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Dictionary / Reference of Permaculture terms

 
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Is it just me -- ? who needs a dictionary ?

I keep stumbling over terms used by teachers in videos etc --
either I have NO IDEA of what the term is -- never heard the word before -- (terra pr.. something... )
or have heard the word or term and it turns out that it means something totally different
when used in permaculture.

For instance: I watched an hour long presentation about BIO-CHAR --
thinking bio-char was charred animal bones.
Maybe it was just coincidence that the day before I had done research on sugar sources --
and discovered that sugar cane and beets go through a bio-char process to make them turn white
and vegans have objections to the use of animal products. It gets confusing.

FYI -- Monk fruit, and brassein are wonderful substitutes for sugar.
http://www.sugar-and-sweetener-guide.com/natural-sweetener-list.html




 
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I am with ya Linda !! I just looked up something a couple of minutes ago.
 
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I think it would a good Idea. This site and forums are visited by both the knowledgeable and those seeking to learn.
 
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Can't you just do a Google search of new terms? That's what I do when I come across something I don't know about and it gives me the info I'm looking for pretty fast.

Without even clicking on it, the first Google result for bio-char, in the description says "Biochar is a name for charcoal when it is used for particular purposes, especially as a soil amendment."
 
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