[NAFEX] fruit-growing, rebuilding a city
tanistanis at hotmail.com
Sat Sep 3 12:29:21 EDT 2005
I haven't read all the postings about hurricane Katrina, so please excuse if
this is a repeated idea. Also please excuse if it seems like a way too
minor issue, and too far in the future, to be pondering now. But this
morning I was thinking that the ENTIRE city will need to be rebuilt,
landscaping included. (How many species of trees & herbacious can survive 3
months' submersion?) Considering the increasing use of 'edible landscaping'
plantings, this sounds like a time for amateur & commercial fruiting-plant
producers to be calculating how much we can produce and have on-hand when
it's needed. And to get this news to those who can use it. This plan
applies also to the proposal (contentious, so far) of abandoning the new
lake and rebuilding on higher ground.
Questions I'm wondering about-- How much help could back-yard growers be, or
is this only a large-scale thing, because of logistics? What can a zone 4/5
back-yard grower do to help w/ zone 7/8 fruit plantings? If we can't
actually grow anything, should we be thinking of eventually offering money,
and if so, to what groups?
tc, relatively safe & dry & cool in s.WI
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