[permaculture] Fwd: Need an expert with credentials

Bob Waldrop bob at bobwaldrop.net
Mon May 25 19:41:34 EDT 2015


Please do! Email me a letter (pdf!)  Include some verbage like below 
regarding your credentials.

rmw

On 5/25/2015 6:17 PM, Lawrence London wrote:
> On Mon, May 25, 2015 at 5:46 PM, Bob Waldrop <bob at bobwaldrop.net> wrote:
>
>> so. . . I need someone with some horticultural credentials to certify
>> that in their opinion, the following list of plants are NOT weeds.  As
>> previously noted. . . OKC
>> code enforcement is once again attacking the abundance of my yard.  See
>> the pictures at http://www.bobwaldrop.net/?p=1803.
>>
>> I have been cited for tall grass and weeds.  One of my defenses is that
>> none of my plants are weeds.  To show that this is more than my personal
>> opinion, I am looking for people with any kind of horticultural
>> credentials (degrees, jobs, etc) who would sign a statement along the
>> lines of --
>>
> Job: owned and ran a landscape design, contracting & maintenance company
> for 16 years;
> often 7 jobs going at once in 3 counties and occasionally 5 employees. I
> know a weed from
> a food/ornamental/medicinal/culinary/specimen plant. Since that time I own
> farmland in a rural area whereon
> I have food producing market gardens within an elaborate (water, nutrient
> and erosion management & ongoing soil quality improvement system
> [expensive]) permaculture system.
> I can speak with authority about the difference between weeds and
> "economic" botanicals as can most of the 849 subscribers to this sometimes
> exotic forum.
> Most of my landscaping work was in urban and suburban areas with occasional
> jobs in rural subdivisions and on rural properties.
> I'll take a picture of one of my yards with WEEDS approaching 4 feet in
> height, by design [want the grasses. clover and vetch to go to seed; the
> greater burdock will get scythed].
> Let me know how I can help, Bob.
>
> LL
>
>> These plants are not weeds.  They are plants that are ornamental,
>> useful, edible, or provide important ecosystem services for bees and
>> butterflies. Growing these plants in an urban area is an important
>> public service.
>>
>> Or words to that effect anyway.  My hearing is June 2nd.  I would like to
>> collect as many letters as possible on this, doesn't matter if
>> people are from Oklahoma City or not.
>>
>> The plants growing at my place are:
>>
>> Alfalfa
>> Apple Mint
>> Blackberries
>> Blueberries
>> Butterfly bush
>> Butterfly weed
>> Cannas
>> Clove currants
>> Comfrey
>> Crimson clover
>> Daylilies
>> Delphinium
>> Eupatoria
>> Hairy vetch
>> Hardy hibiscus
>> Hollyhocks
>> Jerusalem artichokes
>> Lambs ears
>> Liatris
>> Loofa vine
>> Maximilien sunflowers
>> Morning glories
>> Nanking cherries
>> Native sunflowers
>> Oregano
>> Pole beans
>> Prairie roses
>> Prickly pear
>> Scarlett runner bean
>> Spearmint
>> Walking Onions
>> White Dutch clover
>> Yarrow
>>
>> Anyone willing to help with this?
>>
>> Bob Waldrop
>> Oklahoma City
>>
>>
>>
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