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Welcome Looby Macnamara, author of People and Permaculture

 
Burra Maluca
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This week Looby Macnamara will be joining us to answer questions and join in discussions about the application of permaculture to people.



There are up to four copies of her book People and Permaculture up for grabs.

The book is also available to buy on kindle, from amazon.co.uk, direct from the publisher in either print or e-book editions, or from Looby herself at spiralsofabundance.com

There is a staff review available here.

From now through til Friday, any posts in this forum, ie the permaculture forum could be selected to win.

To win, you must use a name that follows our naming policy and you must have your email set up in Paul's daily-ish email..

The winners will be notified by email and must respond within 24 hours with their snail mail address.

Looby is a partner in Designed Visions. Her own website is spiralsofabundance.com

Full details of the rules and how the promotion are run can be found here.

Posts in this thread won't count, but please feel free to say hi to Looby and make her feel at home!

 
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Welcome to permies Looby
 
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welcome, checked out your sites, interesting
 
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Welcome Looby. Browsing your site now.
 
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I'd LOVE to win this book... include me in the drawing please!!!

BTW.... enjoyed some of the recent podcasts!


Burra Maluca wrote:This week Looby Macnamara will be joining us to answer questions and join in discussions about the application of permaculture to people.



There are up to four copies of her book People and Permaculture up for grabs.

The book is also available to buy on kindle, from amazon.co.uk, direct from the publisher in either print or e-book editions, or from Looby herself at spiralsofabundance.com

There is a staff review available here.

From now through til Friday, any posts in this forum, ie the permaculture forum could be selected to win.

To win, you must use a name that follows our naming policy and you must have your email set up in Paul's daily-ish email..

The winners will be notified by email and must respond within 24 hours with their snail mail address.

Looby is a partner in Designed Visions. Her own website is spiralsofabundance.com

Full details of the rules and how the promotion are run can be found here.

Posts in this thread won't count, but please feel free to say hi to Looby and make her feel at home!

 
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Welcome Looby ~ Checking out your goodies!!! Hope to get your book! Jamie in Sedro Woolley WA
 
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looks like an awesome book, would love to check it out
 
Bruno Vernier
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> There is a staff review available at http://www.permies.com/t/18160/staff-reviews/People-Permaculture-Looby-Macnamara#155119

wow! that staff review is so well written ... it really makes me want to read the book!
 
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Hello Looby, and welcome. Thank you for the work you do. Need your book to help put my organic farm on the right path.
 
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Hello. I have been interested in permaculture for many years and have great respect for Paul. Please give me a copy of your book to help me become a good steward to my few acres, and teach my daughter to do the same.
 
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Jay Ford,
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Sue Buchholz,
Your post was moved to a new topic.
 
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Xisca Nicolas,
Your post was moved to a new topic.
 
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I've moved a few posts out to their own threads so Looby can give them the attention they deserve without this thread getting too cluttered.

This thread is just for introducing the promotion and welcoming Looby - posts here don't count towards the promotion!
 
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Burra Maluca wrote:
To win, you must use a name that follows our naming policy ...


Finally, a benefit to having changed my name! Please put me in the drawing!
 
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Hmm.

I got to this thread via Paul's email, and I've followed the link to the promotion rules but I'm still a little unclear on where I need to post to be considered entered in the promotion. What thread is being promoted and/or counts?

Burra Maluca wrote:
Posts in this thread won't count, but please feel free to say hi to Looby and make her feel at home!
 
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Cj Verde wrote:Hmm.

I got to this thread via Paul's email, and I've followed the link to the promotion rules but I'm still a little unclear on where I need to post to be considered entered in the promotion. What thread is being promoted and/or counts?



For this promotion you can post anywhere in the main permaculture forum *except* this thread, which soon gets too cluttered for anyone to make any sense of if there are a dozen different questions jumbled up with answers. If I find a question for Looby in here, I'll try to move it out to its own thread before things get too crazy.
 
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Another permaculture book I would like to read. Anyway welcome Looby.
 
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Welcome Looby, I look forward to exploring your site and reading your book.
 
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Would love to win your book. Would also love to go to Missoula to visit, but must wait until spring. <darn>
 
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Congrats Looby on your book! Thank you writing it and sharing a few copies.

I signed up for the newsletter to keep help keep tabs on you and your works!
 
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The review looks intriguing. I always looked at ways to integrate permaculture and people. Until now, tools like Non violente communication, sociocracy ... where giving hints. I m curious to read this book to hopefully get e more bigger picture.

