the spreading deserts(check Tom's site)
- Gloria, and other fukuoka-ers, I'm not familiar with
the southern European desert spreading either, but I
don't know of any desert that is receding at this
point. My understanding of it is that the desert
areas of Southern Europe used to be forested. Areas
like Greece, Spain, Italy, all had forests, just as
much of the Sahara was once savana, and forests, just
like the Middle East. Have you checked out
Seedballs.com? Jim Bones directed me from that site
to this group. I just got off of Tom Elpel's web site
(hollowtop.com), where I read his article titled
something like "the american sahara" under his
wildflowers, and weeds section, which tells of what
his views are on desertification in the american west,
and what can be done about it using cattle to
revegetate sparsely vegetated arid formerly productive
areas. I just thought I'd throw some hoofprints, and
cow dung into the fray of seedballs. Pretty neat stuff.
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