If you've come to this page, we're assuming you're intrigued with the Nuts and Bolts of Project Dirt or you need some help understanding something. To get you started, we've written some brief descriptions of the main parts of our site below, and for further detail why not check out our "How To" videos.
It's pretty simple. Project Dirt is a network connecting people doing green projects. Whilst the project pages are the electric engine rooms of the site, let me run you through the key pages of the site:
As with any network, you need somewhere to tell the community about yourself and also manage your activities. Well - this is the place to do that. From here you get an activity feed from your friends, projects and also clusters. You can create your own projects, events and also manage your account settings.
These pages represent projects happening in real life - including those run by individuals and by groups. See it as a mini website where you can invite your friends to join, manage your activities, arrange events, store photos etc. You can find other similar projects near you, connect with them, get advice/expertise etc. The blogging and galleries also enable you to promote what you've been doing and what you have learnt.
Clusters are networks of projects within the site. Projects don't have to be limited to a single cluster - they can be linked to several!
The cluster page shows all the activities taking place across its projects in a single place. So you can answer the following questions: Who is involved? What are the projects doing? What are the forthcoming events? What are the latest issues being discussed?
If an organisation or a group of projects want to tie projects together into a network - they can request a cluster page by contacting us here at Project Dirt.
Event pages represent events taking place within Project Dirt. They can be set up by people, projects and also clusters.
Discussion Forums. Enough said.