BART
 
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I read the staff review and think wow what a great review it is. It sound like this should be mandatory reading. I am as I type dealing with many of the topics outlined in the review on my health and my spouses health for an important one. I have been neglecting mine and trying to concentrate on hers to no avail. Sounds like great advice or even a code to live by. Thank you for the beautiful review. This site that Paul has is a wonderful wealth of information and I have ordered all of Sepp Holder's books and several others finding reviews and podcasts on all that I have discovered here. Always ordering through this site's Amazon's links to help Paul's financial needs so that this site can continue with all of the most wonderful import information here. I will have to order Looby's book when I make another order. Almost 50 and still learning life's lessons and being reminded of the one's long forgotten. Thankfully there's still an abundance of beautiful people that are willing to share and help teach others of the greatness that is available in this world. Thank you Paul, Looby and others for the opportunity to be a little better everyday. I must get better so that I can help the many. Thanks again. Hope is everywhere just keep looking and you will find it. My first post hope this is an appropriate place for this post. Shaun
 
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I'm also working on a plan for world domination.......for PEACE!
 
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Welcome to the forum Looby. I live in Colorado Springs, CO Zone 5-B. I am slowly working on some permaculture ideas for my place. Maybe your book has some suggestions for high semi-arid zones currently in drought?
Sidney
 
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I look forward to reading this book, hopefully for free
 
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Welcome. I am very curious to check out your book and your site. And even more curious to know how you people who live a more or less self-sufficient life find all the time to keep blogs and websites updated. I hardly manage all the work on the farm and at night fall into bed without being able to do anything else but sleep. I have a farm with 20 hectares, 15 donkeys, 20 goats, 450 olive trees, woods, fields and a big veg garden.

Lots of love from Italy,
Sebastian
 
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Welcome Looby, You new book sounds great and I look forward to checking it out. Thanks for your good work.
 
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Hi all,
its great to hear from so many people into permaculture around the world. One of the aims of the book is to make this way of thinking more accessible and relevant to people in their everyday lives and shift from permaculture just being for people who have land. The book has the potential to really expand the use of permaculture into every corner of our personal lives, our communities and help humanity in every way possible - which is I am guessing the vision for all of us involved in permaculture.
Am interested to hear from people what their highest vision for permaculture and humanity is. By voicing it we can help bring it into reality.
Looby
 
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Welcome Looby, already some questions waiting for you!

Bart Glumineau wrote:I always looked at ways to integrate permaculture and people. Until now, tools like Non violent communication, sociocracy ... where giving hints.


...and -> TST (Transformational Social Therapy)

Sebastian I like your post!
Would you help me chose an olive variety if I post about it?
Well, people here are not self-sufficient but looking for a way, thus for information, or give it when they have.
And right, I work less, so I will come less here...

Looby will certainly tell how permaculture is NOT being self-sufficient on one's own,
..but with others!
And we all know how easy this is!

(TST deals with the relationship with people that do not volunteer to be in the relationship! How do you relate with a pesticide-lover in the surroundings...)
 
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Welcome Looby! Thanks for your work. The book sounds very good.
 
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Sidney Patin wrote:Welcome to the forum Looby. I live in Colorado Springs, CO Zone 5-B. I am slowly working on some permaculture ideas for my place. Maybe your book has some suggestions for high semi-arid zones currently in drought?
Sidney

Sorry Sidney - my book doesn't cover land permaculture - it looks at how we can use it in every day life. It does provide useful information on design that you could then use for your own place if you wanted - although there are other books that will help you more with land based design such as Aranya's Permaculture Design.
 
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Bart Glumineau wrote:The review looks intriguing. I always looked at ways to integrate permaculture and people. Until now, tools like Non violente communication, sociocracy ... where giving hints. I m curious to read this book to hopefully get e more bigger picture.

BART

There are many many tools that are useful in our permaculture people designs, just as there are many gardening techniques that we can use in our designs. It is about incorporating the ethics, principles and bringing them together in a design.
Looby
 
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Thanks everyone for your interest in People & Permaculture this week. It has been fun to see what interest there is and to hear about what people might have expected to find in the book. I am pretty certain you will all find some surprises and enlightening moments. Almost certainly you will have had your own ideas that maybe aren't represented in the book as well - there are still many growing edges for people & permaculture.
In between writing these posts and tending to my family needs I have been planning the second ever People & permaculture design course which is happening in the UK in November - there is quite an international group converging for it. We have been organising the timetable around the design web from my book. The design web is a new permaculture framework that I created particularly for people based designs. We will be taking people through a design on themselves as well as having a final design activity. The first course we did was so much fun and empowering for everyone. There is a short video from the course participants on my webpage below.

People & Permaculture Design course
There are still a few places left if anyone feels drawn to exploring people & permaculture more. I am also organising the next course in Belgium in May next year - details to come.

Thanks all and will be on line later for any last minute posts.
Well done to the winners of my book and hope those that didn't win are interested enough to get themselves a copy
Looby
 
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Welcome Looby! The forums have been such a learning experience for me. Thanks for the contest!!
 
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Run the program to show me 10 random posts and .... LOOK! This one has pictures! Good post! So the first winner is:

David Chapman

The next winner .... good post ... and not signed up for the dailyish email - so not a winner.

So congratulations David! I sent you an email asking for your snail mail address and the email address of the person that referred you to permies.com (cuz that person gets a book too!).

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