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    Excellent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Ohh, thank you. Its my dream to have/live in a forest garden. It my vision for the future. Im someway there. Have the land, have learned to propagate. I plant lots of trees, have walnuts, hazelnuts, olives, fruit trees, gardens. These videos will be a great resource for me. Thank you again.

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    Ohh, thank you. Its my dream to have/live in a forest garden. It my vision for the future. Im someway there. Have the land, have learned to propagate. I plant lots of trees, have walnuts, hazelnuts, olives, fruit trees, gardens. These videos will be a great resource for me. Thank you again.
    sounds awesome , please post some photos someplace, I would love to see it. I will be posting a lot of techniques and such I am developing a program over here for the Great Basin (Nevada). Which I am planning on calling it Permaculture "between a rock and a hard place". I began this a research project and now I am starting a business called Nomad Gardens. I will be uploading some video and some photos for you all as soon as I can get my hands out of the soil.

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    We are usually very dry here, but not this year. I will post some photos, Ill get my daughter to take them, cant find my camera!! Ive sort of got all the elements here to work with. Its a matter of putting them all together. There is a group of us here sort of working on the same sort of self-sufficiency, but we've got a bit to learn. I just love forests, the smell of them, the atmosphere. I have a tree hut nearly complete overlooking ponds. Its great. Build between the trunks of four trees (its actually one tree cut off and growning again) Thought I might retire there!!!

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    Thank you so much for taking the time to put together this wonderful information for us here! My family intends in the future to do this on a larger scale than we currently can do. This resource will prove invaluable. We do a lot on a small scale and are beginning to apply some of these methods as a natural progression of working and planning in a limited space, it's great to have more info - wonderful stuff!
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    I agree

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    You are all very welcome I am very Pleased to be able to deliver it, and I really am Thankful to be on this earth where you can do these wondrous things.

    Here is another set,
    Aqua
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    practical points of interest
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pleIXeR5hVc



    Erosion and over-tilling
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xN613J9d22Y

    more coming soon...
    Why not now?

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    After learning about the progression of land always heading toward forestation courtesy of Dr Elaine Ingham, I am observing much of the land in my area really becoming fungal and growing bushes and trees at a great rate. Without the interferance of man the earth would quickly cover itself in trees again. I find when I plant trees in fungal soil areas (areas that are already growing trees) they grow well in spite of adverse conditions such as extreme dryness.

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    this is also very relevant - Bokashi post - http://projectavalon.net/forum4/show...posting-Method
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    Thank you sooooooo much for this wonderful series, nomadguy.
    I watched it last night (the first series) and am filled with enthusiasm and inspiration.
    Thanks for "planting seeds of thought" .
    Have subscribed to the channel and will be watching more of the vidoes.


    Martin Crawford, in the UK, also talks about agroforestry/forest gardens.





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    Quote Posted by nomadguy (here)
    Lets get busy folks!
    THANK YOU nomadguy. The topic of this thread is one of my personal passions - definitely worthy of its own thread. You beat me to it.

    May I suggest that you (or a moderator) convert your links to embedded videos?

    I have been watching most of these videos over the past few years. I have been talking about this and related topics in various places, including some other Avalon threads. I kicked off the discussion with the following two posts about two months ago and followed up with several more posts in the same thread (as well as some related posts in other threads, which I have not listed here).

    BIOCHAR http://projectavalon.net/forum4/show...l=1#post187057
    PERMACULTURE http://projectavalon.net/forum4/show...l=1#post187963


    The permaculture post contains two of the most outstanding videos I have ever seen on the subject of food foresting. PLEASE, anyone interested in this thread, read both of the posts above and watch BOTH videos. In fact, I recommend that EVERYONE watches them, even if you are not (yet) interested.

    ...and just last night, in one of my posts in that thread, I stated:

    Quote Posted by Cjay (here)
    I highly recommend all of the videos on YouTube by or about each of the following people:

    Bill Mollison (co-originator of the Permaculture concept)
    David Holmgren (co-originator of the Permaculture concept)
    Geoff Lawton (Greening The Desert and many other videos)
    Peter Andrews
    Willie Smits

    ...just to name a few.
    This is synchronicity. I am glad more and more people are learning about and DOING these very important things.
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    After learning about the progression of land always heading toward forestation courtesy of Dr Elaine Ingham, I am observing much of the land in my area really becoming fungal and growing bushes and trees at a great rate. Without the interferance of man the earth would quickly cover itself in trees again. I find when I plant trees in fungal soil areas (areas that are already growing trees) they grow well in spite of adverse conditions such as extreme dryness.
    Human greed and ignorance is responsible for desertification in many parts of the world, including Northern Africa and the Middle East, India, the countries whose names end with "stan", China, Mongolia, South America, USA, Australia and many other places. We could walk away and wait decades or even millenia for nature to repair the mess that humans made... or... we CAN reverse this, in a few short years, with PERMACULTURE.

