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Revolutionary theory about stopping desertification

Discussion in 'Resource Conservation - Water, Air, Earth, Etc.' started by Joel_BC, Apr 1, 2013.

  1. Apr 4, 2013
    Denim Deb

    Denim Deb More Precious than Rubies

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    I got tired of listing them! There are several others I could have listed. :lol: Things like Japanese honeysuckle, Russian olive, autumn olive....:cool:
     
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    moolie

    moolie Almost Self-Reliant

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    And dandelions :)
     
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    ORChick

    ORChick Almost Self-Reliant

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    But dandelions are useful plants! Food and medicine. What did the Indians/First Nations call it? White Man's footprint? Or was that plantain?
     
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    moolie

    moolie Almost Self-Reliant

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    Oh, I know they are useful (and tasty) but they aren't native.

    No idea on the "footprint" thing, never heard that quote?
     
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    ORChick

    ORChick Almost Self-Reliant

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    Research shows it to have been plantain: http://www.kingdomplantae.net/commonPlantain.php

    Oh, I know that dandelion is not native, but it certainly is useful (to those who know), and certainly wasn't brought to this continent by accident.
     
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    Wannabefree

    Wannabefree Little Miss Sunshine

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    Some white man stomps all over my yard every year then :/ Plantain is useful too, but good grief...that mess is EVERYWHERE! It's only so useful, I could never use all we have that comes up in this soil here!!!
     
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    ~gd

    ~gd Lovin' The Homestead

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    The Sustainable Movement is basically a short term fad when you are talking about humans and their effect on the earth. I see no evidence of it having any real effect YET. Some body is going to have to fhin the herd of humans because there are limits of what can be substained.~gd
     
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    hqueen13

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    Wrestling with invasives is no fun... darn stink bugs are SO annoying!!
    We also have white mulberry tress, which are from Asia as well, and HIGHLY aggressive through their root network, which is why I don't have a garden...
     
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    moolie

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    I don't know anything about any "movement", I just know that any land I've ever lived on has responded better to light use and organic treatment than my neighbors' land has responded to hard treatment and over application of chemicals. I'm a child of hippies and old-school thrifty grandparents, I believe we need to treat the earth with respect. And it's been a long time coming.
     
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    robinhoodie

    robinhoodie Enjoys Recycling

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    I hear they've also had some success with permaculture against desertification.
     

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