I could do with some help. I am working on a project at the Permaculture Association in Britain. If we had an up-to-date website I would share it here
The project aims to help permies work collaboratively and to foster coherence in the movement. It has grown out of the Next Big Step project (briefly described here: https://international.permaculture.org.uk/).
At the moment I am looking at the online spaces that currently exist where permies can come together, speak to each other, share knowledge and collaborate on projects. Do you know of any? If yes, could you share them with me, please? Are there any in your region that you frequent and that might help international collaboration (no matter which language is being used there)?a
Are you looking for a public place, or for a more private forum? We're just starting to experiment with creating private forums, by invitation only, if that fits your needs better. Else feel free to create threads in any relevant pre-existing subforum.
Let us know your needs a little more and we can brainstorm.
At the moment I am looking at the online spaces that currently exist where permies can come together, speak to each other, share knowledge and collaborate on projects. Do you know of any? If yes, could you share them with me, please?
Sounds like you've stumbled on that place. At permies.com we have people from all over the world visit this site seeking practical solutions for making the world a better place through permaculture.
Have a gander at what we have so far. Is there anything that fits your needs?
This is the kind of thing we like to support. Could you tell us a bit more about what you are looking for in a site? There may be something we can do to help.
Philipp Grunewald wrote:
I considered posting requests like these in each of the (continental) regions of the permies.com platform to try and find out about all these online spaces and create a list!
No please don't do that - just write and post one that is suitable for posting in several regions then report it to us and tell us which other regions is should show up in and we can make that happen. That way it won't look so spammy, all the replies will be on one thread, and it will get bumped up in all the regional forums any time a reply is made. We generally remove duplicate threads.
I personally don't like FB as a primary source of communication. They are getting a bit militant about non-users looking at their page. Even if the page is set "public", after a few minutes, FB puts up a login wall and won't let you continue to view without logging in.
If you can have a primary communication hub like a blog or a public forum, where what you post isn't hidden behind a login wall, then you'll reach more people. Post to FB too, because some people use that site more than anything else. However, if you are interested in reaching more people, especially people who are eager to act, then it's useful to make the information as open as possible.
Yes, I don't like FB for this sort of stuff either (partially because I left a couple of years ago)
I just posted on in the Africa Forum. It would be great if this could also pop up in Europe, Asia, South-central-mex, pacifica, australasia. Thank you.
How do you cover Canada?
I am not sure how you guys are organised (in terms of development of permies.com) but it might be worth it having a conversation outside the forum (to not bore people). Send me an email to: colab (at) permaculture (dot) org (dot) uk
OK, I've added the new thread to all those forums, plus 'Great White North', which covers Canada and Alaska.
Please feel free to carry on discussion here, in public, unless there's stuff that needs to be private. Don't worry about boring people - they don't have to read if they're not interested, and they are far more likely to read something if they can just browse and not have to contact you directly. On average, for every person who joins in a discussion, a hundred others read. But once you expect people to move beyond the page in front of them, only a teeny fraction will ever do that.