Nicole Alderman wrote:My response is: "VORP? What's that? Maybe one day I'll find out, but it makes no difference as to whether or not I'll buy the book."
Shawn Klassen-Koop wrote:Yes it is! A shiny new acronym that we came up with to describe food that is Virgin and Organic and grown in Rich soil as part of a Polyculture in a permaculture system.
(I think that sentence sounded better the way it was written in the book but I'm between tasks so you'll have to deal with this less polished version for now.)
Ben Zumeta wrote:I am also drowning in a sea of acronyms at work, so maybe he’s mentioned it enough that most people who aren’t cerebrally saturated with them would remember PEP, or VORP, but if the book is for the beginner it would help to spell it out. One way to help overcome acronym illiteracy would be to make sure each component part is explained in the prior sections in such a way as to make their integration seem the obvious next step.
Shawn Klassen-Koop wrote:Interesting. Seems so far like it doesn't make a difference to most people.