[permaculture] introductions & permaculture website
santoyo at earthflow.com
Thu May 7 19:05:19 EDT 2009
This is another interesting idea that seems to spring up every couple years
-based on the feedback loop so far, sounds like launching yet another
general global permaculture website project isn't necessarily our weakest
I think that Keith and Peter at Permaculture Activist (.net) have done a
great job at keeping an informative collection and positive direction... but
that said, we too are launching a new website (!) specifically to serve the
design and education professionals in the permaculture community of the US.
I am currently looking for listings, reviews, references and nominations to
include in our Organizations page -but mostly looking for recommendations
and nominations for Experienced Permaculture Mentors.
I am also eager to hear first hand reviews of Apprenticeship Programs and
other related Experiential Education opportunities that can we can
confidently direct new permaculture students to. I will be making a more
formal request and will be contacting individuals soon but thought I would
use this opportunity -since the website discussion is fresh...
Permaculture Institute USA (.org) is a project of the Permaculture Institute
and will be up and running soon with the intention of identifying
Professional Standards and requirements -while promoting groups, guilds,
orgs, events and actions of the US permaculture community.
Please send me your nominations -off list please... Thank you!
info at earthflow.com
*L. Santoyo, Field Director
Permaculture Institute USA*
On Thu, May 7, 2009 at 2:16 PM, Lawrence F. London, Jr. <lflj at intrex.net>wrote:
> Paul d'Aoust wrote:
> > There's another mailing list here on ibiblio.org, called pcdb. You can
> > search for it or sign up here:
> > http://lists.ibiblio.org/mailman/listinfo/pcdb
> We originally created that list for serious contributors & developers only
> and left this (permaculture) list for general discussion about the
> and to stay current with progress and announcements.
> Maybe it would be best to keep it that way unless consensus sees it
> For now, those interested in joining the pcdb list should email me at:
> pcdb-owner at lists.ibiblio.org, lflj at intrex.net or lflj at bellsouth.net
> and tell me about your interest in the project and what you hope to
> contribute to or derive from it
> and how you would like to collaborate with others working on it.
> Let me know what everyone wants and I'll configure that list accordingly.
> 1) should the archives be public?
> 2) open subscriptions or by approval/invitation/referral only?
> For now, the archives are public:
> and subscriptions are open though I need to receive email describing your
> reason for wanting to be a list member and your interest in a developing an
> online permaculture database.
> Let me know if anyone wants more information about the pcdb forum and about
> the history of
> efforts to create a permaculture database, a permaculture guild or plant
> relationships database
> at ibiblio.
> > A couple years ago a group of us were trying to hash out what a
> > permaculture database would look like -- what scope would it have? Could
> > we gather information about plants, or would animals and microscopic
> > critters be useful there too? How about tools and soil types? What about
> > regional information, with contributors being able to describe their
> > site, location, soil type, and keeping a log of their successes and
> > failures? Eventually we got all too full of scope and the list dried up
> > -- most of us probably wanted to be doing gardening instead :-) There
> > was one attempt to create a database using MediaWiki, and it was a good
> > idea, but I don't think there was enough collective momentum behind it.
> That project is embodied is this website:
> Hosted by ibiblio (http://www.ibiblio.org)
> this uses MediaWiki
> to it can be added a WordPress blog and
> forums provided by BBPress. I think RSS feeds can be inserted anywhere you
> This is owned by Scott Pittman and the Permaculture Institute and is
> administered by
> Rich Morris of PFAF. It needs maintenance at this point in time (hacked
> with spam here and there).
> > Anyway, about a month ago there was a brief blip of activity, and it
> > demonstrated that there are a few of us who are still really interested
> > in creating a permaculture info database. You might want to read through
> > past mailing list archives and see the ideas that people came up with,
> > and see if you had some ideas that could inspire us all to start talking
> > again!
> I would like to see this move forward.
> I have my own version going here:
> I have made meager beginnings at:
> which offers Wordpress as a portal to a MediaWiki wiki
> and BBPress forums, all integrated together.
> I could use some help getting MediaWiki reinstalled so I can move on with
> installing Wordpress and BBPress.
> > What is your area of expertise -- what languages do you know, do you
> > have any favourite development frameworks and libraries, and have you
> > had experience doing database design and normalisation?
> > Paul d'Aoust
> > Penticton, BC, Canada
> > On Wed, 2009-05-06 at 16:13 -0700, christophe mckeon gonzalez de leon
> > wrote:
> >> hi everybody,
> >> just introducing myself. i'm still very new to
> >> permaculture. i'm currently reading/watching
> >> everything i can get my hands on about it, holistic
> >> management, as well as botany and ecology.
> >> i'm very excited about permaculture and i'll be doing
> >> my PDC near santa barbara in june with darren doherty.
> >> i'm contemplating making a website for the
> >> use of the permaculture community. for the
> >> moment i am still very much educating myself
> >> and trying to figure out how my skills as a
> >> programmer and graphic designer can best
> >> be used on this project. i have many ideas
> >> and have written a fairly long-winded exposition
> >> of those, but i think it best if i ask you guys first
> >> before i put my ideas forward:
> >> if you could have a permaculture website
> >> that could do *anything* you wanted, what
> >> would those features that you find most
> >> important/useful be?
> >> keeping in mind not just the currently initiated, but also
> >> those wanting to find out more, as well as functionality
> >> that will be useful in the long term, as the world situation
> >> continues to unfold.
> >> regards,
> >> christophe
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