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acorns permaculture

In this video, I rant about acorns while I gather them.

The 2007 Valley Oak (Quercus lobata) masting of acorns in my area has lots of people talking by now. Since I made this video I have encountered several members of the community that have noticed and become interested in this tremendous crop of acorns. The last masting was in 2004 which few people seem to remember. I think this year is bigger, but others claim that it’s the biggest they’ve ever seen. I’ve heard all manner of theories as to why this is such a big year, none of which seem to really explain it. But regardless it’s ridiculous how many acorns “litter” the trails, road, driveways, roofs, and understories of this area. Food is falling from the sky!