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1. This species of Elaeagnus is NOT invasive in my area. “Invasive” meaning in this case, seeds won’t germinate and grow through natural conditions. 2. There are no objective definitions of “invasive” and “native.” Modern ecology tells us that pretty much all ecosystems are recently evolved aggregates. All species invade other places and have their […]

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When I first got to the current garden I manage, I was an early “permie” (like a trekkie to Star Trek so is a permie to permaculture) and wanted to build a food forest — fast. I planted lots of things in a mad rush with the constant mantra in my mind that the best […]

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This is an amazing plant that fits right into a permaculture guild. It fixes nitrogen, and does all the awesome things I talk about in this video. Share on Facebook Tweet This Post

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I want to briefly share my enthusiasm for an amazing group of plants that are in the genus Elaeagnus. They are called Russian Olive, Autumn Olive, and Goumi, sometimes Silverberry, but I call them all Elaeagnus. (pronounced el ee AG nus.) They are all tough shrubs/small trees, some are evergreen, others deciduous, and they fix […]

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It did rain

I didn’t work today in the garden. I spent most of the day making phone calls and keeping up with all the spin of the noosphere. Went to work, played chess and stood in the cold soaking wet spring air, feeling winter holding tight, even though we’ve passed the Equinox. The light is returning, though, […]

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