This Q&A is pulled from a collection of questions posed to me by students of my Online Permaculture Design Course (PDC). Learn more with my free four-part Masterclass series, here:
Watching 14.12 Trusts and Legal Strategies gets me thinking. I would like advice on starting an association, what are some starting points and things to consider? How do the PRI and other permaculture organizations differ from the trust model presented in this module? Does the PRI register internation chapters? How are PRI centers formed and operated?
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