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adding California to the bioregional pages . . . .

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Wondering if California (in whole or parts) can be added to the regions as it is a large state with lots of permaculture related activity and does not appear to be included in any other region (cascadia or southwest USA)


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We are just days away from activating our new look and feel. Maybe you have seen the thread about the big tests going on tomorrow?

Once we are moved to the new look and feel, I think we can create a lot more forums without suffering from overwhelm. We could then include several california forums.

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We've talked about it a few times before - here, here and here. Until now there hasn't really been enough forum activity to justify it. South California seems to fit with the southwest forum. Most of the US regions are a total mystery to me, to be honest, but the US does seem to have rather more than its fair share - there are only three for the whole of Europe, and one each for Africa, Asia, Australasia, and South/Central America and Mexico.

As Paul said, the number of forums we have at the moment are on the verge of overwhelming our system, but the new software is nearly ready and I understand it's going to be much easier to create new forums, and plenty of them, when it's up and running.
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California is a hard state to 'classify'. How does it get divided?
Coastal/Inland/Mountain? North/South/Central?

The Southwest forum pretty well covers coastal California from the Mexican border to Point Conception (Santa Barbara), as well as much of the Inland Valleys, which are semi arid. Those valleys are the 'Salad Bowl of America', but only because of irrigation. Without imported water, they are the desert. Same can be said of coastal southern California...lots of imported water keeps all of those lawns green, and swimming pools filled.

Other than that semi-arid region, the rest of the state doesn't fit into any existing forum.

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