Kathleen Minniti

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Recent posts by Kathleen Minniti

Thank you for sharing that helpful graphic, Cassie! I really like cucumbers, and its nice to know that if I plant radishes around them I will probably get to eat a few of them myself!
4 years ago
I'm in! I've got my fingers crossed, because he still needs another $900 before 9:45pm on Monday, May 19th. C'mon, all!
4 years ago

Jocelyn Campbell wrote:Very good thoughts from Matt and Patricia about people of color in addition to women, and good replies from Rachel and Dale, too.

I'm with Patricia in that I'm not interested in a "women's only" permaculture event. I think women hold other women back as much as men might. An alternative convention, as William suggests, is always an option, and if it turns out better - good on them! Though in general, I think the more we separate, the more we become "us versus them" within our own group.

...I would never knowingly discriminate based on gender, color, religion or sexual orientation. ...I know I make stereotypical judgments far too often in my daily life - sometimes subconsciously. The more I "out" my tendencies, I think, the more conscious and intentional my judgments and therefore my decisions and actions become. I desperately want and intend to value people for who they are and what they do.

What makes a leader? What makes people (more) comfortable in any group? I think that Paul is onto something with this keynote topic. The less we throw stones, and the more we know when we ourselves are throwing stones, and the more we support each other, the more we nurture each other, the more fertile we can make permaculture for all people.



Thank you, Jocelyn. I couldn't have said it better, so I won't. I will only say that I agree strongly enough to want to have it posted in this thread again.
4 years ago

Matu Collins wrote:I am a woman in permaculture busting my buns to learn and experiment and build as much as I can so that in ten years I will be an "expert". Put me down for Permaculture Voices X.

You GO Matu!

For my part, I just want to get a handle on what will work for me in my little urban home. I like being a cheerleader and one of the target demographic that will hopefully spread the infection of permaculture. Just because a person (of any gender) is not a leader, does not mean that they are unimportant to the movement. After all, we cannot all be leaders, can we?

I have also gathered some food for thought on this thread concerning the involvement of colored people. The post on the subtlety of how we look/listen/reach out to marginalized groups really hit home. Also the suggestion in that thread to make a point of reaching out to those groups that appear to be under-represented. (Although one of the beauties of online forums is its blindness to anything other than verbal cues regarding physical characteristics such as gender & race.) I think the next time I chat with my next-door neighbor about the chickens I'll bring up permaculture and see what she thinks. She happens to be an african-american, and maybe she has a different world-view that I can learn something from. I've already begun the conversation by inviting her to dump all her lawn clippings and fall leaf litter into my compost heap as well as offering to share my girls' eggs ....
4 years ago
Congratulations, Burra! Keep up the good work.
Awesome work, Charlotte! I'm definitely in, and hope you are able to accomplish everything you plan.
5 years ago

paul wheaton wrote:

Kathleen Minniti wrote:
No joy, Bill. I followed your link to...nothing. I guess there is some kind of mis-connect going on and will have to survive without access to the Secret Inner Circle. *Sigh*



So .... after all that research, you didn't read my post?




Color me embarrassed, because, no, Sir, I did not read your post since it was not specifically addressed to me. Of course, had I been keeping up with the entire thread, I would have seen that you are going to re-submit addresses mid-month. Please accept my sincere apologies.

Bill Erickson wrote:

Kathleen Minniti wrote:I received the Kicktarter update saying that 444 people who contributed at least $5 and whose emails matched were granted access to the secret inner circle forum. Well, I contributed $5 and I only have one email address, so I should be on that list. Unfortunately, The only reference to "secret inner circle forum" I see is here. What do I do next?



Kathleen, if your access is there, then you will see it at the bottom of the same group that this subject is in. I'll repost the link from one of the previous posts too - Secret Inner Circle - I hope that helps.



No joy, Bill. I followed your link to...nothing. I guess there is some kind of mis-connect going on and will have to survive without access to the Secret Inner Circle. *Sigh*
I received the Kicktarter update saying that 444 people who contributed at least $5 and whose emails matched were granted access to the secret inner circle forum. Well, I contributed $5 and I only have one email address, so I should be on that list. Unfortunately, The only reference to "secret inner circle forum" I see is here. What do I do next?
I'm in for the jump drive, too: Paypal sent!