by Tim Bermaw got me thinking that maybe having a whole lot of different colours for what at the root is really permaculture, is a way of keeping it out of the eyes of big business. Big Ag is certainly doing its best to hijack the "organic" movement ("organic" root vegetable chips have to be a healthy choice?) because they've realized it's cutting into their bottom line. Getting people to heal the land, change their planting approach to multi-cultures, finding ways to hold water on the land and build carbon in the soil, all while keeping Big Business out of it, sounds like a fine approach to me.
if it does get more formalized, does start growing rapidly, does start making significant progress, and does start heading in a direction that is profitable (or threatens the profitability of the status quo), then it will become 'worth' hijacking, and then folks will start trying.
George Bastion wrote: If anything, I think the opposite should occur, and this knowledge and the skills-training should be as broad-based and accessible as possible.
George Bastion wrote:Can you point me to a free PDC? I know there are some great intro courses and Youtube videos, but an in-person, full-on PDC, I've never seen.
Marco Banks wrote:Kids would ask for a new garden trowel for Christmas instead of a video game system.
Su Ba wrote:Didn't Oregon State University offer a couple of free PDC courses online? I took parts of one and learned quite a bit, but I wasn't able to complete it due to other obligations in my life.
Marco Banks wrote:For the life of me, however, I can't imagine how Walmart or Amazon would make any money off it. But lets say that they were to figure out how to do so . . . we'd have millions of Americans ripping out their grass lawns and converting millions of acres into productive agricultural space.
Josh Garbo wrote:I find it funny that anyone could be on Permies and still looking for a free PDC...
George Bastion wrote:A structured, hands-on, and in-person experience working through the concepts on a very micro-level, shared with others, and with the focused guidance of a more experienced practitioner whose purpose is to facilitate your growth, however, it is not.
Zach Simone wrote: Maybe a perfect balance of purple and brown could provide a unification of halves thus resulting in the whole system that permaculture deserves.