[permaculture] American Permaculture Association Standards Board?

Steve Hart stevenlawrencehart at gmail.com
Fri Jul 10 18:02:27 EDT 2015


While we are in the midst of this conundrum Loren could you tell me about
being an Accredited Permaculture Teacher of PRI-Aust ?

Steve Hart

On 11 July 2015 at 09:45, loren luyendyk <loren at sborganics.com> wrote:

> I like the analogy Jason.  You can take a PDC at the equivalent of the
> YMCA (like this outfit) or go to the ashram at the PC Institute.
>
> One thing he has threatened to do was to try and own the name permaculture
> so that he could sue everyone for using the word.  I am not sure the legal
> status/possibility of this happening and it really doesn't matter because I
> would continue doing the work I do regardless of the branding.  He is just
> trying to get rich off of the LOHA demographic.
>
> Loren Luyendyk
> (805)-452-8249
> Accredited Permaculture Teacher, PRI-AUS
> ISA Certified Arborist WE-7805A
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>
>
>
>
> > From: jasongerhardt at gmail.com
> > Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2015 12:24:30 -0600
> > To: permaculture at lists.ibiblio.org
> > Subject: Re: [permaculture] American Permaculture Association Standards
>      Board?
> >
> > My take on this situation is the problem is the solution. The course
> Scott
> > and I just ended had two people in it that, in their own words, "got
> ripped
> > off" by he who shall not be named. Ultimately, these groups that cast a
> big
> > net on the internet are just drumming up interest for permaculture. Some
> > who encounter them will be happy to stay in the shallow end of the pool
> > growing zucchini's from their ears or whatever new "permaculture"
> technique
> > is all the rage. And, some will see something deeper past the breakers,
> and
> > ever curious, may swim out to see what it's like. I try to serve those
> > craving the depths. You may have to swim to get to me, but no risk no
> > reward. These big internet presences are just funneling more people into
> > the depths.
> >
> > You could look at something like yoga for a parallel. Every ymca and rec
> > center has yoga classes, but you can be sure they aren't reciting the
> > upanishads and whatever else it is that real yogis do. Inevitably some
> > percentage of people who get exposed to yoga that way decide to crave the
> > depths and find a teacher that can offer them that. The same is true with
> > permaculture.
> >
> > Jason
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