Andrew Welser wrote:Howdy all,
Newbie to Permies in south DFW. Wanting to get a garden started (and see what else is possible) in my suburban backyard.
The results of a study of 1,200 single family homes by the American Water Works Association in 1999 found that the average water conserving households used approximately 49.6 gallons per person per day. (Pg 33)
John C Daley wrote: Its interesting to read your opinion about poly tanks.
live in a similar climate, and have not had any issue with any of my 6 20,000L poly tanks.
BUT, I am open to facts.
Steel tanks were popular until Poly came along, but they do rust over time.
Are plastic tanks safe
Andrea Locke wrote:INTP, here. In good company with Warf, Yoda, Hermione Granger and Sherlock Holmes. Possibly also Gandalf, although there seems to be some discussion of where he fits.
Greg Martin wrote: Rebecca, I think you hit it on the head with innovations stemming from the dreamers. I think every group is bringing something important to our society and the dreamers bring innovations like permaculture to the early adopters who then bring it to the larger group. Here's the classic innovation diffusion model:
There are more evolved models too, which add things like a chasm that you have to get past to gain traction into the mainstream:
I think permaculture is in the early adopters stage and working towards or through the chasm right now (which I'm confident that we're going to succeed in jumping).