We're just getting started setting up some pages for Illinois.

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Articles I started[edit | edit source]

5/20/2009 Update. The following linkd to greennet, but is now a bad link. Too bad, this was a great PDF article:

Compost is a tool and a concern! (source: Dr. Wes Jarrell, Urban Soils)

  • Original ingredients: What goes in?
  • Analysis: When is compost ready?
  • Stability: Compost must be mature or it will rob nutrients
  • Salinity: High salinity may damage plants
  • pH: Amend compost as needed to attain near 7.0 pH
  • Source of nutrients?: What nutrients are available in compost?
  • Weight: Should be light and add sufficient organic material

Mediawiki and Appropedia Notes[edit | edit source]

#Redirect [[PMI-SP]] {{R to other namespace}} 
  • How does one rename a category? No admin is needed for this. You just have to go into each page and edit it to change the category name. Once there are no pages referring to the old Category you can propose the Category for deletion or just redirect to the new Cat. user:filceolaire See Appropedia_talk:Village_pump#How_to_request_a_category_rename. 12/1 update: Category:Cook County now has a redirect to :Cook county, Illinois. 12/2 update: You can use the {{Delete}} tag on a page to mark the old category page (with no articles and no sub-categories).for deletion.

Discussion[View | Edit]

Welcome![edit source]


Hi Bmorrisett,

Welcome to the Appropedia wiki. Please make yourself at home! If you need a general wiki-tutorial, see the main help page (or the more in-depth one on WikiEducator).

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Welcome and category delete[edit source]

Hi Borrisett,

Welcome to Appropedia and thanks for your exciting edits... it is great to have Illinois represented. I deleted the Cook County category. In the future you can use the {{Delete}} tag on a page to mark it for deletion.

Thank you again, --Lonny 04:43, 4 December 2008 (UTC)

Good work[edit source]

Hi - I just linked Beginners permaculture garden on Twitter (and the open source equivalent, identi.ca. Thanks for your contributions - look forward to working with you more! --Chriswaterguy 19:37, 6 January 2009 (UTC)

Hi Bill,

I only just saw your comment to me from January - I should have seen it, but somehow missed it. Anyway, moved it to my talk page, and answered there. Hope your garden is going well, ready to really spring to life! --Chriswaterguy 04:43, 15 March 2009 (UTC)

How are things in Illinois?[edit source]

I was looking at Beginners permaculture garden and realized you hadn't been around for a few months. Hope you're well, and hope to see you here again! --Chriswaterguy 08:50, 9 October 2009 (UTC)

Chicago Update[edit source]

Chris, thanks for asking about our activities here in Chicago. For a good update on urban gardening and farming in Chicago see Advocates for Urban Agriculture Chicago. For me, 2009 has been busy. Helped to found WeFarm America. WeFarm had lots of volunteer help (mostly college interns) to install backyard raised bed vegetable gardens for a fee. The WeFarm crew also helped to start several community and school gardens this past summer. WeFarm is a social entrepreneurship. Much thanks to MyFarm in San Francisco for help in planning the first year. My wiki updates have lagged -- too busy. Hopefully will be providing more online updates before long. --Bill Oct. 10, 2009

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