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Worldwide Permaculture Network is up!

Bill Kearns

Joined: Feb 13, 2009
Posts: 151
Location: E Washington steppe
Newsflash!  Craig MacKintosh and the PRI have activated the WPN!

After months and months of work, we’re now launching a new system — the Worldwide Permaculture Network (WPN) — which will enable permaculturists everywhere to:

Put themselves on a clickable map, where people (permaculturists and non-permaculturists) can see at a glance the scope of the spread of permaculture worldwide
Showcase their work as individuals, and the work of any projects they are administrating
Be searchable according to many variables (climate zone, project type, and more)
Network with other permaculturists everywhere
Advertise their consultancy services
Advertise their courses (for educational projects)
Share knowledge, experiences, challenges, successes, and inspiration
Help inspire non-permaculturists with the potential for positive, systemic change that permaculture design systems can bring
And more…

Check out the site and read about the networking features.  I encourage each of you to sign up and put yourself on the Permaculture map.  Include your projects and learn about projects in your area.  This is a very cool application and Craig's team is to be commended!

You can register your account here:

and see all the other Permies worldwide here:

Permaculture is a gestalt ... a study of the whole. Not just how to produce more and better food, but how human life on the planet affects and is affected by the surrounding environment.
Bill Kearns
christhamrin McCoy

Joined: Nov 08, 2010
Posts: 147
Location: Anoka Sand Plain, MN Zone 4/5, Sunset Zone 43
cool, thanks.  another place to waste time.
Kirk Hutchison

Joined: Feb 05, 2010
Posts: 418
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Heh, you beat me to the punch. I was going to post about this. I look forward to meeting new permies through this service.

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paul wheaton

Joined: Apr 01, 2005
Posts: 14187
Location: missoula, montana (zone 4)
It won't let me create an account.

I just keep resubmitting over and over. 

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paul wheaton

Joined: Apr 01, 2005
Posts: 14187
Location: missoula, montana (zone 4)
I managed to create an account.

Apparently, the system refuses to let me put in that I took a PDC.
Bill Kearns

Joined: Feb 13, 2009
Posts: 151
Location: E Washington steppe

I got a note from Craig saying that due to my input of multiple PDC instructors, the system could not verify my course.  I made the necessary changes and now show no PDC until they can verify I took the course.  Could be you're in the "verification" limbo zone also. 

Time will tell ... they're still "beta" and working out bugs as they arise.  It's interesting to note how many networking and interaction features are in the WPN application.  I've already learned some new techniques for my dryland block here and am looking forward to finding more Permies on the eastside of Washington.  And you show up on the map so I'll sign up as a "follower" to keep up on what you're doing in Missoula!
Matthew Fallon

Joined: Jan 07, 2010
Posts: 307
Location: long island, ny Z-7a
that's pretty cool'
browsing folks around the globe. happened onto Bulgaria,
the only guy listed there is actually someone i drove to the northeast convergence in 09' from brooklyn! small world after all 
think he's a member here also. mihail kossev

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paul wheaton

Joined: Apr 01, 2005
Posts: 14187
Location: missoula, montana (zone 4)
Well, I emailed somebody over there and they fixed it!  I think filled out my profile a bit.  And now .... let's see what happens ...

Jason Long

Joined: Dec 01, 2010
Posts: 153
Location: Davie, Fl
Just became a member

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Bill Kearns

Joined: Feb 13, 2009
Posts: 151
Location: E Washington steppe
Here's an interview with Craig MacKintosh about the impetus behind the creation of the Worldwide Permaculture Network:

We need people to see the breadth and scope of permaculture activity. If people facing resource depletion and economic meltdown believe that permaculturists are just a handful of scattered, idealistic dreamers, they’ll say to themselves, “nice idea, but too little, too late”, and they won’t get on board. If, instead, they realize that this is actually a worldwide movement of individuals operating at a grass roots level in almost every country on the planet, then they’ll instead think, “hell, I’d better get involved as I’m getting left behind!” Given where we’re at in history, getting left behind in essential re-skilling and future-proofing is not an attractive position to be in.

Looking forward to seeing your projects and ideas on the WPN! 
Charlie Michaels

Joined: Jan 17, 2010
Posts: 124
I hope they keep it simple. Looks good so far. Should be great for meeting people if your area.
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