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"Permaculture Center for BioRegional Living | Andrew Faust Design Consultation." Northern Nut Growers Association Willow Crossing Farm | Prospect Rock Permaculture Willow Crossing Farm is an experimental and educational organic family farm, and the birthplace of the Prospect Rock Permaculture Project. We grow a diversity of nuts, fruit trees, vines, berries, vegetables, medicinal and culinary herbs and teas, sell nursery plants, produce eggs and honey, and host a variety of educational programs. We research, innovate, experiment, evaluate, demonstrate, and educate about new crops, techniques, and value-added products that have the potential to be both profitable and ‘ecologically regenerative’. Our mission embody permaculture design as an economically viable farm and homestead that increases ecological health while meeting human needs. The site itself is rich alluvial floodplain and floodplain terrace, including ponds, wetlands, upland forest, and over 3/4 miles of Lamoille River edge. We also host workshops on natural beekeeping; fruit and nut tree pruning, grafting, and propagation; natural building; and permaculture design. Sincerely, Keith F.

Viburnum prunifolium Stagberry, Black Haw, Hybrid blackhaw, Smooth Blackhaw, Blackhaw Viburnum PFAF Plant Database Plants For A Future can not take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of plants. Always seek advice from a professional before using a plant medicinally. Abortifacient; Anodyne; Antispasmodic; Astringent; Birthing aid; Nervine; Sedative. Stagberry was used by the North American Indians to treat dysentery and to arrest haemorrhage of the uterus[254, 257]. It is now considered to be a specific treatment for the relief of menstrual pain - the bark contains 'scopoletin', a coumarin that has a sedative affect on the uterus and salicin, a painkiller that is used in making aspirin[238, 254].

Mobile Design Lab Jostaberry | UW ext. Uncommon Fruit History and background Dormant jostaberry Jostaberry is a complex ribes hybrid of the European currant (Ribes nigrum) and gooseberry (Ribes sup). The attempt to capture the best qualities of both species in one plant dates back to 1883, but it wasn’t until 1977 that the first cultivar was made available to the public. The long delay between conception and success was due to a mule sterility problem (good plant growth, lots of flowers, but no fruit set) that was eventually overcome with a chemical treatment. Since the original introduction of jostaberry in 1977, hybrids have been manipulated to refine certain qualities, and other cultivars have been introduced both in Europe and the U.S. Jostaberry foliage The first jostaberries were second generation hybrids whose offspring differed, giving the plant a range of fruiting characteristics. Observations at Carandale Farm Jostaberry was included in the test plot in 2006. Discussion References

Public Banking Institute - Home Quinces Cornell University Quinces are small, irregularly shaped trees growing to about 15 feet tall that are often used as rootstock for dwarf pears. They bear white or pink showy flowers at the ends of leafy shoots in spring. The flowers are susceptible to winter injury at temperatures below about -15° F, but trees are hardy in Zones 5 to 9. As they mature, trees take on an unusual gnarled form. Harvest fruit -- a good source of pectin -- when they are golden yellow. Don't confuse these quinces with several other quince-like species grown for ornamental purposes. Most of these ornamentals produce fruits that are hard and nearly inedible, though they have a high pectin content and are occasionally mixed with other fruits in jellies and preserves. Growing quinces Quinces prefer a fertile site in full sun. Flowers need cross-pollination for good fruiting. Quinces were once grown extensively in New York, pest problems limit its use today.

permacultureglobal View Updates PRI Zaytuna Farm, NSW, Australia Project Type Rural, Demonstration, Educational, PRI Master Plan Project Summary PRI Zaytuna Farm functions as a model farm (in development) and permaculture training facility. Project Description The institute, situated on Geoff and Nadia Lawton's Zaytuna Farm, currently runs multiple courses and internship programs throughout the year. Currently, the facilities can accommodate from 15 to 35 people, at a stretch. The climate is sub-tropics with hot wet summers and cool dry mild winters with light frosts in the early mornings on the lower slopes and frost free on the upper slopes. The 27 hectare property has 800m frontage to the Terania Creek and across the creek sits the small village of The Channon. The main frame of earthworks on site consists on 3 high dams on the same contour level and connected by a 400m large swale, these provide gravity irrigation water throughout the site with an average head pressure of 20m in the mid slopes. Updates

Beach plum, sand cherry Cornell University Beach plums are stone fruits, related to other plums, cherries and peaches. Plants grow 4 to 10 feet tall and produce a profusion of white or pink flowers in mid-May, later than most other stone fruits. The half- to one-inch-diameter fruits ripen in late summer and are generally reddish to deep purple with a waxy bloom. They are quite acid with a crisp, tart, juicy flesh and cherry-like pit, and can be substituted for cherries or plums in recipes. Growing beach plums Grow beach plums as you would other stone fruit. 'Autum' has a spreading, low-growing habit and produces a large annual crop with good size and high-quality fruit. Pests Tent caterpillars and brown rot are occasionally troublesome, and birds especially enjoy these fruits. For more information, see Cornell Beach Plum Project website. Other lesser-known Prunus species include: Western sand cherries (Prunus besseyi)- Small, spreading shrubs up to 4 feet tall and hardy in Zones 3 to 6.

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