Inge Leonora-den Ouden wrote:Hi there! Is it possible to follow the free webinar later (tomorrow or so)? I'm in a totally different time-zone. When the webinar starts at 6 pm in the USA, here it's late night, I'm already sleeping
hmm, I am not sure about that.. and I don't see a way to contact anyone from that website either.. so I'm not sure! sorry!
I found it disappointing. It's basically an hour long intro to the 7 week course and doesn't really go into anything other than bullet pointing content. Yes there are a few resource recommendations and some of Hemenway's thoughts, but not really any useful content. You can fit a lot of content in an hour's webinar, I reckon the content of this could be covered in a 5 - 10 min youtube intro vid.
At the end of the hour is more than 10 mins of promo for the course, and then Q and A is meant to happen. I've given up at this point so I don't know how useful the Q and A was (the first question was about the course).
All of which is fine, they should probably have just said that's what they were doing in the advertising instead of presenting it as a stand alone webinar.
The webinar :Growing Simple Abundance" will be repeated today at 2PM US Pacific time, Oct. 27. And anyone who registers for it can view the recording later. See Cassie's top post for the link.
Odd that Rose thought is was just an intro to the course I'm offering. I spent an hour describing high-density food growing methods, listing 6 major methods and how to do them; methods for extending the seasons, an introduction to biointensive and square-foot gardening, greenhouses and hoophouses for small yards, planting in relays, a brief overview of guild design for small yards, and testing and remediating toxic soil. Then we spent 10 minutes describing the upcoming course (which will cover a vastly wider range of material than the webinar: energy, water, community, and livelihood, among others, which I did not talk about at all in the body of the webinar), and 10 minutes on Q&A. But I know you can't please everyone.
I think it was more how it was promo-ed that was the issue. Yes you covered all the ground you mention, but in fairly light ways, so from my perspective it was a surface introduction to those techniques that then required going somewhere else to learn about them (which then segued into the promo for the course).
There's nothing wrong with that, it's just not what I was expecting from what I had seen in the material ahead of time. I was expecting something more detailed in depth rather than surface. The impression I had from the webinar outline (and I've just looked again) was there there would be more detail. I guess this is feedback about the promotion.
The webinar itself strikes me as being a good introduction for people that are newbies to permaculture or even gardening.
Location: Otago, New Zealand
posted 4 years ago
Just wanted to add, I think it's great you are offering the free webinar (and the course). I think if it hadn't been you my expectations would have been lower
Note to self: don't get into a fist fight with a cactus. Command this tiny ad to do it: