Re: [fukuoka_farming] everygreen agriculture boosts crop yields
- Thanks John...,
many varieties of 'Acacias' grow indigenous in many places in Africa (many
Botanical name: _Acacia_ genus species and many related genera species).
Around the world the common name acacia has been applied to botanically defined
species of many different types of plant (from many different botanical genera),
having led often to confusions.
Distribution (as recorded at 2004):
Africa (144 species),
Asia (89 species),
the Americas (about 185 species),
Australia – Pacific region (993 species).
source: World-wide Wattle
Acacia species (in that botanically named genus) are very familiar to many
Australians as Wattles. Our Nation's floral emblem is the beaut' Golden Wattle
In this continent there are recorded 1000 or so distinct species of the _Acacia_
Various species grow naturally in most parts of Australia. They are just as
familiar as are our 600+ Eucalyptus species in Oz.
Acacias are typical trees of African savannas. Mr. Fukuoka sensei photograph
numerous of them or their relatives in his journeys in Africa, as in his
-many online eg. photos
Some general knowledge quick links:
International Legume Database & Information Service
Last but not least i just at last had a look at the International Legume
Database. This could get great use by those here re-seeding ecosystems into
areas of man-made deserts. Useful!
As i already said, with so many to choose from, Great Spirit God's best choices
make the best choices for us IMHO. In the northern hemisphere where there may
not occur Wattles naturally, there are of course many many types of nitrogen
fixing legumes naturally, eg. lovely Lupins, which i'd like northern hemishpere
nature farmers to get in to and to tell us all more about.
From: asteresplanetai <asteresplanetai@...>
Sent: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 17:00:07
Subject: [fukuoka_farming] everygreen agriculture boosts crop yields
saw this article, thought people might be interested:
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