We believe that sustainability is for everyone. That's why we're creating Open Source Permaculture, a free online resource for anyone who wants to create a more sustainable world. Imagine having all the resources you need at your fingertips to enhance the sustainability of your home or land.
Jonathan Hontz wrote:I am puzzled. Is permaculture currently proprietary?
Jonathan Hontz wrote:Free for anyone who has a computer, that is.
Tyler Ludens wrote:...It would be great if there were a clearing house for all that's already out there but maybe hard to track down.
Chris Watkins wrote:
Access to permaculture knowledge is often perceived to be "guarded" though - where you are expected to pay thousands of dollars to do a PDC, for example.
Jonathan Hontz wrote:...If people think the information is "guarded", they are just mistaken, as Tyler points out. I'm not sure where that belief originated or if it persists, but it's flat wrong. If people desperately want to use the word permaculture to ride its coat tails toward recognition for whatever project they're working on, then let them be certified. If they can't afford to be certified, then they can just do their own thing and call it permaculture. In the unlikely event that the project gets tagged by the permaculture police for misuse of the term, then just come up with another term.
Jonathan Hontz wrote:I'm still foggy on the purpose of this Open Source Permaculture project. Chris, you said that they want to work with Appropedia rather than create a new wiki, but they're creating a new site anyway. I'll re-iterate that Permaculture Media Blog is already fantastic as a permaculture resource. I stand by my statement that we need all the help we can get, but it's confusing when people already have two great resources up and running, and then they choose to delve into a third for no other apparent reason than a fundraiser and a book launch. If poor people already know about Appropedia, then just flesh that out. Splintering resources into all these different areas in the name of an ideal that's best applied to software and other intellectual property isn't really helping the cause, but if the spirit moves someone, then I guess they need to move.
Jonathan Hontz wrote:I apologize if that comes across as overly cynical, but it's what I think.
Rob Meyer wrote:
--exhaustive plant lists similar to the ones in volume 2 of edible forest gardens, including plant growth and rooting habit, habitat requirements, and functions
Matthew Fallon wrote:i'd posted this question the other day to 'websites' but dont think many folks frequent there or have read it.hard to tell now that thread views are hidden
permaculture media blog seems to be gone ?
the url says the blog has been removed (still cached as of Feb 18)
website is dead, facebook page is removed (cached as of Feb 10) actually now its been auctioned.
and sophia novack's facebook account has been deactivated (as of ?)
twitter page and most other social media sites were also scrubbed
obviously something has happened.
Simon Bresh wrote:Hi,
I purchased permaculture-media-download.com .......
I am aware that this was at one point an extremely active website..... It is still receiving many thousands of visitors per week. Currently it is parked. Is there anyone here that has the data or cache that was on the site, or any other info?
Please contact me at 917-690-7703 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Simon Bresh wrote:Is any familiar in importing the content or does anyone here have the sites Content Cache?