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Pardon the suggestion, I'm not married to it--I've seen discussion boards toppled over before by the weight of too many subtopics. But it seems wrong somehow that we don't have a forum about water. Too little water, too much water, redirecting water, managing wells, filtering water, moving water, irrigating, NOT irrigating, keeping ponds well-balanced, water rights, municipal water issues, recycling water, conserving water, capturing rainwater and snowmelt... There's a richness to this topic that could maybe be illuminated better by having threads on these topics all in the same area to look at; do you agree, Paul?
 
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While that is true ... and then there is aquaculture and aquaponics ....

I think that all of this would currently be covered between permaculture and homesteading. 

Sometimes if you make a forum and it gets low traffic, it ends up getting ignored.  So then those topics get discussed even less than if they are mixed in with a more popular topic.

My gut feeling on this is to let things be.  Do you have something a bit more on the persuasive side for me?

 
                          
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Like I said--not married to the idea. Maybe if anyone else thinks it could be helpful, they can shout out here.
 
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I don't know if a sub-forum is the right answer or not. There may not be enough interest, but I would sure like to see a lot more about aquaculture in permaculture including fish, veggies, bogs, and the whole shebang.

It seems like Holzer and Mollison are about the only people really talking about it. I just ordered the Design Manual today and plan to work my way through it over the next couple of months or so. Is there any essential reading or videos on the subject of aquaculture in permaculture?
 
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lhtown,

This thread in this forum is about a suggestion for a new forum.

To get more information about water/aquaculture, I suggest you ask in the permaculture forum.
 
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I'm new to this forum (it is awesome btw) and I think a section about water would be a great addition to this site. It would certainly attract knowledgable people who love to talk about rainwater catchment in general, swales, ponds, waterplants, wetlands, drainage, etc. I myself am very interested in everything about water.
 
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At the rate the forums are currently growing, I could see a point where the current permaculture forum gets just too packed and we need to divide it. 

I think if we divide to early, the new forum may wither.

 
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