[NAFEX] Grafting in the Bible

Thomas Olenio tolenio at sentex.net
Mon Sep 4 11:20:58 EDT 2006


You will have to hank Cato (Marcus Porcius Cato) who lived 234 BC for  
writing down those grafting instructions.

Though I suppose we could modify them a bit with modern knowledge and  

We often hear of engineers designing simple, reliable water pumps for  
Africa.  They often turn to older designs of the Amish and Mennonites for  

Why an't we (NAFEX) devise a set of instructions using simple materials,  
to produce reliable results, for under-developed areas of the world?  We  
have the experience and and know-how.

Keep modern materials like parafilm, and grafting rubbers out of the  

This is not a bad goal for NAFEX.


On Mon, 04 Sep 2006 11:05:08 -0400, Doc Lisenby <longdistshtr at shtc.net>  

> "Mark Lanmon here.  Whoever copied this ancient accout of grafting below  
> is
> being a help to me.  I am helping a remote people group near Tibet to
> learn grafting.  They will not have grafting tape (or any tape) available
> to them so this home made mixture and technique is more likely something
> they can use.  If anyone else has some advise on non-store-bought
> supplies, I would be very interested.  Thanks, Mark."
> Mark,  having been in Tibet, I would be surprised if, using the recipe
> provided by Lon, you could not use Yak butter to replace tallow.  I know
> that they use it as a wax to impregnate wooden floors.  I have seen
> containers of it in Buddhist Temples where it is used as lighting fuel  
> which
> appeared to contain hundreds of pounds.  You are probably reviving a
> practice (grafting) in Tibet which has been lost over the centuries.  I  
> know
> that there is evidence that the Chinese practiced grafting previous to  
> our
> recognized "civilization" having the capability of recording such things  
> in
> books. Horticultural practices were recorded on slabs of bamboo by the
> ancient Chinese but it will probably be another generation before we will
> learn much about them. A small group of interested people are slowly
> translating them into modern Chinese but, as far as I know, there are no
> plans to publish their findings in any other language. There was a rumor
> going around that the Chinese Government was funding a move to  
> re-discover
> the history of their people's past in many areas.
> Doc Lisenby
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