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Element Analysis question

 
Brian Vanderzanden
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I'm starting to get into the planning stage for my first project. I was wondering if there was a resource out there for element analysis. Yes, I could go through the hundred or so plants I'm thinking about and do my own element analysis, but it sure would help if there was a collection of these already out there somewhere. If there's nothing official if you have some you've done that you could share I'd greatly appreciate it.

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Brian in Oregon
 
Brian Vanderzanden
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In case I'm using the wrong term, what I meant by element analysis was the evaluation of each element in the design that outlines the characteristics of that element, its inputs, and its outputs.

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Brian
 
Brian Vanderzanden
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Does anyone know what I'm talking about? I'd be really interested in seeing some examples of element analysis, especially a small guild worth to show the relationships in a guild.

Anybody?

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Brian
 
Robert Ray
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Where in Oregon are you Brian? What works on the West side is not what would work on the East side. Or are you just looking for general data for guilds?
 
Brian Vanderzanden
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I'm in the wet, I mean West, side of Oregon. What I'm really looking for is any element analyses someone has done on typical permaculture elements in their design. You know, the analysis suggested of the characteristics, needs, and outputs of every element in your design...? I started writing up lists of things I have or would like in my design and quickly shot up over a hundred items and am still approaching 200. If people actually do this type of analysis as suggested I was thinking that information should be out there somewhere. I could see it saving dozens of hours in a persons planning phase if they don't have to sit down and think of or research all the elements in their design. Also, as it's hard to find all the information pertinent to what we're trying to do, like what plants are nitrogen fixers, what are water needs, what type of nutrients the plant would provide (in compost or chop-n-drop), etc.

I understand that part of the element analysis is self-educating, but I can do that education by reading the information in one place more efficiently than if I had to search 50 different resources trying to find the information.

Either nobody does this analysis (and the books I've read are lying), people are hoarding this information and not sharing, or there is a place out there to get this information.

Thanks,
Brian

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