I am working on a business concept that might help permaculture get more traction, and I want to see how deep the field is where this is planned to start. So the question:
Who of you
a) have a permaculture design certificate
b) do not have a 1+ acre plot of land to work on but want to design, implement, and manage one
c) live in California or are willing to move here
Well we finally got the project / campaign launched on GoFundMe. When we get the project up on its feet we will acquire more plots to develop. That is why I was asking the questions earlier. If things go well we can spread outside my state.
Mike, I love how your Farm it Forward campaign isn't just solving the problem of deforestation/desertification but also taking care of the people who are stewards of the Earth!
I see this is your only post on the forum, I'd highly recommend you stay awhile and perhaps check out the regional forums to see if others are interested in helping with your project in California. I haven't been on Permies too long, but it doesn't take long on the forum to recognize there is a huge problem where many people want to practice permaculture but they feel restricted for one reason or another, whether that be because they rent or because their yard is smaller than they'd like.
Paul Wheaton, creator of this forum, saw this same exact problem and has provided his own little solution to it for people that are willing- giving/renting 1 acre parcels of his land to those who are passionate about permaculture. Your program sounds like it'd be able to provide a similar solution. I see how hard Paul works at everything he does to maintain this forum and to keep the community on and around his land a positive one, so that is all the more reason for you to become a more involved member of this forum- to learn from him.
Now to answer your questions:
A) No PDC B) Currently do not have 1+ acres to work on but my friends want me to practice permaculture on their land and I'm enjoying my parent's .2 acre lot for starting my journey
C) Do not live in California nor would I ever move there
Hill Country Dream: Land Acquired > Home plans driving me crazy (still) > food forest pending
Anything worth doing well is worth doing poorly first. Just look at this tiny ad:
🌸 FULL-TIME PERMACULTURE FARM CARETAKER IN THE BEAUTIFUL SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS OF CALIFORNIA 🌸