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James Samuel's blog
Food Forest Design course
I innocently pressed play on this video on Tuesday night and did not expect what followed. This 30 minute video is in Rob's words "his favourite talk" from the recent trip he did to the US, after breaking his vow not to travel by plane.
This is by far the most impactful, energising, inspiring video I've seen in some time. It's meaningful, thoughtful, humorous, delightful and real.
Here's the link to the thoughtful article which summarises the ideas.
- Create a learning network
- Support and resource core groups
- Bring forward investment for Transition enterprises
- Become better storytellers
- Build an evidence base
He explains these beautifully in his article.
Building community like a forest
We moved 18 Cu M of mulch around the 5 year old trees in the Surfdale community orchard yesterday.
This is a step in replacing the grasses (such as Kikiuyu) with ground cover plants of our choosing (some edible) - to be followed by other (mostly perennial) food plants in the families of root crops, herbs, shrubs and bushes and flowers for the pollinators and our pleasure.
This will result in a multi layered forest garden requiring minimal maintenance, and producing free food for the public who frequent it.