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      This kind of thinking should be present in environmental groups. You
need to be planting things that make food for humans, food for animals, make
timber, have beautiful blossoms. and make energy.

                                    Kermit Schlansker
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From: Muriel Schmidt <muriels@nwark.com>
To: RunningOnEmpty@yahoogroups.com <RunningOnEmpty@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Friday, February 09, 2001 8:49 AM
Subject: Re: [RunningOnEmpty] edible landscaping


>A stupid  fact  to be  embroidered  on someone's  pillow  is  that
>the  largest drop of  the  USA  is  "lawn grass"
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>a  not-so-stupid  fact  to be  written on the calendars  is  "to
>plant  native  edibles"  and  in  the area  from  Florida to Connecticut
>west  to  Iowa,  and south
>to  include  Texas  is  the  Diospyros  virginaina.  There
>are  also  the  kaki,D. lotus. This is the time to get the seeds  ( only
>one or two in  the improved  named varieties)  planted into  3#  coffee
>cans,  and  when  of  good size to transplant,  put then into hedge rows
>where the  cows  cannot get them  ( the seeds are  anathema to the
>ruminant,  killing  bossie)... But,  there is time to
>bring  this  tremendous  crop into  fruiting by the
>time  the  transpostation to the  grocery store is  limiting.   This  crop
>is  huge...like  40 bushels  per tree.  and  you cannot beat  THAT  in
>energy  from the calories, and the vitamin  A and  C.
>I  personally have over  100  trees  for planting  this  years.
>This is a  fruit that can  even  "brandy" itself  without  a canning
>process,  so  full of natural  sugars.
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>A superb  barter  item as  these can be  baked  into  energy bars for long
>term  storage.
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>Can be used in any baking  recipe  calling for  pumpkin,  apple
>sauce,   sweet potato,   use  imagination.
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>****  For those of you without a Peterson Guide, the Diospyros virginiana
is the persimmon tree.    Lise ****
>
>Muriel  Schmidt
>Northwest  Arkansas
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>At 08:39 PM 2/8/01 -0500, you wrote:
>>Folks- I ran across this interesting "edible landscaping" database. I've
>>done quite a bit of this type of thing, with apple trees in the front
yard,
>>herbs lining the parking areas, and brambles in the back yard forming a
>>hedge. It can be a very practical way to increase your supply of fresh,
>>safe food, without increasing the area you have to weed and tend- assuming
>>that you convert flower beds to food.
>>Linda Graves
>>http://www.efn.org/~bsharvy/edible.html
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