• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic

Welcome Matt Powers author of The Permaculture Student  RSS feed

 
Cassie Langstraat
steward
Posts: 3933
Location: Zone 9b
306
bee books food preservation fungi
  • Likes 2
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator


Photo Source: Permaculture Research Institute

This week Matt Powers will be joining us to talk about all sorts of different topics regarding permaculture in education, permaculture for your families, and for children in general.

There are four copies of his book, The Permaculture Student up for grabs.

Matt will be stopping by on the forum over the next few days answering questions and joining in discussions.

From now through this Friday, any posts in this forum, ie the homeschooling forum, could be selected to win.

To win, you must use a name that follows our naming policy and you must have your email set up in Paul's Daily-ish email.

The winner will be notified by email and must respond within 24 hours.

Posts in this thread won't count, but please feel free to say hi to Matt and make him feel welcome!
 
Miles Flansburg
steward
Posts: 4068
Location: Zones 2-4 Wyoming and 4-5 Colorado
186
bee books forest garden fungi greening the desert hugelkultur
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Howdy Matt, I am really loving the work you are doing with kids!
 
Matt Powers
Posts: 344
34
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
THANK YOU!!
 
Galadriel Freden
Posts: 364
Location: West Yorkshire, UK
19
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hi Matt, I'm looking forward to reading your posts!
 
Michael Cooley
Posts: 8
  • Likes 2
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hi Matt,

Wow...wish this book would've been around when we homeschooled! We homeschooled two boys from 4 years old through high school. NO regrets. Oldest is a Dr. of Physical Therapy and Youngest a successful Mechanical Engineer. Both men of great values and faith. Matt...saw your early attempt to get this going and so glad it has come to fruition. Will plan on getting it for when (and if..hopefully!) grandchildren come around!

Welcome!

Michael

www.narrowpassagepermaculture.com

http://permacultureglobal.org/users/8798-michael-cooley
 
Matt Powers
Posts: 344
34
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Thank you both! I hope to have it translated into a dozen languages soon as well to spread the life skills as far and wide as possible. (we have spanish, italian & polish near completion).
 
Tracy Hart
Posts: 2
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hi Matt,
Welcome! I wanted to ask about the goodies from the kickstarter campaign. I am eagerly looking forward to the materials, but am not sure when they might be distributed. Is there another step I need to complete, beside being patient, that is?
Thank you for your time and gift of putting permaculture principles in a homeschooling format we can all use! I have 3 children just beginning their schooling years and love the alternative you have created.
Sincerely,
Tracy
 
Matt Powers
Posts: 344
34
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Kickstarter books are all sent as of today. Many folks are getting them right now!! Keep an eye out for it!

Thank you so much for contributing & I can't wait for you to get your books!!

MP
 
Tracy Hart
Posts: 2
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Matt that is GREAT news!
I'm sure things are hectic right now with the launch, etc. but I also wanted to inquire about your plan for spreading this far and wide. As a former educator myself I would love to see this become available to a large number of kids. Let me know how I can help!
Tracy Hart
 
Matt Powers
Posts: 344
34
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Thanks Tracy! There are a number of ways that folks are helping:

Kaswanga Permaculture Club was donated my online course & curriculum
Seth Peterson's work in Haiti with Daily Acts is going to include some form of my curriculum (we may need to make a translation or a focused version)
James Castillo's BackPacksRecovery relief aid in the Philippines (we created a focused version for them)
You can donate my course to a family or neighborhood in need: http://www.thepermaculturestudent.com/shop/thepermaculturestudentonline
You can donate my books:http://www.thepermaculturestudent.com/shop/the-permaculture-student-1-textbook-workbook-2-books
You will be able to donate a class set soon (there's over 10 schools using my books so far!!)

Once we are more established I'll create a solid NPO that I fund through my business that will focus on spreading permaculture-focused materials, translations & multimedia all over the world.

Thank you for asking

MP



 
Nicole Alderman
garden master
Posts: 1715
Location: Pacific Northwest
267
cat duck forest garden hugelkultur cooking
  • Likes 2
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I wanted to thank you, Matt, for coming by, answering questions, and stirring up the Homeschool forum. I've learned a lot from you and from the discussions brought about by you joining us here.

Thanks again!
 
Matt Powers
Posts: 344
34
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Glad to hear it! I hope that we can spread self reliance, community strength, & sustainable ethical practices.
 
Cassie Langstraat
steward
Posts: 3933
Location: Zone 9b
306
bee books food preservation fungi
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
So I ran the winner picker app in the forum software and we have 2 winners.

Nicole Alderman
and
Meghan Andrus

Congratulations Nicole and Meghan!

I sent you an email to ask for the email address of the person that first referred you to Permies.com. That person (if qualified) will also get a copy of the book and a permies care package.
 
Don't listen to Steve. Just read this tiny ad:
This is an example of the new permies.com Thread Boost feature
https://permies.com/wiki/61482/Thread-Boost-feature
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!