Wiki profiles


We’re doing a series of wiki profiles on this blog. We look at the goals of these wiki projects, what has worked, and what hasn’t.

Most are wikis that (like Appropedia) cover sustainability – often a very specific subtopic of sustainability – and they form our green wiki blog series. We hope that better understanding will lead to greater collaboration.

Education is also a focus for Appropedia, so as well, we’ll be looking at wikis and wiki programs dedicated to education, including students who edit Wikipedia and receive credit.

We also have a table of wikis in the fields of sustainability and international development – 113 at last count, with data including size and activity. Sadly, most of them are inactive. Setting up a wiki is easy enough – establishing an active wiki community is a whole different matter.

If you’re part of a wiki team or wiki community that hasn’t been mentioned here, please leave a comment, or contact us at @appropedia or on Facebook.We’d love to learn about your project – or perhaps do an interview.

And if you’re a green or development wiki that is not in the table – click edit and add yourself.

2 thoughts on “Wiki profiles

  1. Hello! Have you seen Practical Plants? It’s a CC licensed collaboratively edited plant encyclopedia and database, with a strong focus on plants with edible, material, or medicinal uses, or design functions. We’ve just launched with over 7000 plant articles, and we’re looking for help building a community to create a collective resource for the global community. Drop me an email if you have any questions đŸ™‚

  2. Thanks Andru, checking it out now. It looks really nicely done. I’ve heard of the PFAF database, which you’ve made excellent use of – wasn’t aware of the licensing.

    I’d like to do a blog interview with you – let me work out some questions and get in touch with you.

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