Wanted to point out a couple of new discoveries of the past week.
First off: Wiser Earth. Funded by Paul Hawken’s Natural Capital Inc it is a MASSIVE site that appears to be designed as a networking site for all those fighting The Good Fight. It started up last Spring, but the forums move very slow and the groups get almost no traffice thus far-there are supisingly only about 9000 people signed up, but I have only been on for a week. I threw my market garden plans out for comment and have gotten zip. There are pockets of activity, mainly on the west coast where smaller permaculture organizations are using it to network and communicate. MUCH more useful is there staggering list of organizations working to Be the Change (106,000+!) and resources all cross referenced by focus area which makes it super easy to say find new resources/organizations that are working on Farm Ecosystem Management (155 Orgs), Endocrine Disruptors (21 Orgs), or Industrial Ecology (3478 Orgs). Cool! It is now located under Resource Stockpiles.
Secondly there is this page from farmerfred on Beneficial Insects. In one page it provides more useful info on the most common “Good” bugs and what they eat than you typically find in a chapter on beneficial insects. But more than that, for the first time there are charts on which plants attract which bugs. Finally!! Find it in the Sub Acre Ag links.
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