Cal Edon wrote:Excellent site, one I'll be bookmarking and directing people to!
PFAF's database can be oddly spotty, at times - I don't see a listing forMelilotus officinalis, although several other M. species are present. Hmmm.
Cal Edon wrote:I've rather wondered if there aren't ways to use sweetclover in permaculture designs. As an introductory plant in a food forest, perhaps. It's such a common weed near me that finding practical uses for it would be quite helpful.
Ed Colmar wrote:
I've created a site that is more oriented around mapping out a garden/permaculture. I did not want to recreate the wheel as there are already several sites like yours that have excellent information on specific plants.
I already have dedicated wikipedia and USDA links off my site for each plant that gets entered.
I'd be happy to include dedicated links on every plant page to your site if you'd like.
Devon Olsen wrote:
great looking site, i cant wait to see it develop further, maybe one day it'll be one of my most visited sites if it ever fills up enough
Xisca Nicolas wrote:
1) Find the info elsewhere and fill the plants pages. That is what you did with pfaf.
Now, you need other DB to go on for missing plants.
For this part, yes, it will be "another plant reference site"
2) Then there is the job to design guilds...
Then the question is how are we going to decide about it?
Andru Vallance wrote:
As a wiki, the community are the curators of the database.
We'd be more than happy for you to link through to Practical Plants articles - they're there to help!
Ed Colmar wrote:I would appreciate you returning the favor on your site with a mention. This is part of that "making people feel wanted" bit.
Xisca Nicolas wrote:Ed, the links do not work.
wikipedia, USDA DB and practical plants do not have the same goals.
And you might add some more links...
I would suggest that you do a page to present your resources, so that everybody knows what can be expected from this site. For example, when I search, I do not anymore bother to open a window for a USDA link, I will never find what I need on this site !
Xisca Nicolas wrote:It is proposed to log in through google only...
it does not have a resource page to explain what you can expect to find
Kim Travis wrote:Greetings,
I was so excited when I saw this, but now I am disappointed. What happened to the category of plant: Legume? Finding legumes for my area is a real challenge and one I was hoping you had solved. I am still new to all this stuff, but I know I need to get a bunch of legumes on my property. Also, how do I know which plants are pioneers or do I have to do the standard look at the details of all plants? I get so tired of looking, trying to find what I need.
Ben Stallings wrote:
2) Check out Elia Charalambides' permaculture planning pack at http://www.permies.com/t/14704/permaculture/Permaculture-Planning-adults-children . She could benefit from your research, and your site could output her printable tiles, allowing people to go from abstract online planning to tabletop 2-D planning at the push of a button.
Eric Toensmeier wrote:That's pretty grreat. Have you been to www.apiosinstitute.org? We are doing some similar things.