steep slopes; teosinte

bestworms at bestworms at
Mon Jun 4 10:52:25 EDT 2001

rick valley <bamboogrove at> wrote:
>Working on too steep a slope is one of the most 
common "pushing-the-limits" things I see people doing with earthworks. 
But most seem to get away with it.  The Lord looks out for 'em, I guess. 

...until the predictable dynamics eventually result in pressure
release/slumping/landslide or other divine intervention with avoidable
damages. Probably best to keep safe with good, long-term design to start, and
"push-the limits" somewhere with a gentler risk/return ratio.

Which tangentially reminds me of genetic manipulation practiced with poor
design. One practical conscientious response for personal enjoyment and
if/when "genetic engineers" really screw up: 

I have teosinte seed for those who'll grow it this year and then make seed
available to others. [see:]

Send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: 
POB 315
Ojai, CA 93024

Free, or include donation of your choosing to "Ecospirit Seeds" a community
nonprofit project. Seed requests must arrive by June 21.

all the best,

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