|Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
(projects i'm involved in)
Red Deer, CA
New Cairo, EG
Red Deer, CA
(projects i'm following)
Posted by Starr Brainard about 8 years ago
I am happy to finally unveil the first official stage of my alternative agriculture research in Canada: the preliminary survey. I am asking all willing alternative agriculture practitioners (permies, homesteaders, gardeners, farmers, and everyone in between) in my region (British Columbia and Alberta) to take a few minutes out of their day and fill out THIS survey. The survey serves two important purposes in my research:
Please encourage people in your circles to take THIS survey. Sites as small as balconies and as large as commercial farms are welcome to participate. The more responses received the more worthwhile this research will be as a whole.
I am of the belief that it is vitally important that the permaculture movement addresses the deficit of scientific research supporting it. Through my small study at the University of Alberta, I hope to begin evaluating permaculture through a scientific lens. Inviting academic research to investigate permaculture systems will enable those systems to improve and hopefully be accepted mainstream more readily. My survey is not limited to only “permaculture” sites, because of the complicated nature of the term discussed on my blog. The objective is to cast as wide a net as possible, and catch all food producers who follow the ethics of caring for the earth, caring for people, and returning surplus, even if they do not call themselves "permaculture" by name.
Here is the link for the survey again: http://goo.gl/forms/
Thank you for the support.
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|Permaculture Design Certificate Course
|Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
|Verifying teacher: Geoff Lawton
|Other Teachers: Nadia Lawton
|Location: Dead Sea Valley, Jordan
|Date: Oct 2014