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Re: Request for comments. (fwd)



Date: Fri, 16 May 1997 00:17:59 -0700
From: charles barber <cmbarber@easynet.fr>
To: sustag@beta.tricity.wsu.edu
Subject: Re: Request for comments. (fwd)

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>---------- Forwarded message ----------
>Date: Thu, 15 May 1997 09:59:14 -0500
>From: Bill Derebery <bdere@neosoft.com>
>To: sustag@beta.tricity.wsu.edu
>Subject: Request for comments.
>
>I am researching a business project whose goal is to compete with
>traditional lawn and garden care companies by using permaculture and other
>sustainable organic methods and other approaches such as electrical lawn
>mowers.
>
>Suggestions such as the right questions to be asked would be welcomed.
>
>Some of the questions I have are:
>  Can such an approach be competitive, economical and profitable now?
>  Is the market place ready for such an approach on a scale to make it 	
>    profitable?
>  Are permaculture and other sustainable methods at a stage of reliability
>    and	cost to make them viable?
>
>I would appreciate any comments, suggestions, contacts and referrals.
>
>Thanks,
>Bill Derebery
>
a permaculture or any other 'sustainable' system would by its very natuire
be aiming to have an edible 'lawn' or 
forage system that would not require external inputs such as power mowers etc.