[NAFEX] Grafting in the Bible

hector black hblack1925 at fastmail.fm
Tue Sep 5 09:44:43 EDT 2006


Exxcellent idea, Tom. Thanks.     Hector Black

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From: "Thomas Olenio" <tolenio at sentex.net>
To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Monday, September 04, 2006 10:20 AM
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Grafting in the Bible


>
> Hello,
>
> 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
> materials.
>
> We often hear of engineers designing simple, reliable water pumps for
> Africa.  They often turn to older designs of the Amish and Mennonites for
> inspiration.
>
> 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
> recipe.
>
> This is not a bad goal for NAFEX.
>
> Later,
> Tom
>
>
> On Mon, 04 Sep 2006 11:05:08 -0400, Doc Lisenby <longdistshtr at shtc.net>
> wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> "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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