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24-01-2007, 12:42 PM
I trust that this greets you and all well.
Please find following a link to a range of just uploaded articles penned by Allan J. Yeomans at the Yeomans Plow Company (http://www.yeomansplow.com.au/) website.
Straight Talking on Ending Global Warming
Born after 1975?
Why Global Warming Causes Violent Hurricanes
Carbon Credits & Carbon Taxes
These articles provide additional information to that contained in (and as a segue to) Priority One: Together We Can Beat Global Warming (2005).
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27-01-2007, 01:56 AM
Can I make a dietary request for a bit less spam & gubmint cheese in your posts. You have been asked questions as a response to your posts.
It would be nice if you stopped long enough to consider these, after all, I have never seen anyone permaculture a wide-bodied jet, well not yet. I would hate to see anyone swap permaculture for self-aggrandisement but I suppose it can happen.
Perhaps you could share your thoughts on this?
Richard on Maui
27-01-2007, 04:12 PM
Mike, he's freely sharing information that pertains to Permaculture. In fact, the article in question is by a colleague, it is not even his own, though he is qualified to write one. How that is self aggrandisement or spam, I don't know, mate...
Perhaps you could explain your definition of spam?
As for pointing your finger at someone elses bad habits, you better make sure you don't have any yourself. Are you completely independent of the modern industrial complex? Unless you built your computer yourself out of spare parts and launched your own satellite to secure an internet connection using materials you scavenged at the dump, maybe you should work on your own issues and leave Daz to his own.
If you feel passionately that jet travel is a big problem, start a thread and make your case, but don't go attacking people... None of us here are perfect, I hope...
28-01-2007, 01:48 AM
Thanks for the posts. Sorry Mike, I thought that this section of the PRI forum was designed for business promotion so I apologise for upsetting you for promoting the "right" livelyhood I have been at full-time since I was 24 (in 1993). Here is an easy to understand and unabated declaration: I unashamedly self-promote my Permaculture Business (.biz not .org!).
Anybody who personally knows me knows this clearly. You perhaps have a business of your own and you choose to market its services as you choose. My self-promotion as a Permaculture Business is pretty transparent. I do it at every opportunity where I feel (being subjective) it is appropriate. If I am interested in working with someone's project then I try to flog myself. If I am not then I just give my 2 bobs worth. Pretty clear - really simple.
I want to know what questions I have left unanswered - if there are any please enunciate them so I can understand WTF you are on about? Perhaps I have been busy actually doing my job and hence not obsessively contributing to this forum as a fully dedicated person should and have missed something along the way.... Its pretty easy to do that when you spend at least 16 hours a day, 7 days replying to at least 100 posts a day no matter where I am. I don't have to do this but I do. I don't know how Geoff handles the 400/day he gets!
As for "Gubmint": this is a term that despite my broad vernacular, and as such has escaped my experience to date. Perhaps I should add it to my material were you to explain it...
Perhaps you should also take issue with the owners of this forum, Bill Mollison himself and even David Holmgren et al for their constant travels, self promotion and the much higher carbon:flight ratio than that that I have. How do you Permaculture a wide-bodied jet. Simple you fill it up on every flight, therefore operating it at full efficiency and run it on organically grown, carbon sequestering biofuels. Not perfect but then what is I ask?
This post that has offended you so was pasted from the Ibilblio and PIL newsgroups and included my standard email signature line which is what I am assuming has caused your comment.
For the record, if by chance this is what is the problem here, I should disclose fully that my relationship with the Yeomans Plow Company is manifold and longstanding. First is as a Professional Broadacre Permaculturalist (to some this an oxymoron I suppose) to wit I am an exponent of Keyline Design.
Secondly I have owned a Yeomans Keyline Plow since 1995. In fact this plow was a contra-deal from a client (Woodbrook Farm) who generously offered this to me in return for pattern plowing their property and designing and developing their Keyline-oriented (row layout) vineyard.
Up to this time I had a crappy old Wallace Plow (as recommended by Mollison himself) which subsequent to my taking ownership of my Keyline Plow, I sent, at my own expense to Bill up at Tyalgum, in the hope that he would find it of more use than I did. Talking to Geoff Lawton recently I found that this is now at his farm. I hence advised him to get the oxy to it, cut off the "concord" shanks and buy some Yeomans shanks, advice that he is going to take on.
Since then my Keyline Plow has seen active service building carbon and intercepting runoff on many thousands of hectares. In addition to that it has helped establish well over 1 million trees. So the initial vineyard design back in 1995 has paid itself back over and over. Certainly I still have carbon in the bank despite my starting to travel internationally in just the last couple of years.
With my upcoming trip I am investing some $25 000 of my own money with the intention of promoting Keyline Design (and Permaculture) throughout the US and elsewhere as an important vector to reducing greenhouse emissions (no other means is cheaper or quicker) through soil carbon sequestration. So I guess I feel pretty strongly about it. Otherwise I could sit at home, contribute as I have done in the past and not grasp
Talking to Allan Yeomans early in my planning of this trip he offered to send me a plow to the US to help promote the cause. I am taking a small leaf out of Allan's book as he has self funded the publication of Priority One to the tune of $100 000 and yet still offers it online for no charge. When I went to his factory I saw the many many pallets of books sitting in a corner lying languishing for want of purchase. Notwithstanding of this kind offer of Allan to send a plow over for my use, I have over many years been freely and unequivocely promoting Keyline at every opportunity - a simple google would attest to this reality.
So I feel fairly strongly about the effect Keyline Design and its soil carbon sequestration impacts hold for the very economic reduction of CO2 in our atmosphere on the continent that has the greatest economic and landsape potential to do so. To me its a numbers game - funny how chemistry and physics work like that.... Actually reading any of Allan's writings would make this clear to anybody.
Also I feel very strongly about the production impacts, runoff interception and dispersal effects of pattern plowing with the Keyline Plow or other similar non-inversion equipment. The manifest duties of water, as so stridently espoused by Mollison, and latterly Lawton, are also achieved by the full application of Keyline Design.
So starting in Goleta (via Santa Barbara, CA) we will do our 1st 6-day Keyline Design Course on North American soil. We will use the kindly supplied and shipped Yeomans Keyline Plow with Shankpot Seeders and Crumple Roller (for sowing into the plow lines and reducing the height of the these respectively) to quickly and cheaply create some soil, build some catchment and irrigation drains, do some design stuff etc. and then move onto the next one and then the next and the next. No money from Yeomans, just a plow, a lot of people learning how to create soil and make duties of water and the hope that we get a bit back on our investment along the way. We are also going to hopefully disperse a pallet (600 books) of Priority Ones, a bundle of Permaculture Plants oh so contentious Mollison PDC mP3's and our own 50GB portable HDD with all of our collected imagery, presentations, articles, curricula etc.
So what were you doing then?
Richard on Maui
28-01-2007, 02:48 AM
Really interesting to read of your current work there, Daz. Pity you were put in a spot where you had to be defensive. You are doing us all proud, mate.
08-02-2007, 11:37 AM
Hello Everyone :)
Keep clocking up those air-miles, Daz (after-all, it's a bloody long way to swim!). Those that know you love you, and your precious work.
Good luck for the coming year.
Let us live in such a way
That when we die
Our love will survive
And continue to grow.
Leunig, M. (1990) "The Prayer Tree" Harper Collins, Australia
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