Surf the change.

About "Permaculture Websites"

This websites (permaculturewebsites.org) is dedicated to surfing websites about permaculture. This is a big collection of hyperlinks about permaculture.

Why? Because permaculture websites are beautiful, and engaging. There is plenty to learn from each permaculture website.

The goal of this site (permaculturewebsites.org) is to share a repository of hyperlinks linking to websites about permaculture. In addition, the site aim to appreciate these sites.

The sites listed here share a bounty of information about gardens and edible forest gardens and ideas of permaculture. When visiting these sites, we find ideas to contemplate. The sites reflect information and shine with the wisdom of experience.

Behind a permaculture website is most often a permaculture project and the permaculture designers of those projects.

In aggregate, the words and images of these websites tell a dynamic story, a very real tale in which people are being the change.

Permaculture websites are evidence of an on-going ecological restoration. To surf these websites is to turn the pages of a kind of chronicle detailing the regeneration of natural ecosystems.

The benefits of surfing permaculture websites include the Four F's. The outputs of permaculture websites are forage, friends, fun and fascination.

Then there are the images, which are wonderful, leading me to proclaim the fifth f, as in, filled with wonder.

Gandhi says, Be the change. And, to be that change, perhaps now and then it good to observe the change taking place.

Via the world wide web we may see what people worldwide are posting about their regeneration efforts. So, here at permaculturewebsites.org, we add: Surf the change!

The Spark that Created This Site

The idea of this site stemmed from just few sentences in Chapter 1 of Introduction to Permaculture by Bill Mollison. At the very end of the chapter, Mollison writes "Permaculture is not energy- or capital-intensive, rather it is information-intensive. It is the quality of thought and the information we use that determines yield, not the size or quality of the site. We are using not only our physical resources, but our ability to access information and process it" (p. 31).

So, this webiste also yearns to have a vox that contemplates the information available on permaculture websites. This website may aid in the understanding of permaculture websites as true permaculture information systems.

This is a just one possible portal, lens, multimedia cyberspace dashboard. Thank you to those that create the wonderful websites of permaculture.

Major Features of This Website

This website contains hand-crafted information on the topic permaculture websites. The the question should be asked: What makes a webiste, a permaculture website?

Below are the major features of the "Permaculture Websites" website, in essence what this websites does as it aims to provide an interface to information about permaculture websites.

Feature 1 A List of Permaculture Websites

One major objective of Permaculture Websites (this website) is to create an excellent list of permaculture websites, where excellent is considered to be a website that helps people learn about permaculture.

So, the first question is how does a user display the list.

1. The default way is to show a small number (say a dozen) randomly-selected from a list of permaculture websites

2. Next, it would probably be useful to search the list.

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3. It might be useful to have an alphabetical list of permaculture websites

4. The geographical arrangement would be useful, although some of the hyperlinks are located in cyberspace. One might consider the location of the website's server as well as the geographic location mentioned in the text of the website.

5. It would be interesting to browse the list based upon the reason that each permaculture website is added to the list of permaculture websites.

6. Also in the making is a PDC curriculum structure upon 36 permaculture topics. So, my thinking is to have a whole system of tags that can link parts of these permaculture websites and any associated subject matter that might be in the general PDC curriculum. For example, a permaculture website might show an image of an Herb Spiral, which in teurn is associated with one of the permaculture topics. The idea is to map the subject matter of the PDC curriculum to examples in permaculture websites. Another use would be to type something like Zone 2 and be presented with a list of permaculture websites with examples and descriptions.

7. Lastly, a no HTML simple list of the URLs could then be saved to a file and easily input into a Perl LWP user agent object.

Suggest a Permaculture Website

I am on the look-out for the URLs of permaculture websites. Do you know of a permaculture website that should be listed here? Input is accepted from the community. Recognizing that a list such as this can benefit from being a community effort, there is a suggest-a-permaculture-website webpage for input.

Feature 2 We ask What qualifies as a "permaculture website"?

I expect this list to be developed and change over time as needed. Eventually these criteria can be established by the community. For now, here is a rough take on What qualifies as a permaculture website?.







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