Site Talk forum: Permaculture Forum?

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Name: Chris Powell
Glendale, AZ (Zone 9b)
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milkmood
Feb 22, 2012 7:49 AM CST
Hey Dave...

As you know, there are at least a handful of people here via The Survival Podcast and I believe there is enough interest in permaculture that we could possibly have a forum dedicated to it? Not wanting this to turn into gardenweb with ten thousand categories, but permaculture is becoming a big thing these days.

Just a thought. I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Feb 22, 2012 7:55 AM CST
I am not a newcomer, but I agree. I agree Thumbs up
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Name: Chris Powell
Glendale, AZ (Zone 9b)
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milkmood
Feb 22, 2012 9:58 AM CST
I'm not a *total* newcomer either, I was on DG since 2002-ish. Big Grin
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Feb 22, 2012 10:06 AM CST

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Big Grin

I'd love a permaculture forum. My only concern is that it may not get enough activity. But if a couple more people agree to the idea I'll create it!
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Feb 22, 2012 10:08 AM CST
Well, milk, you were way ahead of me over there. Green Grin! I agree about not making it like the site with ten thousand categories. I finally gave up on that one. I'm not sure just the fact of more categories makes a site any more complete or thorough than having fewer categories that are well-organized and well-maintained/moderated.

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Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
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Sharon
Feb 22, 2012 11:35 AM CST
I'd love a permaculture forum.
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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Feb 22, 2012 11:50 AM CST
Hurray!
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Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
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Ridesredmule
Feb 22, 2012 12:21 PM CST
Explain, Permaculture please. If I've done it, I can't remember but willing to learn...
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Feb 22, 2012 12:37 PM CST

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The forum is created, and milkmood is the moderator. Thumbs up

http://garden.org/forums/view/permaculture/
Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
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Sharon
Feb 22, 2012 12:44 PM CST
Sustainable living organically, a way of working with nature and not against it in order to provide an efficient economical balance for sustaining a community. Hard to explain. Using all of nature's resources to provide for ourselves and those of our community by working together.

Here's a good link though: http://www.permaculture.net/about/definitions.html

To me it's living life as it was intended.
To others it might be something else.
And I'm sure they can explain better than I can.
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Feb 22, 2012 12:52 PM CST
Another definition of Permaculture Gardening: http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/organic/the-essence-of-perma...

I will enjoy a forum specific for Permaculture Gardening.

Thumbs up Thanks Dave!
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Name: Chris Powell
Glendale, AZ (Zone 9b)
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milkmood
Feb 22, 2012 8:15 PM CST
Sharon...that's actually a pretty good description. It's hard to pin down since it can involve so many aspects of nature such as beekeeping, growing mushrooms and other fungi, trees, birds, butterflies, worms, bugs, yada, yada, yada...there's no end to the possibilities. You're only limited by your climate and your imagination.
Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
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Sharon
Feb 22, 2012 8:59 PM CST
Sort of limited by location too, I think.
It wouldn't work well in a city lot surrounded by neighbors who spray every chemical known to man on their yard and would shudder if they saw a bug on their pristine green ball shaped shrubs.

But in an ideal location, yes, it would definitely be my choice.
And one could probably make it work in many climates, I'd think.
I'd love to be able to try it.
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hazelnut
Mar 5, 2012 9:16 AM CST
I like to think of permaculture as 'practical ecology'. It is a way of getting people to think holistically when planning their gardens, in terms of systems, rather than just individual components or sequences. For e xample, a rose garden, a vegetable garden, a nut tree orchard. Permaculture puts them all together, in a mutually supportive framework, the way they are likely to grow in nature anyway.
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Mar 5, 2012 9:19 PM CST
Is that anything like: we raise hay to feed the goats, who fertilize the hay, and keep the weeds down, and produce the milk to feed the baby goats, whom we sell to get money to buy additional hay to feed the goats.... Whistling
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Miniature Gardening Mules Tip Photographer I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
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Ridesredmule
Mar 6, 2012 8:52 AM CST
Vicious circle, isn't it??
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Mar 6, 2012 9:20 AM CST
Big Grin
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.

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