While permaculture in general is a very interesting topic and I have a LOT to learn, I have seen precious little in a month of reading and occasionally trying to participate that is of real use to me. How to I unsign-up? I can't find a "leave the list" link on the help pages.
Just inserting my nosey self in here, but what did not find here? Was it practical uses of permaculture for you own specific needs, or something else? I was new to this, once, and do not have the acres of property to grow all the things I want to but was able to get help and adapt the small piece of land to, what for me, has been an exciting new way of doing things.
I really think this place is very relevant for those who want to go beyond organic and are willing to put a little sweat equity to arrive there. This site has a brain trust that is second to none when it comes to permaculture. Just ask the right questions in the right places and I know you will enjoy being here.
By "leave the list" do you mean "the forums"? Or, do you mean my "daily-ish email"?
I think the forums you can just walk away from. Although you might have some stuff set up to send you an email when there is reply to stuff you have been participating in. And you can change that in your profile.
Al Loria wrote: Just inserting my nosey self in here, but what did not find here? Was it practical uses of permaculture for you own specific needs, or something else? ... Just ask the right questions in the right places and I know you will enjoy being here.
I have no problem with "nosey selves". What I didn't find - specific discussions regarding northern/cold/short growing season climates is the big one. Secondarily, there's not much having to do with gamebird production and predator management in general besides coyotes. Third, management of the global warming effects that are already painfully evident here in the subarctic region. The spruce forest I purchased six or seven years ago is now a deciduous forest, and it's not likely to return to conifers in my lifetime. Fourth, "right places." The website is so big that it is very difficult to find the right discussion, and as with so many lists, if you aren't an old hand, you tend not to attract replies even if you do find a relevant location.
I just feel that I'm better off to be talking to people in my region, reading books for theory, and following a much smaller, local discussion with people who share my specific needs. It's interesting to read about water management in the southwest or companion plants for passion fruit in the tropics, but neither will do me much good when I'm trying to learn about out how to produce browse for goats without attracting either bears to eat the goats or moose to eat the browse, and the traditional browse plants may not grow here very well anyway. That's just an example - there are a lot of other things that I need to learn over the next two years before I move out of the city for good. That's not a lot of time, I don't want to waste it.
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paul wheaton wrote: By "leave the list" do you mean "the forums"? Or, do you mean my "daily-ish email"?
I think the forums you can just walk away from.
I don't get the daily email. I know that I can just walk away from the forums, but my email and other information will remain in somebody else's computer forever. I don't particularly like that, and for that reason I seldom participate in social media. It's just too invasive, and frankly, it creeps me out. Can I remove that kind of information through the "change profile" section?
Well, coming and asking people for help, and having people take the time to respond to you and then deleting all your stuff seems shrewdly disrespectful to them. Since your real name doesn't appear on any of it, and because I have received a dozen complaints about your posts, I think the best path is that I close your account.
Don't let the screen door slap your butt on the way out.