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Richard Force
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Hello my name's Richard and after hearing about Bill I was greatly saddened but wanted to think of something to do to honor Bill's memory.

So here is my idea:

I would want to start a Kickstarter to start creating and selling silver and gold Bill Millions Memorial coins where the funds would go towards a scholarship program for students that a less able to afford a PDC in person or online. As well as help people start their Permaculture projects of their own if possible.

The coin in my mind would would feature Bill's face on the front with the words "In Memory of Bill Mollison" with his date of birth and death.

On the back I would need some help figuring out what to put on it I was thinking a small quote or the image (if possible) on the permaculture designers manual.

I would want the support and okay first of all from the following people.

*Bill's family
*geoff lawton
*Paul Wheaton
* And other top figureheads in the Permaculture community and people close to Bill.

Even if I couldn't do this myself I would want this idea to turn into something to honor Bill and help the Permaculture movement grow larger and larger.

I sent the above to Geoff Lawton website. I have no idea if he will get it but I also want to share this here.

I just want to say that if this idea grows and develops into a reality I want no credit.


 
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Do you have a sculptor to make the likeness?  I'm a professional sculptor so if you don't have one already chosen I would like to submit images of my works for consideration.  Please let me know where I can send images to be evaluated.

 
Richard Force
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No so far it's just an idea and I was wanting the permie communities support in this idea before I went anywhere with the idea as well as get ideas people have.

If you would really like to share some ideas of how to do this here on permies I'm sure it would be a great place to start to get some input from others in the community as well.

 
Richard Force
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Tyler Ludens wrote:Do you have a sculptor to make the likeness?  I'm a professional sculptor so if you don't have one already chosen I would like to submit images of my works for consideration.  Please let me know where I can send images to be evaluated.



To answer this question a little more directly no I don't have one but I'm sure one would bee needed.

I'm just glad to that someone has already shown some interest.
 
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A scholarship is a good idea but there are huge other issues.. who will run it?  Where will the courses be undertaken .. just Tasmania, or the whole of Australia or worldwide. This CAN all be done. I have experiance of dealing with trusts, scholarships etc world wide and these fall under philothropic trusts ... .  http://www.philanthropy.org.au/.  ; I would suggest a lawyer needs to work with the family. This will take at least!!! a year to work out, as it is a major commitment.  I think the family needs to space to grief first.  But over all I love your idea but not sure of the execution.
 
Richard Force
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Giselle Burningham wrote:A scholarship is a good idea but there are huge other issues.. who will run it?  Where will the courses be undertaken .. just Tasmania, or the whole of Australia or worldwide. This CAN all be done. I have experiance of dealing with trusts, scholarships etc world wide and these fall under philothropic trusts ... .  http://www.philanthropy.org.au/.  ; I would suggest a lawyer needs to work with the family. This will take at least!!! a year to work out, as it is a major commitment.  I think the family needs to space to grief first.  But over all I love your idea but not sure of the execution.


Honestly I'm not sure of how to go about it either that why I'm here to get comments like yours pointing things out and making suggestions.

I would like to see it globally set up and with a application process that proves ones inability to pay for a class themselves.

 
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