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The curse of Mono-Culture, and the need for BioDiversity.
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As we all know, the Mono-Culture is a common practice, and so to are the plagues, from each kingdom of creatures that we know of.There are many examples of different types of foods humans grew and…Continue

Tags: (fruit, trees), gardening, fractals, ecology

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jacob Carranza Sep 25, 2012.

 

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Jacob Carranza replied to Linda Enger's discussion healing wind damaged Palo Verde
"I tend to treat both trees of shade and fruits the same. try not to trim more then 30% @ a time. The damage is 50% so that top part will havr yo be weened down to that nice lower branch eventually. Def not good near a garden... dont coat the…"
May 5, 2014
Jacob Carranza replied to MaryMcP's discussion Chipper/Shredder For Sale
"I might be interested. Need some time to save up though."
May 5, 2014
Jacob Carranza replied to Linda Enger's discussion parsnip harvest
"Red... is iron... our native soil is mineral rich :) Just stay away from sandy soils which are usually from weathered... areas. where min were washed down stream. in most simple solo tests are soil is lacking in nitrogen but loaded with phosphorus…"
Mar 10, 2014
Jacob Carranza replied to Linda Enger's discussion parsnip harvest
"Most of my crops doin well. Gets some shade though. In pots. A little neglect. But my onions n potatoes r big."
Mar 10, 2014
Jacob Carranza replied to Linda Enger's discussion parsnip harvest
"Native clay added to pots ... just a cup has tons of phosphorus. Maybe some greensand would help. If ur pot drys too fast. . It might end up small. The native soil added on top w I uld fix that prob the hot winter didnt help either. Thats a…"
Mar 10, 2014
Jacob Carranza replied to Nora Stoelting's discussion Looking to visit permaculture projects
"Greetings. I know a few urban permaculture locations. Not an acre, just reg small homes. Keep in touch."
Mar 7, 2014
Jacob Carranza commented on eddie_roscoe's blog post The Forest Garden: The Seven Level Beneficial Guild
"7 jobs for 7 kingdoms: The 7 levels in plant forests is also recipricated in animal, fungi, virus guilds as well. BioDynamics gets further into this. these jobs, nature will always fill despite the actual species involved. When looking ar a…"
Mar 6, 2014
Jacob Carranza replied to Jeri Kramer's discussion Plum tree with black leaves
"Yea... I like to use key words when speaking with clients... they say I put it in a basin. or a well. I ask did you put a berm around it? with the root for raised above grade? or did you stick it in a crater a hole filled with garbage? brand new…"
Mar 6, 2014
Jacob Carranza replied to Jeri Kramer's discussion Plum tree with black leaves
"Nice... yea. Tree not turgid. Not holding up water between the cells. The overspray does not really count as a watering turn. Usually means it need another good 2 or 3 hours slow soak. Yet... if its sad to do rot decay... it may need a good dry 2…"
Mar 6, 2014
Jacob Carranza replied to Jeri Kramer's discussion Plum tree with black leaves
"60 to 90 % of fixed nitrogen is controlled by microbial life forms. fungi, mycorrizae, are the ones that create the amino acids. the building blocks of life. never throw away your tree waste... its always a blessing. a balance to be had ;) oh, dont…"
Mar 5, 2014
Jacob Carranza replied to Jeri Kramer's discussion Plum tree with black leaves
"it is very true that most roots that absorb nutrition and microorganisms lay within the first few inches of soil called topsoil. In Finer soils usually bacteria thrives best. Mycorrize will do better with chunky woody materials. Our native soil…"
Mar 5, 2014
Jacob Carranza replied to Jennifer Wadsworth's discussion Ripe Near Me online mapping of local produce
"Great site. Ill see if a few people wanna get in on this 4 the valley."
Mar 5, 2014
Jacob Carranza replied to Jennifer Wadsworth's discussion Ripe Near Me online mapping of local produce
"Great idea... a digital site is great. we have market on the move... local csa... many garden pools... aquaponic gardens. .. all with plenty to share.. we have small networks... but ive been looking for a digital connection. :) Thats why I wish…"
Mar 5, 2014
Jacob Carranza replied to SJPitts's discussion When will it be too late to plant citrus?
"Easy n yummy for both .. the master gardeners sometimes do samples and classes at the truman ranch on the west side :)"
Mar 5, 2014
Jacob Carranza replied to Jeri Kramer's discussion Plum tree with black leaves
"Compost and raised gardens make it an easy start for seedlings, but tree roots extend well beyond the canopy line. native peoples prize our land for its high mineral content or micro nutrients. much of which is missing in general compost. as the…"
Mar 5, 2014
Jacob Carranza replied to Lauren's discussion I'd like to start a campaign but I don't know who to contact...
"Its difficult to create a large scale educational project. Most desision makers will be hiding in some boxed office anyway... many of us already provide free classes. Give out handouts... talk to landscapers home owners.... etc etc. in work + the…"
Mar 5, 2014

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+ and - of flood irrigation

all plants here in the salty valley need a deeeeeep good drink of water.

first to flush out the salts. second, it helps establish a strong vigorous root system. mostly because the soil is no longer concrete after the flushes.

this is great when you have flood irrigation. it def saturates the ground. its an easy, no work, no attention needed job.

yet...

flood irrigation tends to compact the soil. and its very wasteful. its cheap for…

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At 2:53pm on October 22, 2012, Heather Green said…

Fractal Specialist... funny.

At 9:02am on October 16, 2011, Mischa O'Reilly said…

Welcome to the Valley Permaculture Alliance, a local 501C3 non-profit education organization that offers classes, training, activities, tours, events and demonstrations on various aspects of sustainable living around the Greater Phoenix Valley. You can read more about the VPA on the ‘About Us’ page, and explore the many groups and resources this Ning “social networking site” has to offer, as well as customize your own Profile Page and connect with new like-minded friends.


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We offer a variety of classes to our members on a donation basis (usually $10 to $25) that goes toward venue hard-costs, also to our experienced and knowledgeable instructors, as well as to support the non-profit in providing quality education for improving our health, our communities and environment. See what classes you may be interested in attending atwww.phoenixpermaculture.org/events - and feel free to contact us with any questions.

 

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