I completely agree with you - it was for me a great privilege to meet and listen to Paul Stamets, John Liu and Allan Savory. There is something very powerful about the personal transfer of knowledge - 50 minutes of a Stamets keynote can be an incredible, lie-changing experience. It was also so valuable to learn from the many permaculture teachers and workers out there doing great things and come away with a huge dose of hope and inspiration that we can and are making a difference in the world.
I think what Diego did was very important and not to be underestimated. It was the most incredible gathering of people. I am very grateful to him for inviting Tim and myself and for the ongoing education we experienced.
Thanks for the video testimonial.
I had so wished to be there, but we are in the process of getting the house ready to sell so we can buy our farm, (this process was delayed a couple weeks by a death in the family) and so we go on the market next week. The good thing is that because of the passing of my father-in-law, I wouldn't have been able to come out to San Diego anyway, so it was a real blessing that I didn't have to sweat the small stuff to be with the family at that time.
Diego, I SWEAR! I will be out there next year. I look forward to meeting you in person, even if you are intense:-) I like intense.
There is something very powerful about the personal transfer of knowledge
SO TRUE! It just is SO much more/different/better than listening to a podcast or even watching a video presentation.
And oh my gosh it was SO lovely to meet you and Tim too. You two are so amazing and I WILL come visit sometime. I have yet to travel to europe and I was an English Literature major for pete's sake! I have no doubt that we will indeed create another ruckus once reunited.