Nicole Alderman wrote:It might also be an urban vs. rural thing.
But, they need that basic education that they and their parents probably didn't have, of what food is.
Paul is trying to reach everyone. He's trying to reach the largest audience that he can. He noticed that there is not a lot of Black folks that are visible in permaculture. If we do not reach out into the Black Community or give them an incentive or even the idea to be involved in permaculture, then we never reach them unless they stumble on it alone, against immense odds. If we do as you suggest, then we do not reach the majority of people. We do not reach many people at all. It certainly is still good and fine to work in our communities and to network with people who share the same demographic or have the same perspective, but movements do not expand far or fast that way. Paul is looking to develop more of a critical mass.
I'm not understanding why it matters what someone's demographic is. We all come to this from different perspectives, and I think we should be reaching out to people we know rather than targeting a specific demographic, whatever that may be.