I pressed pause on Podcast 099 to write this post. Paul is doing a podcast with Jack Spirko and I got inspired to get a permaculture advocacy thing going and I am looking for any collaborators.
Paul started a brainstorming session about making it easy for people to get started in permaculture with out feeling like they are an expert. The brainstorming starts at 1:21 in podcast 099 "lessons from the forest" http://www.richsoil.com/permaculture/620-podcast-099-lessons-from-the-forest/
My notes on the terms Paul and Jack were using:
"(permaculture) on one page and phone it in", "a recipe card", "single sheet of paper" (permaculture)
You know the two manuals you get with your electronic gadget. The multilingual paper back novel sized one: "The Users Manual" and then the one you use: "The Quick Start Guide" with the big pics and steps all on one page. This is what I am thinking of: "The Quick Start Guide to Permaculture"
I think there could be many ways to make this guide. It could be quite literal and make several different guides according to the types of people, bio-regions and living type.
I am most interested in a sort of questionnaire-driven-online-custom-guide generator with slider fine tuning...a Q-DOCGG Huh?
Here is a rough sketch with a hypothetical wheaton eco level 2 person. (OK. its me answering the questions)
1. with a garden
>2. without a garden
Do you wanna garden?
How much of your food is organic?
Where do you live? City, State, Country or just your zip code
anycity, anystate, anycounty
results for an wheaton eco scale 2 person:
imagine a graphically-pleasing, print-ready page with:
1. A custom quick start guide to permaculture tailor made for this person
2. Slider controls to advance (or retreat) to the next eco level and see instantly how the results change (what is slider control? see image below)
3. Lists of local stuff, facts and other links
+list local permaculture groups
+list of local CSAs
+list of local farmers
+“how to do better than organic” article
What do you guys think?
Does this exist already?
Is it worth the effort?
Who wants to help?