Happy Cob Nut Bonanza!
- I've just discovered in the apple orchards out the back of the house huge
piles of discarded sprouting cobnuts waiting to be propergated.
This is in West Kent near Tunbridge Wells. Big a big sack and help yourself,
map ref landranger 188 634415. Easy to locate...on the hill, at the edge of
the apple orchard area, on the top of a rise that has been cleared of fruit
trees and planted with small native trees....a few big wooden apple boxes
around...Many are just spouting and will need collecting, packing into sacks
with damp soil or potting into contains very soon, or they'll just dry out
in the summer. I'm very much into just casually spreading the edible food
idea out into the community....and as there often seems to be squirrals
around in the garden, propergation in pots etc is difficult. (again, if my
tibetan cast wasn't seemingly under constant attack from various negative
forces, this problem would not exist!). I'm thinking of just allowing them
to sprout in sacks, and then taking a load out at a time on walks, carrying
a pointy stick, and prodding ahole in the ground, popping a nut inside, and
firming down the soil..all things being equal, they should grow well.
I'd Also like to take the opporuntity to network the location ov a very very
cosmic project...A hill country nuttery, now overgrown, located in the East
Powys hills. For those of you interested in cultivars of nuts for the 1000'+
contour line, here's 40 years work of selction/propergation etc, all lying
to waste. The nursey was a Mr David Every's, a 'old school' dreamer,
visionary, and practical worker, vegan, animal liberation activist and
general all round hero! It was very poiniant wandering round the overgrown
lands (6 acres of hazel and walnut - Every's speciality, and the old
derilict sandtone house, with scattered alternative literature, old copies
of greenline etc etc), Amazingly this place has been lunched out, one could
speculate on the immediate causes of this nialisatic neglect, being the
usual suspects, the 'negative energies' of western ego, proped up by
christainity and of course this sort of vision, especially being a community
wide trip, being immediately hostile to the 'status quo' of
exploiotation/ranching etc etc.
Instead of being enacted, this valuble nuttery has been abandoned, and was
sold privately to someone primarily interested in the redevelopment of the
derilict house there...whether they are interested in nut trees, I don't
know. Let us hope so...Then at least the trees will be saved. But it really
is a shame, Uk vegan/food forest movement, that this place isn't being
developed in the way evry would have dreamed of, as a community resourse,
the house made into a study cetre and the cultivars propergated and
distributed on a increasingly emergency basis! I mean it's all very well
writing idealistice visions of tree based culture being reinstated here in
the sid (united kingdom), but in order to make this tree based non vilent
reality real we have start enacting it! Then the rest follows!! We already
have a UK vegan horticulture centre at Plants for a future at blagdon, this
would have been a perfect complement, community forest hill country, edible
tree centre. Non competition is the thing, is the essense of higher states
of consciousness, I know that 'the bastards' make us work so f'ing hard that
deep meditational peace becomes literally (seemingly) unachivable, but
nevertheless. Everything in Heaven is in fact free, and these states of
reality are in fact achievable here and now...not just 'when you die'. Magic
is real, Every's place is magic, his was/possible is a way into this true
magic, deep avalon, ...go check it out at, Landranger 148 324703, next to
the appropriately named sheep farm, 'Folly Farm', nearby Tref Y Clawdd
(Knighton), Powys, Cymru (Wales).
Om shanti!, shanti shiva! shanti shakti!,
With PIXY power!
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