[permaculture] Getting Permaculture Books In Your Public Library

Kathryn elkatsan at gmail.com
Tue Aug 19 16:26:04 EDT 2014


Great to hear, Chris, thank you. This is exactly the kind of stuff I want
to hear about here! Let's exchange more success stories, no matter what
scale they are on. Success breeds more success I believe.

And "small scale" success, which is simply another way of saying working
high in the watershed, has equal power to effect great change with less
effort than a large scale, energy intensive project.

Keep following the inspiration!

Kathryn Santoyo
San Luis Obispo, CA


On Tue, Aug 19, 2014 at 5:17 AM, Chris Carnevale <c.s.carnevale at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Hey all,
>
> I want to share a brief success story. Our local permaculture community
> group has monthly meetings and periodic workdays and people often come out
> of these wondering where to learn more and what books to read. We have a
> few permaculture titles in the public library catalog, but we could use
> more. I cataloged which books they already had and then made a wish list of
> which books and DVDs I wished they had. I called the library and said "if
> you bring the books, we can bring the patrons.” At first the lady I spoke
> with was skeptical that permaculture may be too esoteric of a subject, but
> she said she’d check with their collections manager and she would look at
> my wish list. I received a message from her the next day, saying that the
> collections manager had run the numbers on the few permaculture titles they
> already had, that they circulate very well, and that they would be happy to
> buy more. I passed along the name of the Permaculture Activist bookstore,
> and presto, now I am seeing more titles pop into the catalog.
>
> This was easier than I was expecting and thought that some of you might
> appreciate the story and may want to do this with your public library too.
>
> Chris Carnevale
> Charleston, SC
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