Monday, August 06, 2012

I May Finally take a Permaculture Design Course

There is a new online funding platform called We The Trees.  They are like Kickstarter where someone donates money to project campaign in order to receive some kind of perk (it's my belief that people usually donate to these things out of an interest to help people succeed in their dreams, but legally the person asking for donations has to offer some kind of "perk").  Kickstarter was originally for artistic pursuits, so if you donated you might get an early release of the CD, copy of the painting, or something similar.  Well, We The Trees is all about permaculture and funding permaculture projects and permaculture educational pursuits, and I'm going to be starting a campaign very soon.

There is a Permaculture Design Course offered in community at the Lost Valley Education Center.  It is 5 weeks long, during which time you earn your Permaculture Design Certificate as well as live amongst like-minded people who has dreams of like-minded projects back home.  It is something that until I found out about We The Trees, I thought I'd have to wait 10 years before being able to make it happen.

But now, instead, I'm going to start a campaign for We The Trees and see if I can raise the money.  I'll need about $4400 to cover the cost of the course as well as expenses and travel, and I need to raise it by mid-September.  Once I kickoff the campaign, which I'm hoping to do in the next day or two, I'll update this page with a link and probably some more info.  Please consider donating, either your monetary capital (cash!) if you can afford it, or your social capital (links on facebook, tell your friends, tell your family, tell your dog) if you can't donate cash.  It will almost certainly be a lifechanging event if I can go, and any help you provide will be most appreciated.  What "perks" do you get in return if you donate?  You'll have to visit my campaign on We The Trees to find out.  (See what I did there?  I'm gonna make you visit my campaign.)

Thanks, as always, for reading my blog.  And if you happen to donate to my campaign, thank you so much for helping me accomplish my dreams.

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