Adapting in Place Update

Sharon February 25th, 2009

Just a few details as I move between Garden Design and Adapting-In-Place classes. 

 1. I still have two spots left in the class, so send me an email at [email protected].  The class is online, run Tuesdays and Thursdays in the month of March, with participants following along as they are able, on their own schedule.  Adapting In Place concentrates on helping people find a way through coming events where they are now – or perhaps at a family site that they are familiar with.  Cost of the class is $150.

I also received a kind donation of an additional scholarship spot – so if you are a low income person or family who wants to participate in the class, please send me a quick email. 

Edited to add: Scholarship spot is now taken, sorry.

2. Here’s the class syllabus:

Week 1 (March 3 and 5) – How to evaluate what you have.  We’re going to concentrate on figuring out what the major concerns are for your place and your community.  We’ll talk about your region and its climate, culture and resources, your house itself, your community and neighborhood – the challenges you foresee and maybe ones you haven’t thought about yet, and your personal circumstances – how much money, time and energy you have to deal with it. 

Week 2  (March 10 and 12) This week  will focus on your house itself – we’ll talk primarily about low energy infrastructure for heating, cooling, cooking, lighting, washing, etc… About costs and options and choices for both private homes and for communities.

Week 3 (March 17 and 19)  We’ll focus on Community Issues – sharing resources, building collective infrastructure, cannibalizing existing options, security, privacy, consolidating housing, dealing with the brother-in-law on the couch.

Week 4 (March 24 and 26) – We’ll focus on larger regional issues, especially foodsheds and watersheds, and on employment and economic issues.  We’ll also try to pull together an organizational plan for each household with strategies for the short, medium and long term.

3. As seems always to happen, I send out the class emails and a couple of them bounce or get sent back.  If you are registered for the class and have not received the AIP class information, please send me an email, again at [email protected].  Sorry for the hassle.

Cheers,

 Sharon

39 Responses to “Adapting in Place Update”

  1. Shamba says:

    thanks, sharon. Looking forward to it!

    Peace to All,
    shamba

  2. lisah says:

    I’d like to take the class this time, where do I send the check? I took the first food storage and
    loved it and now have the time and energy to devote to this one.

    LisaH

  3. Annette says:

    I am excited about taking this class – it could not have happened at a better time! I am most grateful to the lady who is allowing me to attend in her place. Thank you for this opportunity!! *hugs* I hope it was nothing serious that is preventing you from taking this class.
    Thank you again!

  4. texicali says:

    Don’t want to hijack the thread, but it looks like the Obama may be adapting in place.

    http://www.treehugger.com/files/2009/02/white-house-farm-coming-soon.php

    It can’t hurt to have someone with with that kind of pulpit doing what’s right. Now we just need to get them to invite Sharon and Aaron to design the garden.

  5. This workshop sounds very interesting. And I appreciate that you hold scholarship positions for those who cannot afford the fee. I can imagine that a group like this can come up with a lot of very real solutions when you focus your efforts together. I was wondering whether you could make the syllbus available on your site for those of us who do not live within range of your course? I can imagine that these kinds of get-togethers or workshops could be held in many communities, to come up with appropriate solutions for that region or culture.

    We have just been working on an idea to start a wiki or collaborative website specifically for this kind of information. A site that is licenced under the Creative Commons so that it is held in the public domain, and can be accessed by anyone. (Authors still have rights to publish and sell the parts they have contributed in any format, but the information under the Creative Commons would simultaneously be in the public domain, and can be distributed by anyone free of charge.) We are beginning to get the impression that the economic and ecologic changes we have all been expecting are going to happen sooner and faster than we may have thought. If this is the case, we are going to need to be able to “adapt in place” as you so aptly put it, very quickly, and that would require free and un-hindered access to knowledge and working solutions, and a big collaborative effort. We, ourselves, live on a level of austerity (in reference to the Riot4Austerity website) that does not afford a budget for books and workshops, and our ability to succeed at living on this scale would have been hampered and burdened if we had no access to the free knowledge distributed on websites, blogs and forums. Likewise, we now feel we have something of value to contribute, especially to those on an austere budget, and although we are able to freely share our hard-won experiences on our blog, our own specific solutions could be expanded and stengthened by the experiences of others. Just like your workshop, it must be quite the experience getting all of those minds working on a focused issue. The option of a wiki site would create a place where anyone with a solution, specific to a bio-region, culture or budget, can contribute their experience, knowledge and designs, to the myriad issues of resource management currently on the table. It could become an amazing reference, bigger and in more detail than any printed book written by a single or small group of authors, and it could be used as the foundation material for local groups or workshops.

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