Hello, I'm new to the board and wanted to know which of your regional sub-boards encompasses Alaska, which has a growing permaculture movement. We're a bit north for the Pacific Northwest region, and most people consider Great White North to be Canada (land of those hosers Bob and Doug MacKenzie). Alaska is unique because it has seven distinct climate zones, from temperate rain forest in Southeast (as much as 200 inches of rain, and about the same amount of snow, a year) to arctic desert on the North Slope (less than 12 inches of rain/snow a year).
I live in Sitka and build the site for the Sitka Local Foods Network, http://www.sitkalocalfoodsnetwork.org/, which is more about community gardens and food security than true permaculture. But our movement also has a strong native plants component, and many of the local Tlingít, Haida and Tsimshian people still use these plants for medicinal purposes and there's a strong subsistence food culture with berries, seaweed, salmon, halibut, deer, etc.
I think parts of alaska could be considered part of cascadia. And parts would be "the great white north".
It is true that there are lots of different pieces of any region. And somehow I find it is wise to divide this sort of thing somehow. Mostly, if a person was looking for a PDC (or offereing a PDC) then the way things are currently divided is pretty helpful.
Well Alaska is the Northern most and Western most state (and Eastern most depending on which map you're looking at. To fly from Anchorage to Seattle only take about 3 hours, and since Alaskans have no professional sports teams, they usually identify with Seattle teams (i.e. Seahawks.) Unless they are a transplant from the lower 48, then they usually root for their home team. I do miss Alaska greatly, I'm just not a huge fan of the 9 months of cold.
posted 9 years ago
How about making it simple & having a board specifically for Alaska?