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Burra Maluca is promoted to community manager - Mother Tree  RSS feed

 
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All of the staff are currently named "volunteer" (like a volunteer tomato) or "steward" (like "land steward"). We also have people tapped as "pollinators" - they are not on the staff, but they do have the ability to give out apples - they are hand picked by the staff as the best contributors.

Yesterday I asked Burra to be the permies.com community manager. She's been pretty much filling that role for a long time. And whenever there seems to be a problem, I must confess that if I see Burra is on it - I tend to move on to other things.

In trying to keep with the "pollinator, volunteer, steward" theme, the staff spent some time trying to dream up what the name for this new role might be. In the end, Burra selected "Mother Tree" and asked that I embed this video:



Congratulations Burra. In hindsight, this promotion is long overdue.

 
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Burra - I am proud to be part of your fungal net communication system!
 
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Here, here! Mother Tree is fitting and brilliant!
 
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Well Done, Burra!
I've always been a big fan.
 
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Thanks guys. I feel very honoured to be here and hope I can keep all lines of communication open, including the mycelial ones!

I do find the honour a bit daunting though, so go easy on me, everyone...
 
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excellent
 
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You deserve it sweetie, all the best ~
 
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Hip, hip, huzzah!

I love "Mother Tree."
 
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congrats! You totally deserve your title and your role. Keep up the good work.
 
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Awesome! As I just said in another post, I don't get to permies as often as I'd like, but I've been here enough to know this is great for all of us! Your bone sauce videos were so helpful to us. "Mother Tree" is perfect.

Congratulations!

Julie
 
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congrats Burra!

as I poke around the permies threads, I keep coming across great older posts from you, whether it's advice or perspective, you've got it covered!

and the Mother Tree notion is a lovely one, "diversity gives resilience" to the whole "neural" network, supporting the growth of new ideas while sharing that which has proven to work.

well done.
 
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Congratulations, Burra! Keep up the good work.
 
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Whenever I wonder how something works on the forum I just have to mention it somewhere on the forum, knowing that Burra will eventually see it and give the answer. For this reason, I've been referring to her as "Burra The Omniscient" for several months. It reminds me of the computer Hal in 2001 Space Oddity. Do something remotely unorthodox and she'll find out about it. She often dispenses spankings when bickering occurs. There really is no escape. Thank you Burra.
 
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Nice job, Burra.
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Dale Hodgins wrote: Do something remotely unorthodox and she'll find out about it. She often dispenses spankings when bickering occurs. There really is no escape. Thank you Burra.



Well I might not be quite so omniscient as you'd like to believe, but I do also have a brand new team of stewards, all being trained to dispense spankings where necessary!

And thanks for all the support everyone. I hope I can continue to contribute to the forum in as many ways as possible. And please forgive me for all my little quirks and weirdnesses - I try to keep them under control, but they do ooze out every now and then.
 
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Congratulations Burra! Paul really has a great eye for talent and helping it grow. I always appreciate seeing your take on things.
 
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Brilliant! Congratulations Burra! Mother Tree is a great title. I learned a lot from the video. Thank you!
 
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Congratulations!
I really appreciate the whole team of willing helpers, but having someone competent enough to let Paul relax is huge.

I confess I don't help as much with actual site management as my privileges would suggest. Please feel free to point this out to me in specific ways if it seems like I'm missing anything.

Yours,
Erica W
 
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Congrats Burra! I really like that new title.
 
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Thanks, Burra, for all you do, and for taking on this role!!!
 
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Parabens arvore-mae
 
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I wish someone would scan and post the illustration Figure 6.1 "Trees in a Whole System" from the Designers Manual . I do not have the capacity . It reflects Burras role as Mother Tree very well.
 
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Well done Burra

David

( why do I keep thinking entwives ?)
 
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Entwives... brilliant, and now I have that image stuck in my head too.

Burra, I'm afraid you will now forever be green and covered in shaggy moss in my mind.

 
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Michael Cox wrote:Burra, I'm afraid you will now forever be green and covered in shaggy moss in my mind.



Hmmm. I've just been attending to the humanure heap and a quick glance downwards suggests kinda brown and covered in bits of hay.

Pretty close!

I rather identify with this painting, actually.
 
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wayne stephen wrote:I wish someone would scan and post the illustration Figure 6.1 "Trees in a Whole System" from the Designers Manual . I do not have the capacity . It reflects Burras role as Mother Tree very well.

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PDM mother tree in whole system
 

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