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Encouraging Permies to fill in their "location"

 
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Seems to me, that so many of permaculture answers begin with "it depends", and part of "it depends" relates to your location (climate, latitude etc). Your location plays a HUGE part in how techniques can be applied to your area, so I think it would be helpful if people would fill in the "location" of where they are.
Seems a lot of people on here have done so, and some even add their USDA zone in also, which is great.

I've chosen to narrow it down to the county I'm in, others choose a city. I dont think GPS coordinates are necessary, but close enough to give people a general idea where you located, be it area code, zip code, town, city, county or

Not all questions are location dependent, and I can see how some people may prefer privacy.
I was wondering what other people think of this? Would this help you, help others?
I dont like to advocate anything be mandatory, but maybe this can be encouraged?





For those who would like to update their location:
Click on "My Profile" up at the top.
Expand the "General Information about yourself" portion
Fill in "Location:" field. (8th from top for me)
Click "Submit" button at the bottom of page (you should get an information updated confirmation page)
 
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I second the motion.

There is rarely any way I can give good advice without understanding context.

Please share more about where you are. The gov knows, its just us humble folks that dont. Thanks
 
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As we don't use 'zones' in NZ, I like descriptions like 'desert/savannah/high-rainfall...'too
 
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Leila Rich wrote:
As we don't use 'zones' in NZ, I like descriptions like 'desert/savannah/high-rainfall...'too



agreed,
Permies' is quite generous with the character limit, might as well use it.

Further info in ones' signature can also elaborate a bit on specifics.
 
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Amen!! It has been frustrating to me for years, that I don't know how helpful another's experience is for me, unless I know if they live in MN, TX, FL, OR, CA, or NZ, AUS, FR, UK, etc... and the climate type. Thanks, Kelly ;)
 
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I remember one thread, asking for answers. Seemed a little odd to me at the time.
Several (unhelpful) answers followed, then OP made a surprise announcement:
They lived south of the equator. DUH ! No wonder the answers didn't help.
Everybody answering was in spring, while OP was in autumn.






 
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John Polk wrote:I remember one thread, asking for answers. Seemed a little odd to me at the time.
Several (unhelpful) answers followed, then OP made a surprise announcement:
They lived south of the equator. DUH ! No wonder the answers didn't help.
Everybody answering was in spring, while OP was in autumn.



That gets me all the time. II've had a couple times where I read and reread the same thing over and over again til it makes my brain hurt. Then I'll try to find something else posted by the same user to give me a reference. Sometimes it's a total mystery still. Location info- even a little- helps a great deal.

 
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Oh, and in no way am I suggesting anything as ridiculously detailed as my info-I got a bit excited when I put it in and that's just the way it's stayed
 
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bump -

i have been noticing more and more members without any location filled in.

a friendly reminder that context matters. what would be recommended in FL will not work in CA.
no one wants your home address - but your bio region would surely help get you better answers.

 
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