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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Feb 22, 2012 12:37 PM CST

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This forum was suggested by milkmood and several people agreed to the idea. I invited milkmood to be the moderator. Smiling
Name: Chris Powell
Glendale, AZ (Zone 9b)
Living a better life; if times get
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milkmood
Feb 22, 2012 12:48 PM CST
Hello, my real name is Chris and I live in Glendale, AZ (zone 9b). I listen to The Survival Podcast on which Dave has been a guest. The host of the podcast talks frequently about permaculture and integrating its philosophy into a self-sufficiency lifestyle. Now, I'm far from an expert in permaculture, but I am enthusiastic about the subject. I have been handed the torch to mod the new Permaculture forum here on ATP, an honor I humbly accept. Thanks Dave! Now let's build this community!
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Feb 22, 2012 12:54 PM CST
Welcome! Chris and thanks for taking on the position of moderating this forum! I look forward to learning about Permaculture gardening.

Lin
~ Eat, Sleep .... Play in the dirt ~
Name: Chris Powell
Glendale, AZ (Zone 9b)
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milkmood
Feb 22, 2012 1:06 PM CST
plantladylin said: Welcome! Chris and thanks for taking on the position of moderating this forum! I look forward to learning about Permaculture gardening.

Lin


So do I ! Drooling
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Feb 22, 2012 1:07 PM CST
Thanks, Dave and Chris. Thumbs up

There are 18 (I believe) people with a Permaculture microbadge to date ... hope they all catch up with us soon. Thumbs up
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Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
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Sharon
Feb 22, 2012 1:11 PM CST
Thanks Dave and Chris!
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Feb 22, 2012 1:23 PM CST
oops, I forgot to buy the badge ... off to spend my acorns! Smiling
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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Cherish today
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar
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SongofJoy
Feb 22, 2012 1:42 PM CST
Thumbs up
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
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Ridesredmule
Feb 22, 2012 2:10 PM CST
Thanks Dave and Chris. Yep, sounds good to me....
Name: Paul Anguiano
Richland, WA (Zone 7a)
GW & DG: tropicalaria
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psa
Feb 22, 2012 3:02 PM CST
Ah, I've been waiting for this one. Of course, this is the time of year I'm off clearing ground, starting plants, and working on greenhouses instead of the computer, but I'll be around, eventually.
Name: Susie
Phoenix AZ (Zone 9a)
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Aguane
Feb 22, 2012 3:19 PM CST
I know nothing about permaculture. I will be reading and trying to educate myself!

Welcome Chris! Very cool you've taken this on! Welcome! Thumbs up
“Don't give up too quickly"... unknown, I heard it somewhere.
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Name: Chris Powell
Glendale, AZ (Zone 9b)
Living a better life; if times get
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milkmood
Feb 22, 2012 3:30 PM CST
Thanks Susie...This is a big undertaking, and will require input from as many people as possible. I've just scratched the surface of what permaculture is all about and it practically demands a complete rethinking of gardening because it involves so many systems working together as a complete organism, for lack of a better term.
Name: Susie
Phoenix AZ (Zone 9a)
Southwest Gardening~ moderator/ATP.
Charter ATP Member Tip Photographer Forum moderator Region: Southwest Gardening Garden Ideas: Level 2 Roses
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Aguane
Feb 22, 2012 4:04 PM CST
Chris, since I don't know what I'm talking about but I've read some articles here at ATP.... would it be appropriate to post link/copies of dave's articles on "Worm casings" and 'Huggle kuchen" Blinking or whatever that pile of straw and stuff type of garden is ? Shrug! Maybe even a link to the podcast he recently participated in.

I kind of get into the organizational, like-to-see-relative-topics-in-one-place syndrome... but, if you saw my own own workspace you'd scream and run! Hilarious!
“Don't give up too quickly"... unknown, I heard it somewhere.
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Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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NJBob
Feb 22, 2012 4:12 PM CST
Hi Chris Welcome to ATP looking forward to learning more about this subject.
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Feb 22, 2012 4:46 PM CST
I'm with Susie ... I think a *sticky* at the top of this forum with pertinent information (eg something explaining Permaculture Gardening, Dave's article's, a link to the podcast etc.) would be a great help!
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Name: Chris Powell
Glendale, AZ (Zone 9b)
Living a better life; if times get
Permaculture Vegetable Grower Container Gardener Herbs Organic Gardener Dog Lover
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milkmood
Feb 22, 2012 5:21 PM CST
Hugelkultur. "hoogle culture", in brief, involves burying organic materials (usually wood in the form of whole branches) under planting beds to simulate a natural planting environment by holding moisture down where the roots expect it to be.

I'm headed to the gym. I'll post some more links to videos and articles about some of the key aspects of permaculture when I get back later.
Name: Chris Powell
Glendale, AZ (Zone 9b)
Living a better life; if times get
Permaculture Vegetable Grower Container Gardener Herbs Organic Gardener Dog Lover
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milkmood
Feb 22, 2012 7:41 PM CST
I've added some videos and other links in the Permaculture Resources sticky.

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
tropicbreeze
Feb 23, 2012 8:49 AM CST
I first became interested in permaculture many years ago. Bought Bill Mollison's book and studied it closely. I must dig out that book again, haven't look at it in years.

What I liked about the system was it's fexibility and adaptability. Generally it runs 'hand in glove' with organics, biodynamics. and alternate living. However, you don't have to go "all the way". It's easy to adopt and adapt aspects of the system to suit your lifestyle and circumstances. The general principles are what's important. It's all about intergration of yourself with nature. And getting nature to work for you.

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GeddyFlea
Feb 23, 2012 9:27 PM CST
I don't know if you want Chris to post the link to the Survival Podcast, like Alice going down the rabbit hole, it's a life changer. I also listen to the podcast daily.

Thanks Dave and Chris for this. I'm hoping to learn more about permaculture as well.
Name: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
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sheryl
Feb 27, 2012 8:20 PM CST
Me too, don't forget me! And I will be moving back to the Phoenix (Deer Valley?) area in mid to late April, so it's nice to know there's neighbors with the same thoughts.
In the end, only kindness matters.

Science is not the answer, it is the question.


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