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Re: [naturalbuilding-41] A Re-Clarification

From: Koreen B.
Sent on: Monday, December 16, 2013 3:00 PM
Thanks for soliciting feedback. 

Can you share why you would like to create a global permaculture organization that is similar to other national or global models that already exist? 

I have previously stated that a permaculture group called a guild implies that it is a professional organization that supports professionals in the area. Guilds in other areas don't deliver permaculture design or education services such as PDCs themselves, but are instead focused on supporting the overall needs of the movement in that area, and supporting those who are already delivering services, whatever those needs are. 

I am interested in giving my support to a professional group that will support and represent all professionals equally and objectively.  

We can look to other professional organizations as models such as US Green Building Coalition. The British Permaculture Association is another model.  I prefer this type of structure locally, nationally or internationally, as I feel it can be more representative of broad based needs of its members. 

Koreen Brennan

www.growpermaculture.com
www.facebook.com/growpermaculturenow
www.meetup.com/sustainable-urban-agriculture-coalition


On Monday, December 16,[masked]:18 PM, Ken Benway <[address removed]> wrote:
Hello,
The Permaculture Guild was established in 2008. That's over five years ago. The focus has always been both global and local, from the very inception of The Permaculture Guild. This is the "nature" of this organization. We support all permaculture guild initiatives, anywhere on the planet, and always will.
We offer our services free of charge, to those groups who wish to "play" with us. We have no interest in telling other organizations how to run their affairs. We only make recommendations when they are solicited by others. What these various groups or organizations choose to do with our recommendations is entirely up to them.
If any current members of this group, thinks that our design approach for a global permaculture guild network, which as of now, has only been partially defined, in the global strategic plan for The Permaculture Guild, has flaws, or room for improvement, please, I would love to hear about it.
I really thought I had done my best to communicate my receptivity for feedback and suggestions, but I guess it never hurts to repeat it again.
Sincerely,
Ken Benway




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