i found this looking for information on community gardens. i am a member the vfw auxiliary,and we are the only post left in our county. I am spearheading adding a community garden to our post youth activities program. we will be having meetings later this month to start the ball rolling. i have no experience as committee chairman or organizing anything, so am not sure how it will go, but i can see it going way big and creating its own local nonprofit organization that is networked with all the local veteran and youth organizations. we have a few different locally started nonprofits here, and a monthly resource meeting, so there is already help with starting the business part of it, if it evolves to that. we are starting off with just a few raised bed gardens to get it going, and to start teaching, with my dream of turning the property into a food forest over the years, acquiring land in other towns and growing little edible forests in every town in the county. and having a platoon of volunteers to apply permaculture practices in available yards, with an emphasis on helping veterans. i have never been to a pdc, just have experience in my small back yard and lots of research i have done. i am talking to every person i can and trying to get as many people and all their contacts involved as possible. There are very few people here that even know the word permaculture, let alone anything about it. with no real experience of my own i am aspiring to teach what i know, and infect brains so that others will hopefully seek the knowledge and experiences either on their own or through group projects and assignments. in talking to others and spreading the word i have found a couple local people who have at least heard of permaculture and may have more experience then me. i intend to use every resource i can find. I have been handing out paul's permaculture cards to those strong individuals that i am sure can bring in more support, and planning on using them, by having members and volunteers pick a card and research whatever that card has on it. another thing that may or may not be or turn out to be important is that i live in a very large agricultural area. If anything permaculture finds its way into the hearts and minds of some of these farmers, it could go so much farther. I have no idea how this journey will pan out, but i do know that it won't happen if i don't start somewhere.