Jennifer Wadsworth wrote:Erik - I hear you.
However an alternative emerges if we apply permaculture thinking to this issue,:
We know that there is a pattern of Geoff teaching this class once a year. Observation tells us that if he holds true to the timing of the past two sessions he will open up registration in April 2015. Understanding this allows us to build a strategy to harvest the energy (money) that will enable us to bring this beneficial resource into our lives.
Anyone thinking of taking this class now has a year to lay the foundational work that will lead to abundance. There is much freedom to saving for something and paying for it outright.
Best of luck on your journey - Geoff's PDC is transformational.
Erik Little wrote: I hear what you are saying. My thought was to add velocity by adding 1 small change, this change could also bring in a more steady stream of money to PRI in addition to the big lump that comes in around April.
Erik Little wrote: That is not a workable plan for me, a more realistic plan would be a 3 year savings plan, I have other interests besides Permaculture that I nurture with my money.
Erik Little wrote: I have led way to many Financial Peace University classes to not acknowledge my own personal spending habits and impulses.
Jennifer Wadsworth wrote: I guess what I'm trying to say is that the quality of the current OPDC is very high. Not sure if that would translate well into a modular OPDC.
Jennifer Wadsworth wrote:I try to spend that time wisely by giving it to organizations that need volunteers to survive and move forward with their mission.
A Le wrote:FWIW, there's a really interesting looking online PDC getting ready to start at www dot brinkoffreedom dot NET. The Instructor is Jack Spirko's intern and assistant instructors include Jack Spirko and a guy who interned w/Geoff Lawton. Should be less than $500. I'm currently enrolled in Geoff's online PDC but am considering signing up for this other one also since it's likely to be more focused on survival/homesteading application in the US...
Mike Leo wrote:I think Jack, Joe, and all the guys over at the permaethos farm are going to have their hands full when this kicks off.
And I think those 1000 class spots are going to fly off the shelf.
Mike Leo wrote:I'll be interested to see how the PE folks address that issue.
I also think that a course 100% in front of a white board (regardless of how much I enjoy Geoff's lectures) is also missing something and (based on the questions) doesn't seem to be stopping new students from trying to put herb spirals where they don't belong or trying to reinvent the wheel.
Consider how the on-sight PDC students can walk outside and see examples of the water systems in action in a mature system, or how they can be sitting in the gardens and asking about the interactions and design. This is an element that the PEPDC wants to try and include. I have no doubt that they will spend just as much time on other climates and using the white board or infographics. If they are going to skip relevant material because it doesn't apply on the PE site... well that would be a mistake. A mistake that I doubt Jack will allow or that Geoff would be comfortable with (as a member of the PE board).
Geoff's involvement in the PE concept, farm, and PDC helps me feel more comfortable with the idea and knowing Jack as well as I feel I do as a member of his community I have little doubt that this new PDC will be in any way lacking.