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I think it'd be a great idea to have a thread dedicated to "member systems." Not the best term but I'm thinking of the Backyard Aquaponics site. That way, you could read about someone's set up, their journey, mistakes, successes and so on.
 
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That is what we have in the hugelkultur thread. And that is what we have in several other threads. I think it's a great idea to pick a really good aquaponics thread and get things started like that.
 
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Well, I meant someplace where it was pulled all together.

I have 2 aquaponics set ups (indoor/outdoor), chickens, sheep, cows, turkeys, pigs (seasonally), LGDs, fruit trees, a garden. I could have separate threads for all of them but then that misses one of the key permaculture principals of how they relate to each other.

One of the benefits to having pigs this year was that the run off vastly improved the fertility of the cow paddock. Of course this only happened because it was at a slightly higher elevation. So where would I put that tidbit? A pig thread, cow thread, both?

At some point I may set up "CJ's all inclusive thread" or something but really I'm interested in learning from other people's set ups.
 
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I'm trying to get my head wrapped around the question, but I'm really lost.

To pull it all together, isn't that what all of the forum is for? It sounds like you want to have a page in the permaculture book have pictures of examples. And then 100 people can add 500 pictures. And then you want all of the book to be on one page.

Since that doesn't really work, then we break everything up into lots and lots of threads.

Hugelkultur ties into lots and lots of things, but we have one massive (and freakishly awesome) thread on hugelkultur full of dozens of examples. And when people post their hugelkultur stuff on that thread, the can add links to other threads or other web pages (unlike other sites, I encourage people to link to off-site stuff).
 
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paul wheaton wrote:I'm trying to get my head wrapped around the question, but I'm really lost.



So the question is: Is there a thread where people can dedicate a sub thread to their entire setup? Answer "no."
A side question from your point of view is: What's it gonna cost me to host this?

I brought up Backyard Aquaponics because they have a nice member systems thread here: Member Systems. My tag there are my systems (broken out by year) like so: 2012 indoor setup. It's helped make a virtual community.

There are obviously tons of ways to set up a forum like this. And you're always going to get duplicate questions ("hey, how can I monocrop corn in a permaculture setup ). If I want to know how a particular person feeds their chickens (corn or no corn) that would take some tricky searching or I can PM them, I guess.
 
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I started my own thread about my projects, in the permaculture forum. I hope others will start their own threads about their projects/systems.

http://www.permies.com/t/11215/permaculture/Ludi-permaculture-projects
 
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I think what CJin intrying to say is that a separate subforum specifically for members permaculture farms is missing. So that any member can start a thread in there like Ludi's thread about her farm/homestead, where they can document their progress for others to learn from. And if others do the same they will all be in the same place. I highly doubt it will take away from threads such as the hugelkultur thread, I would think it would help inspire people to post more photos in their own thread and threads like the hugelkultur thread. Your always saying you want more proof, this is one way of doing it. I know I would start a thread about my farm and it's permaculture related projects if a subforum was created for them. Otherwise they would get lost in all the other threads about specific topics. And not worth the effort.

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hubert cumberdale wrote: I know I would start a thread about my farm and it's permaculture related projects if a subforum was created for them. Otherwise they would get lost in all the other threads about specific topics. And not worth the effort.



That's sad.

I wish personal threads could all be in the same place, but also wish them not having their own forum won't make everyone think it isn't worth the effort.

 
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The Australian Permaculture Institute forums has a 'members' systems' sub-forum. It looks like most people aren't up for posting photos, but maps, diagrams, updates are all great for ideas!
I think it's worth thinking about having a permanent 'home' for people's projects so they don't get lost.
I'm too disorganised to talk about my own place, but I love poking through other people's stuff
 
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hubert cumberdale wrote:I think what CJin intrying to say is that a separate subforum specifically for members permaculture farms is missing. So that any member can start a thread in there like Ludi's thread about her farm/homestead, where they can document their progress for others to learn from. And if others do the same they will all be in the same place...

I know I would start a thread about my farm and it's permaculture related projects if a subforum was created for them. Otherwise they would get lost in all the other threads about specific topics. And not worth the effort.



Yes. It was probably Ludi that gave me that idea.
I suggest we start them and if the forum decides to dedicate a subform for "member systems" then hopefully they will move our threads.
 
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Leila Rich wrote:The Australian Permaculture Institute forums has a 'members' systems' sub-forum.



Ah ha! Thanks for that! Here's a link: Australian Permaculture Institute member systems. Looks an awful lot like the Backyard Aquaponics Forum.
Now I've got some reading to do while sitting in front of the fire this evening.

 
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This is the year that we will begin. Hopefully I can get sis to help document (or pose for photos) as items are accomplished. It will be a nice record for me, if nothing else, and I can link to it for my non-Permies friends to keep track of what is going on.
 
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CJin VT wrote:Ah ha! Thanks for that! Here's a link: Australian Permaculture Institute member systems. Looks an awful lot like the Backyard Aquaponics Forum.
Now I've got some reading to do while sitting in front of the fire this evening.



Not sure what the deal is, but it wasn't a very satisfying read. Clearly, the way forward will be to lead by example.
Stay tuned...
 
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