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Expanding Categories

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Expanding Categories
by John Wheeler - Thursday, 16 January 2014, 11:38 PM
I'd like to thank everyone who has given feedback on this site, we gotten a lot of great new ideas from you. One area where this is being reflected is in the list of Course Categories. To emphasize certain aspects and appeal more to women, two categories have been renamed: "Homesteading" is now "Homesteading and Crafts" and "Education" is "Education and Child Care". Also, to be more inclusive, "Herbs, Exercise, and Nutrition" is now "Sustaining Wellness".

A lot of great suggestions for courses have been coming in, and it's clear some areas would overwhelm the existing categories. They are still related, so they are being made sub-categories. Under "Permaculture", "Controlled Environments" deals with things like greenhouses, hydroponics, and aquaculture tanks. "Homesteading and Crafts" has "Food Processing and Preparation" to cover all the steps from harvest to table, and "Yarn, Cloth, and other Fibers" to cover textile arts and crafts. "Building Construction and Maintenance" has subcategories for "Heating, Ventilation, and Cooling", "Electrical Systems", and "Water Supply and Disposal".

We love the feedback. Keep the great ideas coming!