[NAFEX] Maine Blackberries

del stubbs pinewoodel at hotmail.com
Tue May 25 11:00:51 EDT 2004


John Bunker, sounds like a worthwhile movie
The blackberries I got from you to trial all got killed  to ground by mice - 
but one, so it will provide a good test - as we had minus 40F - and it is 
now showing signs of blooming.
My question for you , or anyone.....
The shoots coming up from the roots, are they true to the parent? I remember 
something called 'chimeras' in blackberries and had the impression 
root-grown offsping of some rubus are not true.
thanks, Del

Del Stubbs  http://www.pinewoodforge.com  ag zone2/3


>From: John Bunker <jbunker at gwi.net>
>Reply-To: North American Fruit Explorers <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
>To: North American Fruit Explorers <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
>Subject: [NAFEX] Broken Limbs video
>Date: Tue, 25 May 2004 08:39:13 -0400
>
>Has anyone seen this?  This message was forwarded to me.
>
>Regards,
>
>John Bunker
>Palermo Maine
>
>
>------ Forwarded Message
>From: Gretchen Gilbert <gcg4 at cornell.edu>
>Reply-To: CFAP-L at cornell.edu
>Date: Wed, 05 May 2004 11:20:28 -0400
>To: cfap-l at cornell.edu
>Subject: CFAP-L: Broken Limbs video
>
>FYI:
>
>Visit http://www.bullfrogfilms.com/catalog/broke.html for film details 
and
>reviews.
>
>- Gretchen
>
>Broken Limbs
>Apples, Agriculture, and the New American Farmer
>
>Looks at the plight of apple growers in the age of globalization, and 
points
>the way to sustainable US agriculture.
>
>57 minutes
>Color / Stereo
>Grade Level: 7 - 12, College, Adult
>US Release Date: 2004
>Copyright Date: 2004
>ISBN: 1-59458-029-4
>
>Produced by Jamie Howell and Guy Evans
>
>
>"Broken Limbs is a very accurate and moving description of what is 
happening
>to agriculture in America." - Fred Kirschenmann, Director, Center 
for
>Sustainable Agriculture, Iowa State University, organic farmer
>
>Wenatchee, Washington, the "Apple Capital of the World"; this 
pastoral
>valley in the heart of the Northwest prospered for nearly a century as 
home
>to the famed Washington apple. But the good times have vanished. Apple
>orchardists by the thousands are going out of business and thousands 
more
>await the dreaded letter from the bank, announcing the end of their
>livelihoods and a uniquely American way of life.
>
>After his own father receives just such a letter, filmmaker Guy Evans 
sets
>out on a journey to find out what went wrong here in this natural Garden 
of
>Eden. Over the course of filming, Evans witnesses small farmers 
struggling
>to compete against the Goliaths that populate today's global economy, 
only
>to be ultimately forced off their land. The future looks grim for the 
Apple
>Capital until Evans happens upon an entirely new breed of farmer,
>practitioners of a new model called "sustainable agriculture".
>
>Broken Limbs explores these hopeful stirrings within agriculture, 
outlining
>ways in which any individual can play a role in saving America's 
farmers.
>
>Awards:
>Hazel Wolf Environmental Film Festival
>
>
>
>Gretchen Gilbert
>Community, Food, and Agriculture Program
>Dept. Development Sociology
>216 Warren Hall
>Cornell University
>Ithaca, NY 14853
>
>Phone: 607/255-9832
>Fax: 607/254-2896
>Web Site: www.CFAP.org <http://www.cfap.org/>
>
>
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