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    "I watched it last night (the first series) and am filled with enthusiasm and inspiration"

    it did have the same effect on me! very much so, LEGUMES!

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    Quote Posted by Carmen (here)
    After learning about the progression of land always heading toward forestation courtesy of Dr Elaine Ingham, I am observing much of the land in my area really becoming fungal and growing bushes and trees at a great rate. Without the interferance of man the earth would quickly cover itself in trees again. I find when I plant trees in fungal soil areas (areas that are already growing trees) they grow well in spite of adverse conditions such as extreme dryness.
    Human greed and ignorance is responsible for desertification in many parts of the world, including Northern Africa and the Middle East, India, the countries whose names end with "stan", China, Mongolia, South America, USA, Australia and many other places. We could walk away and wait decades or even millenia for nature to repair the mess that humans made... or... we CAN reverse this, in a few short years, with PERMACULTURE.
    I think it is true, and we have so many unemployed it seems like a big DUH!, or rather a monumental AH-HA moment for us all to notice.

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    Quote Posted by Cjay (here)
    Quote Posted by nomadguy (here)
    Lets get busy folks!
    THANK YOU nomadguy. The topic of this thread is one of my personal passions - definitely worthy of its own thread. You beat me to it.

    May I suggest that you (or a moderator) convert your links to embedded videos?

    I have been watching most of these videos over the past few years. I have been talking about this and related topics in various places, including some other Avalon threads. I kicked off the discussion with the following two posts about two months ago and followed up with several more posts in the same thread (as well as some related posts in other threads, which I have not listed here).

    BIOCHAR http://projectavalon.net/forum4/show...l=1#post187057
    PERMACULTURE http://projectavalon.net/forum4/show...l=1#post187963


    The permaculture post contains two of the most outstanding videos I have ever seen on the subject of food foresting. PLEASE, anyone interested in this thread, read both of the posts above and watch BOTH videos. In fact, I recommend that EVERYONE watches them, even if you are not (yet) interested.

    ...and just last night, in one of my posts in that thread, I stated:

    Quote Posted by Cjay (here)
    I highly recommend all of the videos on YouTube by or about each of the following people:

    Bill Mollison (co-originator of the Permaculture concept)
    David Holmgren (co-originator of the Permaculture concept)
    Geoff Lawton (Greening The Desert and many other videos)
    Peter Andrews
    Willie Smits

    ...just to name a few.
    This is synchronicity. I am glad more and more people are learning about and DOING these very important things.

    Yes please MODS do your thing, help us spread this
    Why not now?

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    Visual food for thought ~













    For more photos click here - http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?s...905.1534956715
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    Pull weeds,

    then that is part of this process >

    Add your grey water to the man made dry creek or rivet, or "swail"

    (it is very important to know your areas soil PH)
    Desert soil NEEDS shade, any will help (rotten hay is often given away)
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    Worms like to work for you, so give them food "where you want them!"

    red wigglers above soil, browns underneath in the rocks.

    Fruit trees do better with lots of added mulch from the invasive plants in your area

    Nature will cook the seeds for you, Black containers, water and sunshine (for excess weed seedy mulch)

    ADD the then produced Aerobic compost juice for plants, anaerobic to dry sparse depleted soil areas

    Add beneficial seeds under mulch

    Tap root trees n shrubs deepen water retention in all soils


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    Amazingly good and highly useful information everyone. Very much appreciated. Just about anyone could do this if they have a little land.

    It reminds me of a book I read years ago called, The One Straw Revolution by a Japanese author and farmer. Donʻt recall the name but he was a sort of pioneer in Japan for more sustainable farming methods. Many similarities.

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    That book is by Masanobu Fukuoka, latte, a truly great man who died last year (I think) Thankfully perhaps, it would have been so hard for him experiencing what is happening in his beloved home now.

    I will add the reference when I find it, but there is a wonderful site that documents the mistake of mankind in taking animals off land that is designed for grazers. This denuding land of animals also leads to desertification. Savannah land and the great plains of America are meant for animals to graze. In short, the grass grows, the herds move in, eat, poo, trample, then move on. The land is fertilized, the seed trampled into the fertilized ground, the rains come and the cycle starts again. When this is not allowed to happen by mankind shutting up large areas from animal, actually caused desertification. The guy (I will find the website and post it later) browbeated the so called experts and they ended up giving him an area of gold tailing, (mounds) where absolutely nothing had grown for years, where he could prove his theory to them. He fenced the area. Put cattle on and fed them hay. I'm not sure how long it took (dont think a very long time) those mounds of tailings were growing grass. It was amazing to see the pictures. Sorry to tantalize with no reference but promise I will find the site because the pics are very telling. Someone else may also know of this anyway.

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    The One Straw Revolution _ YES YES YES, that is the thinking here, only with what you have WHERE you are. SO if you do not have land or are in a tight space. Think of "vertical farming" and aquaculture... More soon.
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