Blogs, forums, email lists
Welcome to the wonderful world of online permaculture. There are a host of forums, blogs and email lists to choose from, and each offers a unique way to learn about permaculture and get the latest news, thinking and opinion.
www.permacultureforum.org.uk this is the main forum for permaculture in the UK. http://forums.permaculture.org.au is probably the most used forum in the world, linked to the Permaculture Resarch Institute website. www.permies.com/permaculture-forums is more focused on "organic homesteading - natural living ".
"These forums are a place where members help one another, advertise livestock or equipment, and participate in general banter about smallholding".
Email discussion lists
http://uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/permaculture_uk/ the main UK discussion list.
"This group is for people to network and share ideas on permaculture in Scotland."
Permaculture e-group for north east Scotland - for announcing Permaculture events, organising get-togethers & workdays, and posting brief reports & photos to keep everyone in the loop."
An online social network to help form a regional Permaculture hub in Edinburgh.
http://lists.ibiblio.org/mailman/listinfo/permaculture A well-used and lively list from the US with a broad range of topics, practical and philosophical, under discussion most of the time.
Open Permaculture list. This international list is for the open and supportive sharing of permaculture related information worldwide.
Influential, quirky, thoughtful, amusing - these are some of the key bloggers.
http://transitionculture.org Transition Culture - Rob Hopkins is the co-founder of Transition Town Totnes and of the Transition Network. He has many years experience in education, teaching permaculture and natural building, and set up the first 2 year full-time permaculture course in the world, at Kinsale Further Education College in Ireland.
http://kjpermaculture.blogspot.com - Keith Johnson, longtime american permaculture activist. Includes excellent list of permaculture.
http://hackneypermaculture.org.uk. - Follows the exploits and permaculture ambitions of Robin, Laura and Claudia, residents of... Hackney.
www.chickenshack.co.uk/blog.html Steve Jones, Chickenshack blog, following his work and life in a west Wales housing cooperative. http://gardenapprentice.wordpress.com Jessie Marcham's new blog about being an apprentice at Sturts Farm.
http://hedvigmurray.co.uk - Following the adventures of a self-declared "permaculturalist dyslexic nomad", this is a funny and thoughtful blog about permaculture design, growing organic food and building community in Brighton.
http://www.permacultureinbrittany.com From a smallholding in Brittany, France.
Know about other forums, blogs or lists? Let us know!