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Winter read-along book club for Permaculture: A Design Manual by Bill Mollison

 
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I'm in. I also took Geoff Lawton's online PDC and look forward to getting into the book more in depth.
 
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Hello permies!

Like a few others, I've created an account after becoming interested in this thread.

Designers Manual has been on my to-read list for quite some time.....it'll be great tracking along with everyone else. Hats off to Paul for putting it on the dailyish email!

Happy end of 2013
Ben
 
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I'm so green, I've never heard of this book, but all the enthusiasm has my curiosity up. I'm in. I will start e-shopping for a copy.
 
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After a bit of sifting online I managed to find an ecopy on Scribd.com. Its ugly and I feel a wee case of moral hives at using it, but until I can score my own thriftstore copy it'll have to do because I really want to participate here.
 
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Good timing! Right as I try to plan out this year's projects. Looking forward to it!
 
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I'm in. I've been sporadically lurking on permies but decided to register to participate in this discussion.

Happy reading!
 
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Sign me up, too! I have read this book. I am looking forward to feedback from many folks.
 
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I'm in. I have perused the book several times, but I haven't read the entire book!
 
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I just joined Permied today and today I just ordered this Permaculture Design book from the library which I will get in a few weeks, so I am definitely in.
 
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I love the idea, I'm in!
 
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Me too!
 
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As a permaculture greenhorn I too am excited about this. Now if Powell's will only come through for me with a quick delivery, I'll be all set!
 
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I'm in. New to permies, and just got the manual for Christmas. I think this will be the perfect introduction to both.

Thanks for the great idea!!
 
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Awesome! I'm on my second copy of the book, and have only gotten through parts of it. Looking forward to getting through the beasty...
 
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I'm in!

I also am a graduate of Geoff's PDC from last spring...best thing EVER! I also did a PDC the year before with Skeeter in Spokane, WA.

I have not read the DM yet, either. I am currently working on several other books, all PC-related, so I don't know if I'll be able to keep up the pace of the group, but I'll do my best. It is motivating to be part of a group that is working on this - that book can be overwhelming!

I will also amend my info to include my location - I'm in Kennewick, WA (zone 6B/7A, semi-arid - 7" of precip a year - Jenn, I think you get more than I do) .

Glad I found this group!
 
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Sounds good to me, too.
I finally bought myself a copy, what, about 15 years after my first introduction to permaculture.
As always, I'm having trouble deciding whether to 'believe on it' or question every assertion... some chapters more so than others.

Flashback to have weekly reading assignments again.

-Erica W
 
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This is such a great idea - perfect way to start the new year too! I had $20 in amazon credit, so I decided to nab myself a brand new copy. W/ prime shipping, should have it by Saturday. I also went via Paul's list of textbooks, so hopefully he gets a referral cut from it(:
 
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I will be looking forward to this. Just joined permies and I have had this book since it came out in the 80's. Hard to understand. This will make it more understandable. Glad I found this site very interesting.
 
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WOW so many new folks!! Welcome to permies everyone

Here is the new thread, if you haven't seen it yet.

http://www.permies.com/t/31000/pdm/Permaculture-Design-Manual-Preface-Chapter

Jump right in !
 
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I would love to read-along!
 
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Janet Dowell wrote:I'm in!

I also am a graduate of Geoff's PDC from last spring...best thing EVER! I also did a PDC the year before with Skeeter in Spokane, WA.

I will also amend my info to include my location - I'm in Kennewick, WA (zone 6B/7A, semi-arid - 7" of precip a year - Jenn, I think you get more than I do) .

Glad I found this group!



Hey Janet and welcome! Yeah - we might indeed get a little more rain than you by about .5-1" - funny isn't it? I think the big difference is in the amount of evapotranspiration here as it is just so hot for so dang long. I'm somewhat familiar with Kennewick because my dad grew up there - nice area!

Glad to see the following:
--so many NEW people. WELCOME TO YOU ALL and glad you could join us!
--so many folks who were in Geoff's online PDC - it's like a class reunion - I've missed that community that we built there.
--my fellow drylanders - I'm looking to all of you to expand my own knowledge of different types of drylands.
 
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I'm already part way through chapter one and I feel awesome! I bought a brand new notebook to use during this event. I can't wait for the first discussions to commence!
 
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It has begun.
As Miles said, Jump right in.

Miles Flansburg wrote:
http://www.permies.com/t/31000/pdm/Permaculture-Design-Manual-Preface-Chapter

Jump right in !

 
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I'm in!! Just ordered my manual, it will arrive in a couple of days....holiday gift to myself I'll try to catch up as fast as possible.
 
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I just started an online PDC course, so the extra exposure to the BIG BOOK will only help with the test at the end of the course! So, count me in!

MJ
 
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I just bite the bullet and ordered the book. The online read along will be helpful and keep me on track.
 
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I'm in just let me know when we start and where to be.

got my book online for $170 used. was thrilled to find only a tiny scratch on the cover. lovely book.
 
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Rhoda Kendry wrote:I'm in just let me know when we start and where to be.



Join us here - discussion in progress! http://www.permies.com/t/31000/pdm/Permaculture-Design-Manual-Preface-Chapter
 
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Wow! I am soooo glad Paul sent a notice about this out in his email! I woulda missed it otherwise. I would love to do this. How do we keep up on what is going on? Do I need to RSS a specific post? I would like to participate and would be sad if it went on with out me
 
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Toni Brock wrote:Wow! I am soooo glad Paul sent a notice about this out in his email! I woulda missed it otherwise. I would love to do this. How do we keep up on what is going on? Do I need to RSS a specific post? I would like to participate and would be sad if it went on with out me



Join us here: http://www.permies.com/t/31000/pdm/Permaculture-Design-Manual-Preface-Chapter
 
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What a great way to read this book & be able to discuss it with others! THANKS for doing this! Please include me!
 
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What a great idea.
Count me in please.
Here in NJ it is cold so there is not much else to do, other than plan all sorts of permaculture projects to do in the spring.

When do we start reading ??

Has anyone ever considered doing a " Online Read", like with skype to review a particular portion of the chapter, to like summarize and discuss it?

Thanks
-Kevin
 
Hey, sticks and stones baby. And maybe a wee mention of my stuff:
Intrinsic: An Agriculture of Altered Chaos
https://permies.com/t/95922/Intrinsic-Agriculture-Altered-Chaos
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