The "other" Permacullture Forums (!)

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  1. Michaelangelica

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    The "other" Permacullture Forums

    if you know of any, stick them here.
    If you belong (to another forum) a comment about the forum would be nice.
    https://www.permacultureprinciples.com/
    (i liked the look and feel of this -some interesting links and more to explore)

    Not strictly permaculture but. . .
    [​IMG]
    https://www.aussieslivingsimply.com.au/news.php

    I find this older style of forum hard to follow
    Permaculture Support Forum
    https://curezone.com/forums/f.asp?f=615

    Garden Web Permaculture Forums
    https://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/permacult/

    "Permaculture Forums"
    [​IMG]https://www.permies.com/permaculture-forums

    The Definitive Agriculture/Permaculture Thread
    (? You be the judge-ma)
    https://www.chrismartenson.com/forum/def ... read/15715

    Lots to explore here:-
    https://www.permacultureliving.com.au/tag/websites
    and some good links including
     
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    Re: The "other" Permacullture Forums (!)

    i like to hang out on here and see the cool homegrown fish and hydro.
    not permaculture but real cool.
    https://backyardaquaponics.com/forum
     
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    Re: The "other" Permacullture Forums :) (!)

    Thanks for the link
    What is the smallest you can set up and get a feed from- do you reckon?

    I just noticed a great feature on
    https://www.aussieslivingsimply.com.au/news.php
    A little 'moving feast' of web links.
    Great idea
    We should pinch it?
     
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    Re: The "other" Permacullture Forums (!)

    An interesting one
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    https://forum.earthbox.com/index.php?PHP ... 0gob26ve7&

    I haven't explored it yet
    But this is for millie:-
    783 recipes is a goodly collection!

    Me wrong again/still?

    If they can do it?
     
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    Re: The "other" Permacullture Forums (!)

    lol... anything that helps members and gets visitors to the forum... thats what its all about in the end.
     
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    Re: The "other" Permacullture Forums (!)

    Does the PRI have a facebook or twitter account ? Might be worth looking into.
     
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    Re: The "other" Permacullture Forums :) (!)

    Wouldn't that have been made with javascript? Some people disable this in their browsers, I believe. Not sure how it would render for those users.

    Personally, I find the scrolling links list slightly annoying - on the whole, the PRI forum has a cleaner, more intuitive feel to it, I reckon. Having said that, a good collection of resources is a good thing, just not sure about the design they used over at Aussies Living Simply.

    EDIT: sorry, just checked and they use a marquee, not javascript, so should be no hiccups because of browser security features.
     
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    Re: The "other" Permacullture Forums :) (!)

    Thanks for your thoughts.
    Where to from here do you think?
    Good links and great information are posted to this site on a daily basis.
    I wonder if it is just "pissing into the wind" as that all gets lost again and one has to go searching with just the right words .
    (The search engine on this program is not good)
     
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    >We should pinch it?

    Um, copyright violation? Be careful what you take and how much.

    Woz
     
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    Re: The "other" Permacullture Forums (!)

    [​IMG]
    https://www.earthgarden.com.au/portal/forum/index.php

    I remember the first ever copy of Earth Garden
    I saw it in a delicatessen (!?) at Five Ways in Paddington, Sydney. At $2 (?) a copty, while it looked good, I thought it too expensive (no advertising). I was living in my dark, basement one bedroom flat at the time.
    Later, through Henry Doubleday (HDRA), I came to know the first owners Keith and Irene Smith well. One day they told me about the first edition of EG.
    They published a stack,(to get a passable deal n printing costs).
    Then they thought "Well its a great idea; but we better keep our day jobs" (journalists).
    They then decided to take a year off and travel Australia; giving the keys to their house to their distributor to mind for them, and stashing all the extra copies of Earth Garden # One in their attic.

    A short while later, they got a frantic message from their distributor to please contact him.
    They did, and the distributor said "I've sold all the copies of EG1 !!"
    You have to come back and write another one!"
    "O, it's OK", they replied, "Don't panic,--there are heaps of copies stashed in our attic!"
    "No there's not!" the frantic distributor said, " I've sold all those too!"

    So they came back, wrote EG#2, and the rest is history.

    EG#1 must be a collectors piece now; and I was too mean to buy one.
    Say la vie.
     
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    Re: The "other" Permacullture Forums (!)

    Garden len could ask them (aussies living simply that is)

    He is a god on that site
     
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    Re: The "other" Permacullture Forums (!)

    Depends on which bit you're referring to. The marquee tag is native HTML, so it's "free" for anyone to use. If you're talking about our list of links, that's another matter!
     
