[permaculture] Managing Wild Grapes in Woodlands

Allan Balliett igg at igg.com
Sat Mar 23 05:58:38 EST 2002


The folks who hosted the UpS workshop were the Dreamtime Herbal 
School. I could not find any info on last year's event on their site, 
however. http://www.dreamtimeherbschool.com

A very good bunch of folks in Northern Virginia

-Allan

>
>
>BTW, is there a url for the folks that gave your workshop?
>
>one more BTW, in a good many areas, foresters also decry Spicebush
>(Lindera benzoin).  To me this is a fantastic plant both for habitat,
>mast, tea, and spice (the ripe berries dried, ground, & used for
>allspice) as well as a great addition to pans of water on our radiators
>during the winter.  enough of that...I've rambled too long...
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Allan Balliett <igg at igg.com>
>To: permaculture at lists.ibiblio.org
>Date: Fri, 22 Mar 2002 06:58:40 -0500
>Subject: [permaculture] Managing Wild Grapes in Woodlands
>
>>  Friends -
>>
>>  I took part in a Plant Savers workshop in Virginia last spring. It
>>  was  mentioned several times that a spring season obligation of the
>>  natural forester is to cut down wild grape vines.
>>
>>  Well it's spring, but now I'm hearing that wild grapes are a primary
>>  source of food for both birds and many mammals, including black
>>  bears.(I'm on the Blue Ridge)
>>
>>  I'd appreciate any insights on this or suggested reading.  In our
>>  area it is not uncommon to see several LARGE vines pulling at an oak
>>  in the woods. (Wild grapes are listed as a noxious weed in many
>>  states.)
>
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