Hi, I'm new to these forums and was curious what was the thinking behind two separate forums for "organic practices" and "permaculture." Is the former supposed to include techniques that are not necessarily permaculture (like what?), or is the latter supposed to contain more theoretical discussion?
It seems to me that currently there is a lot of overlapping discussion between the two forums. Is it possible to maybe combine these or put up a description under their headings so it's more clear where to post. Thanks!
The question has crossed my mind also. But now that I think about it I can see the need for the separation. For example, there are plenty of organic farms and home gardens that don't fit the permaculture model.
I think there is a need to accomodate different aspects and likely similar interests on different forums. Homesteading, cooking etc are not strictly appealing to permaculturists but often people who are interested in permaculture also have some interest in these things. Also it would be a very narrow forum if it only appealed to people interested in strict permaculture ideals. Many people (myself included) are somewhere on the journey, not already at the destination. I also like to pick and choose my ideals and information not follow someone elses established model for life. That goes for permaculture too. I think the forum does a good job of bringing together like minded people without making it a collection of drones. Some sites are. I've seen collections of people on forums that are so encapsulated in their little culture that it is a turn off. If you don't agree with and do everything that fits their way of thinking you are an outsider. I think this is an excellent forum.