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I'd like to see a forum dedicated to water issues. You have a section for wells and springs, but nothing I can find that's specifically about growing with little or no water, problems with obtaining water, dry farming, etc.
 
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Hi, Lauren

In the Growies Forum https://permies.com/c/5  We have a subforum called Greening the Desert https://permies.com/f/121/desert

Here you will find many great threads about water issues that are not just about the desert:

https://permies.com/t/58559/permaculture-projects/Big-Fat-Thread-Dryland-Farming

https://permies.com/t/90979/rain-permaculture

https://permies.com/t/1313/Sepp-Holzer-irrigation

https://permies.com/t/airwell

https://permies.com/t/85412/Encouraging-long-roots

I hope you will enjoy these threads.
 
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I have posted there, but when I think of water I don't think of "Greening the Desert." That title belongs to a specific project, so I always feel weird posting there. I think it might be simpler just to create a forum called "water" like you have a forum for "soil" and one for "farming"
 
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Hah, we have "water problems" here too… just that it is too much water (rain, moisture, springs under the house).

EDIT: joking aside, I would love to have a water section.
 
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Can we change add a description to Greening The Desert to make expand it's contents?
 
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Sure. It just feels odd and counter-intuitive to put my own water projects/problems under a title about a specific project.
 
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When a new forum is requested, the first thing we look for is what we already have.

https://permies.com/forums/forums/allForums

It's a pretty long list.

Is there something there already that will serve?

Is there something there already that is close?  Would it do the job if we added/changed the description?  What if we changed the name (example: The mason bee forum became 'pollinators' to include other bugs and hummingbirds)

If we can't do that, then we have to find a volunteer that will commit 10 to 20 hours to make a new forum which has a whole 'nother set of requirements.  

There has to be enough material to populate the new forum within an hour or two or google heaps load of hate on the new forum and it's almost impossible to recover from that.

We need about 20 new threads made and ready to move once the new forum is ready (if you wanted to do that, this would make it easier to find a volunteer to do the rest of  the work)

We need about 50 old threads that also fit in the new forum.

I'm very much oversimplifying things as there's a lot of top secret behind the scenes stuff that goes with this.

All in all, it is possible.  But if there is some way we can modify an existing forum to incorporate this topic, it will be easier to find a volunteer to work the magic.
 
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You already have "Greening The Desert," which could be "dryland growing" or just "desert." "Wells and Springs" is a more difficult transition, but could be "water sources." I'm not insisting on something new, I just want to know where to put dryland/water stuff and make it clear to others as well. I know that when I first started posting I put a lot of stuff in various places because I assumed that "greening the desert" was a forum for discussion of the greening the desert project.
 
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