[permaculture] A permaculture Wiki

Graham Burnett grahamburnett at blueyonder.co.uk
Sat Aug 31 14:23:48 EDT 2002


Hi-

at the wikipedia I've added bits on Permaculture
http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Permaculture (cribbed from the intro to the UK
asscoiation's site- could be expanded on but at least it's a start...)

also Fukuoka http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masanobu_Fukuoka
(from patrick whitefield's 'Permaculture in a nutshell'- I've just emailed
him to check he doesn't mind...)

and
propogating fruit trees/rootstocks for fruit trees
http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fruit_tree_propagation

It's great fun once you get the hang of it and the 'wikipedia militia'
(guardians against trolls, spammers, etc) seem very helpful &
accomodating...

Looking forward to the permaculture wiki...

BTW what's the origin of 'wiki'? at first I thought it was some pagan thing
to do with wicca or somesuch, hope LL can enlighten us???

Graham :-)

----- Original Message -----
From: <lfl at intrex.net>
To: <permaculture at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Friday, August 30, 2002 9:54 PM
Subject: Re: [permaculture] A permaculture Wiki


> keller wrote:
> > Hi Lawrence,
> >
> > I have been away for a few months with very little time on the internet.
> > Seems I have been missing something. What is a WIKI? Can somebody
explain
> > the concept with a few words?
> >
> > (Hope to have more time now. Nice to be back here.)
> >
> > Greetings
> > Andreas
>
>
> Hello Andreas, glad to have you back reading the list again. A WIKI is
> a software script to run on a server that provides a group of people
> with a "whiteboard" or a place to build, interactively, a document or
> collection of hyperlinked documents. The most famous incarnation of this
> is the Wikipedia, the People's Encyclopedia. There is already an entry
> for agriculture and it looke pretty interesting. Contributors are able
> to create (edit and save) new entries at will and edit (overwrite)
> existing entries, as the system saves and chronologically archives all
> previous versions of that entry.
>
> I think this is what we've been waiting for and is just the ticket for
> developing a free and open information base. A PC Wiki could contain
> a PC faq, an encyclopedia of PC terms, an outline for a PC course
> and special areas for R&D, brainstorming and ongoing development of
> detailed information bases and datasets.
>
> Its easy to use. The more you learn about it the more effective a tool
> for information management it becomes for you and a group of
> collaborators. Here's the Wikipedia page for Agriculture.
> http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agriculture
> I hope ibilio will have one up and running for us next week.
> Best thing to do is just jump in and add something to an entry.
>
> LL
>
>
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