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If you have  a favorite thread that you'd like to get more attention to, I'd like to help promote it.  As some of you know I took over the daily-ish email production for the last couple of months and have been adding my own little flair to what shows up in your email.  Most of what I've been focusing on is fun, practicality, quality and community engagement.  On that last point (community), I thought it would be a good time to expand my pool of resources to all of the readers of the daily-ish.  

I want the readers to have a voice that reaches the thousands of folks that I have been able to engage with since writing the daily-ish, so I've talked it over with the other staff and we've worked out a deal.  Here's the general idea:

1. any user can post a link to a thread that they want to see promoted in the daily-ish email.  

2. Other users and staff will use the thumbs and apple system to vote on what they'd like to see in the daily-ish in the upcoming weeks.  

3.  I, along with other staff will put your suggestions into the mix of emails that permies.com sends out regularly.

4.  The staff are working on potential rewards for great contributions and engaging threads.  


What do you have to do?

just post a link to your favorite threads in this thread and then give a little 2 sentence summary of what it's about.

Folks can vote on it with thumbs and apples and I'll take your suggestions as they fit into the schedule.

Thanks in advance to all who contribute.    I look forward to seeing all of your favorite threads and sharing them with the wider audience.
 
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Pictures of a 15 year old public food forest: https://permies.com/t/67827/Public-food-forest-good-plant
 
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All sorts of posts, pictures and videos about the goings on at the recent PDC/ATC at Wheaton Labs: https://permies.com/wiki/61764/permaculture-projects/Homesteaders-PDC-permaculture-design-ATC

Toward the end there's info about some of this year's projects.
 
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The OP asked about  "buy this biodynamic preparation it is not very expensive. Did anyone try it? Did it make a difference?"

Bryant RedHawk  posted " In 1924 Rudolf Steiner gave a series of 8 lectures on the properties of soil and he presented Ideas on ways we humans could improve the soils that were under use for agriculture. "

This thread is a good example of what biodynamic is.


https://permies.com/t/67871/biodynamic-preparations-difference
 
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Do you only want links to specific threads? Or is it also OK if I tell you what kind of subjects I find interesting?
At the moment I am most interested in (drawing) designs for small (sub)urban permaculture gardens (miniature food-forests).
Threads on natural textile materials are always interesting to me.
 
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I think this is a great idea.

A. Polyculture/Guild gardening is the opposite of rows and has a tremendous appeal when moving towards edible landscaping.  One forum that seems to be a heading includes this excellent link:

https://permies.com/t/54512/permaculture-projects/formal-framework-understanding-guilds-food

B. The other area that is too confusing to really dive in to on the boards now is the whole" Weeding vs. Not Weeding and examples of not weeding experiments.  Mine is failing this year.  I cant really find a good heading or search phrase that leads me to this notion which I don't really think is the same as till/no till, rather it is:  to weed or not?  It seems as though  the answer may be somewhere in between.

BTW:  Craig: I think you are doing a fine job.

Paul:  Haters suck, let it go.  You have brought great ideas to many folks.  You and Permies rock!
 
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Ty Morrison wrote:I think this is a great idea.

B. The other area that is too confusing to really dive in to on the boards now is the whole" Weeding vs. Not Weeding and examples of not weeding experiments.  Mine is failing this year.  I cant really find a good heading or search phrase that leads me to this notion which I don't really think is the same as till/no till, rather it is:  to weed or not?  It seems as though  the answer may be somewhere in between.
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Ty, here are some topics that might be good for the daily-ish email that might be related to your question: (BTW, you might try searches for "green manure" and  "chop and drop")

Todd Parr said " If you put organic matter ON the soil, rain, soil life and plant life will put it IN the soil. "

https://permies.com/t/65316

Casey Halone OP said "plants with these qualities should be given free reign to grow anywhere! "

https://permies.com/t/13758/March-Weed-Appreciation-Day-hugged

Benton Lewis, op said " Seems it would be ideal to garden those "weeds" already thriving in my area."

https://permies.com/t/52534/Edible-Weed-Garden-Free-Food


While it is great to give subjects that folks would like to see in the daily-ish, I feel that Craig is asking for our help by giving him  url's to thread for topic you would like to see.

Let's help him out, he is doing a thankless job.  Thank you, Craig for all your hard work!



 
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Everyone seems to be concerned about plastics, but why?

Suzy Bean, OP said “The main concern with several types of plastic is that they contain endocrine disruptors—substances that, when taken into our bodies, alter normal hormonal function.”

https://permies.com/t/8494/Plastics-dangerous

 
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Great work everyone!  Today I sent out the first dailyish with your chosen content added in.  I really liked seeing what you all are coming up with.

The easiest way to add a thread so that I see  it clearly is to post a sentence or two about what the thread is about and then follow that with the link to the specific thread you are referencing.  The links are the big thing that helps, so even if you just want to add the link and a couple words like " great thread on vole control" I'll certainly look into it.


Thanks again everyone.

Todays email was derived solely from this thread.  YAY teamwork!
 
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After reading a book mentioning people in Thailand regularly eating the leaves of multiple species of leguminous trees the question is asked "Leguminous tree leaves are edible!?" Discussion ensues about species with or without edible leaves. I wonder how many other species people could come up with in different zones.

https://permies.com/t/67962/Leguminous-tree-leaves-edible
 
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First created as a result of a yield obtained by collecting images for a class, this permies.com thread on fungi is informative and beautiful:
https://permies.com/t/67202/Images-Fungi-share-teaching-education
 
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