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    Re: The "other" Permacullture Forums (!)

    Here are a stack for Chilli /Chili Pepper lovers
    https://www.thechileman.org/forum.php
    Anyone a member of any of these?
    Anyone know which is best?
     
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    Re: The "other" Permacullture Forums (!)

    There's Permaculture UK, recently updated and reactivated, and a great place for discussing UK related permaculture. It's an independent site, but run with the co-operation of the Permaculture Association (Britain), so it's the main UK forum.

    I can't claim this is an entirely unbiased recommendation, as I run it :D
     
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    Re: The "other" Permacullture Forums (!)

    LOL So it must be great Eh!
    UK has the be THE Nation of Gardeners, like the French is of food. I dream of a time when both these national traits will be combined and displayed in Australia.
    Would you please give us a reciprocal plug? ( We do have some cold wet bits : ) )

    PS how do you get smilies to work?
     
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    I think most people are so busy in their gardens, even though it hardly ever stops raining at the moment, that they don't have time to spend on the internet! It's hard work getting Permaculture UK really active.
    Done.
    I've seen it somewhere, but can't find it at the moment! They just carried on working when I upgraded from phpBB 2!
     
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    https://ooooby.ning.com/
    Perhaps not strictly 'permaculture' but very PC friendly.

    Ooooby is an acronym for 'Out of our own back yards.'

    Ooooby is all about connecting communities through local food.

    Whether you grow food in your own back yard or if you just like to eat locally grown food, then Ooooby is for you.


    Ooooby exists in two ways.

    1. Online as a social network.

    Ooooby.org is like facebook but only for people into homegrown and local food. At Ooooby.org you can connect with food growers and 'locavores' (people who like to eat local food) from all over the world. Most members are in New Zealand, but we do have members from distant lands. There are currently over 2,000 members and they talk to each other about all sorts of things like gardening tips, seasonal recipes, keeping chooks and bees, preserving surplus food and more. It's kind of like going to a food growers festival online... so much to see and do. The other thing members are doing is finding out who else in their neighbourhood is into growing and eating local food. There are now local groups who organise food bartering days and local meet ups.


    2. Onland as a social enterprise.

    Ooooby Ltd is a socially minded enterprise that provides goods and services to local areas to support the re-weaving of communities through local food. To begin with Ooooby Enterprises exist as stalls at local farmers markets which provide a way for people to buy, sell and barter homegrown and local food. The stalls also provide gardening supplies with special member prices. Other services include Ooooby-versity workshops where you can learn seasonal knowledge on food growing and recipes.


    Who is behind Ooooby?

    Ooooby was started by Pete Russell in his own back yard in December 2008. Pete was previously in the business of shipping food from Europe and distributing through major supermarkets around Australia. Seeing first hand the way of the global centralised food systems, Pete decided to change direction and started working on localised food systems for the sake of the social and environmental benefits. Many people have provided a great deal of support in the launching of Ooooby most notably James Samuel.

    How can I get involved?

    1. Join as a member at www.ooooby.org

    2. Buy local food from your local Ooooby Stall.

    3. Grow food in your own back yard and sell or barter it at your local Ooooby Stall.

    4. Apply for a job working at your local stall. Just ask any Ooooby Crew for an application form.

    5. If there is no store in your area, be an Ooooby-preneur and open a stall. Send an email to [email protected]




    Ooooby (Out of our own back yards) is a network of food gardeners and locavores who support local food and living locally.

    Ooooby members are part of the food revolution that is building massive momentum every day. Millions are returning to their own backyards and embracing the once declining skill of food growing.

    World leaders including the Obamas and the Queen of England are heralding the need for us to get our hands back into the soil to provide the nutritious foods that have been so sorely lacking from our processed and packaged supermarket diets.

    Ooooby is a lifestyle choice with the goal of eating the bulk of our basic foods fresh from our own local area.

    We are not talking about giving up chocolate or coffee because they're not produced locally. We are simply suggesting that it is possible for our basic staple to be provided from local sources if we work together with local farmers and backyard food growers.

    At Ooooby like minded people gather to share up to date information about local food, growing tips, inspirational stories and more. Lots of people are also using Ooooby as a way to facilitate back yard food swaps and sales.

    The engagement of Ooooby in your local area can create a kind of contingent food economy for your community in the event of a global economic shift.

    For ideas on how to use this site click here.

    You can also participate on Facebook and Twitter.
     
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    I agree! Get the PRI onto facebook!!
     

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