Write a post about plant breeding that is original, well written, and that teaches me something that I don't already know, or that makes me want to try what you propose, or that causes me to re-evaluate my ways, or that entices me to grow a new crop, or try a new method with an old crop, and I'll grant an apple. I can only grant one apple per day, so it's gotta be better than any other post that I read on permies that day...
I might grant an apple for similar posts about beekeeping, chicken raising, dis-intermediation, or capturing water in the desert.
That is why I love your honest posts... I'll try. I'm so in "their world" at the moment, but I'll try. Maybe you'll be able to quiet the "talking heads" on the tv and in my newspaper and bring me back to plain living. I hope.
Harvesting seeds from the grocery store was pretty successful, same with my linen thread and the cotton v linen tutorials in this thread.
Generally, I gather up the knowledge I have, supplement it with some books and/or google. Write what I know, write it in a way that makes an easy reference with subtitles. Gussy it up a bit, and engage the audience by asking questions of things I want to know more about. amaranth thread and fava bean thread both make good examples. It's the posts I write like a blog tutorial, that seem to gain the most apples.
If I have a chance, I also like to include book references that the reader can get from their local library - and link to the permies book review threads so the reader can see the reviews.
Talking about book reviews, there's another place I've picked up apples. A good book review can often be a good source of apples and pie.
Content that people learn things from, is easy and clear to read (there's only one wall of text person I know who regularly gets apples, but her writing is exceptional), is, in my opinion, the fastest path to apple cider.
Of course, the cider press is a double edged sword.
It's nice to be able to vent our frustrations and explore the more controversial topics surrounding permaculture, however, it's also a place where people have been known to earn apple cores (aka, loose apples).
I too have only a mobile ( cheap) phone. At the very bottom of the screen it lets you access the full non-mobile site. I can apple and pie and maybe peaches in season i don't know. But I'm pissed that a man's life was cut by many years. Maybe I'll see the "other side" tomorrow after i sleep on it. Maybe
I think I'll just cry myself to sleep tonight for ALL the injustice in the world. Please be kind to each other.
John Master wrote:nevermind, just found it here:
That's the link, and here's the quote
If you see a post that you think should get an apple, it's perfectly acceptable to "report" the post (using the Report button above the post) and enter "I think this post needs an apple because blah blah" into the box provided for the report. One of the staff will see that report and (if they agree) possibly award the apple. You may or may not hear back from anybody and the apple may or may not be awarded. Cautionary note: reporting your own posts to request apples for yourself is unlikely to work and should be avoided.