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URL: Permaculture: Main Page (site currently offline 3 July 2011. See #Other permaculture wikis for alternatives.)
The Permaculture Information Web is a collaborative project to provide a comprehensive resource of permaculture related information. This wiki uses a precise language to describe the different parts of human habitat and that language is used to categorize the articles in this wiki.
In this wiki, community members are using principles of permaculture design to build a base of knowledge for designing human habitats.
The living parts of these habitats are made of elements; things like apple trees, chickens and dandelions. Groups of elements that interact in a beneficial way are organized into guilds. A guild is defined by a few core elements that define that guilds character.
One or more guilds guilds can be associated with built structures as suited to a particular location to create a pattern. For example, a hayfield, mulch, a chicken tractor, chicken forage plant guilds, fencing, and a compost system may combine into a chicken forage garden system, where chickens and materials are moved around to achieve a particular economy and diverse yield. patterns, built structures, and even elements are associated with the zones that describe the proximity to our homes and paths of travel.
These patterns are tuned to local context, described by hydrology, soils, and landscape setting. designs must be attuned to the creations of nature as well as the natural disturbance regimes that dominate landscapes. Techniques and tools are used to evaluate and construct these patterns.
Ecological design and permaculture work are done by organizations and groups that are doing work on specific sites or have online resources. These sites are distributed across many lands, and are similar patterns occur within the natural provinces of the earth called ecoregions.
On this site people share ideas as well as online resources, books, documents, and their designs
Other permaculture wikis
Various other attempts have been made at permaculture wikis but the only active global permaculture wiki appears to be Appropedia. The Open Source Ecology wiki also has several pages about permaculture. (Please add any other active projects here.)