Ann Torrence wrote:Yep, one a week. Keep the momentum going and try and get done before spring when things start to crank up on the land.
Jennifer Wadsworth wrote:
@Lucas Harrison-Zdenek - A big hello from another of Geoff's online PDC students! That class was awesomeness tied up in a big (sustainably crafted) bow! I'm going through the videos again now - every time I watch them - something new jumps out at me.
Lucas Harrison-Zdenek wrote:Did you make it through the Earthworks course videos yet? I haven't had time and I don't want to miss out! And yes, I also loved the course. I plan to take a hands on PDC within the next year or so, but Geoff gave us so much to think about and so many useful tips. It was well worth the money, especially since I've seen other PDCs that cost twice what he charged. He is a truly amazing human being. If you haven't already seen the new videos on his regular website, you should check them out. The suburban food forest video is AMAZING!
Matu Collins wrote:I must have been good this year because when I woke up yesterday morning my new book was under the tree
Jen Shrock wrote:Hmmm...I didn't know of the start. I can certainly catch up, though. Is the discussion going to be in this thread or another?
Jeremy Hutchins wrote:Hoping I can keep up with the pace, but if not, then at least I can read and come back to the discussions as I finish the chapters.
Few people know that this is the same book as Permaculture: A Designers' Manual. I've compared them side by side and only the cover and first few pages are different.
Ann Torrence wrote:
Yep, one a week. Keep the momentum going and try and get done before spring when things start to crank up on the land.
Cj Verde wrote:When do we start exactly? Jan 1?
I strongly recommend a new sub thread for each chapter! The text is so dense we could maybe even break up the chapters into sub threads just like the book does.
Burra Maluca wrote:
I wonder if we should do one thread for the Preface and three for the rest of the chapter? (I don't think 'references' needs one...) Or should we try chapter one as just one thread? What do you all think? Can we find enough to say about each bit? If we do find plenty to say will it all turn into a big jumble?
I can also do a 'sticky' thread with a contents list and links to all the threads so we can find stuff again when we end up with dozens of threads constantly getting mixed up.
John Polk wrote:It has been brought up here on permies several times that people should update their profiles to reflect the region/climate where they live. I think that this "Book Club" really emphasizes that point. Each of us should provide that info for this discussion of the permaculture bible, as this is where it becomes really relevant. It would add so much more to our discussions if followers could see that one of us is in the desert SW, while others may be in the steppes of the Rockies, or that big sandbar they call Florida. Or Portugal and New Zealand. It would make the entire discussion more meaningful for new users following the threads after the fact. It could help build a regionally selective data base for generations to come.
Burra Maluca wrote:Can anyone here shed a bit of light about this book?
Ann Torrence wrote:Readers: don't fret! There won't be a test! No points off for late homework. Life will intervene some weeks. Threads will drag on beyond a week as people jump in...some chapters won't be as relevant to your situation and you will skim or skip. Take what you like and leave the rest. The main thing is that we will all read more of these dense words than we otherwise might in a short time, with more attention and hopefully some fun.
Brad Vietje wrote:Well below zero for the next few days, so a little time by the wood stove with a mug of tea is sounding pretty good right now!