Welcome! Thanks for joining our forums. We hope to gain as much information and insight from you as you can obtain from our knowledgeable members. The purpose of these forums is to enable the free-flow of information related to Permaculture (essentially life in concert with the Earth ) between Permaculturists and those interested in Permaculture ideas, concepts, and techniques from around the planet. These forums are associated with and support the Permaculture Research Institute (PRI) and our parent web site https://permaculturenews.org. For a great overview on Permaculture read here: https://permaculturenews.org/about-permaculture-and-the-pri/ In order to help enable the free-flow of information, here are a few tips and some background to help get started smoothly. 1. Be nice. 'Nuff said. 2. New member posts are placed in a moderation queue for approval prior to actually showing up on the forum. After three approved posts, your posts will appear directly. This is one of the mechanisms we use to prevent spammers from running amok here :wink: 3. This is an international forum. As such, it's hard to provide an appropriate response to a question if you don't state where on Earth you're located! It's easy to put location information in your forum profile that will show on each of your posts, or merely state this type of information in your posting. The idea being that we can put your question into the context of your location/climate/situation. 8) 4. Enjoy. Read. Learn. Contribute. Thanks for being here. The Members Everyone, please add any tips, hints, or procedures you may think of that might help new members get the hang of things quickly. If you've posted these types of things before, you can copy it there and paste it in a new post within this thread. Thanks!