nope i've have not written u, neither to some others receiving -may they not with a virus- scrambled up mails supposedly from me...anyway i'm glad that ur inquiry has given us occasion to know what u are into...i see that genet's/the man that planted trees...has succeed in its message! i love what u are doing!
to french speaking ones of us: the "La Gazette des Jardins" of this month has published a most interesting series of articles on permaculture & ecological zero-tilling...don't miss the issue (& if u are far away from france, ask somebody to send it to u...it's the first time this subject is treated in a paper/magazine in french that is sold at new stands...)
& i'm real happy to know that my quebec teaching time has been perennialised with continuos gardens/projects, it sure makes me feel of some use!
----- Original Message -----
From: Scott Robertson
Sent: Thursday, November 21, 2002 5:00 PM
Subject: [fukuoka_farming] msg 4 Emilia - also tree seeds
Emilia did you recently try to contact me? I have a recent mail msg
from you that was unreadable.
I'm collecting tree seeds for my annual seed-ball dispersal project.
I've found the seed ball method to be the most efficient at helping
me to get trees planted for erosion control along some of our
(Oklahoma) highways where mowers on slopes have started the erosion
process, and other damaged areas. I like certain species for this
purpose including: Maclura pomifera (Osage Orange) - useful due to
its tough root system and general hardiness, Gleditsia triacanthus
(Honey Locust) and Cercis canadensis L. (Eastern Redbud) both useful
(to me) for their beauty and because they are rather hardy,leguminous
and do help a little to restore the soil and are both good providers
of food for wildlife.
By the way... the latter 2 seed varieties require
scarification/stratification for optimal germination.
p.s. the Honey Locust, once established, does serve to discourage the
mowers, being a kind of thorn tree from hell.
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