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PDC in China

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Hi everyone,

I am part of a newly fledged PDC teaching team and we're going to run a PDC in China, preferably Yunnan, sometime in May next year. There are 3 of us, Pascal, who is a diploma holder and Geoffroy and I, who are working on our diplomas, and we taught our first PDC together in Romania in September this year. Pascal and I both lived in Hunan and Yunnan for about five years and now we're looking to return, from France, to start a project together, along with Chen Li, Pascal's wife.

I'm writing this, basically, to try to make some contacts with other permies in China and also to ask if anyone knows of any suitable venues for a PDC. This would preferably be in Yunnan but we're flexible. We're particularly interested in finding a place in which the owners are looking to start, or already have started, a permaculture project or would otherwise somehow benefit from holding a course.

Any advice or contacts would be much appreciated.


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Location: Malaysia
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So.... I have been living and doing permaculture work in asia for years.. but everytime I am asked.. what I say is that my heart is in china. For some reason I feel that is where I am meant to be living and working, but first I need a community of like-minded folk. No man or woman is an island I believe, and I am so tired of feeling like I am making things happen on my own. In addition to this, while I think that my chinese is passable for normal everyday chit chat, it is in no way adequate for the kind of work that I would need to be doing to be doing successful outreach. Sooo I figure one more year and I will be fluent.. I need a good reason to return so that I can make this happen. I am currently working on a permaculture project in Malaysia Do any of you have sites that are operational and need assistance?

I do feel like I have some things to offer this thread: I went to the bio-regional permaculture convergence in Hong Kong in November. I met a lot of people who are interested in seeing how they can be a part of a permacultural movement in china. I am ready to begin an email list, and feel that all of the people in this thread should definately be a part of it. Please send me your email if you would like to be a part of this conversation, or connect me with others who have the same idea. I know of books and other resources in chinese and can link you with people and projects in Hong Kong and Taiwan and Beijing. I am rooting for all of you, and I hope that I have the pleasure of meeting you all in the near future. Also... one last thing, I am a certified PC teacher and would be interested in collaboration on future courses or projects that you might be working on if that is somthing that could be useful!

Please write with emails or contact info for anyone who would like to be a part of the china discussion group that I am compiling,
Tiffany permyfany@gmail.com
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Location: Hunan, China
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I have been in Changsha, Hunan for the past 3 and a half years or so, but I'm new to permaculture. I just shot you an email Tiffany.

Anyone else, feel free to get in contact with me if you are planning on doing permaculture in China. I would love to get involved if I can!
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Hi everyone! I am very interested in your permaculture work and projects in China and particularly in Yunnan (my paradise ln earth!). Is it too late to ask to be added to the email list, Tiffany? Would love to know more about the permaculture scene in China!
Thanks in advance!!
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