?Permaculture Design Certification Course?
As a Paul Smith’s alum you may at some point be interested in the PDC they offer – I really would love to take that one because I can’t think of a prettier place to learn this stuff, but alas the logistics don’t work for me either. (I can do two weeks, but only if it’s between 6/1 – 8/15.) There’s more here: http://www.paulsmiths.edu/sustainability/new.php
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Scott Fonte
Sent: Tuesday, December 14, 2010 11:27 PM
Subject: Re: ?Permaculture Design Certification Course?
First off I would like to thank everyone for their suggestions – I did not know there was such a large community her in CNY!
Weekend or "distance" learning would fit best with me for sure. I have a postponed honeymoon planned for this year (Hawaii here we come!) so an additional two weeks is a no-go for me. Honestly though my biggest fear is to take a class, drop ~$1K and not get a "return" –> I am a civil/enironmental engineer by profession, a landscaper/gardener by hobby (worked 5 seasons though college and highschool – not lawn mowing – all bed bed work), and an ecologist by passion (Paul Smiths College EET alum). I by no means mean offense to anyone, just don’t know the "nuts and bolts of the particular curriculums suggested. I am looking for something tending toward the "technical" I guess is the best way to phrase it.
Again, thanks and I loook forward to speaking with and meeting as many of you all as possible!
On Tue, Dec 14, 2010 at 7:49 PM, Kathleen Partridge <kathy> wrote:
I think I’m already a member of your forum…haven’t remembered to check it
in awhile tho. The April workshops look very interesting – one of my goals
next year is to install a series of rainbarrels to collect water off my shed
as a starter project. So I’m particularly interested in that one. One of my
problems is finding a source for used food-safe barrels. I’m picturing some
kind of setup with barrels elevated over compost bins to get better water
pressure. Still, I’ve never actually put such a system together so it will
be good to see it done first.
I’ll put it on my calendar. Thanks!