[permaculture] reed beds

Lawrence F. London, Jr. lflj at intrex.net
Fri Feb 8 12:05:11 EST 2008

Harmon Seaver wrote:

>    Phragmites is traditionally used in various parts of the world as
> thatched roofs, and walls, and even reed boats, because the stems are
> hollow and they float well. It would probably be great used instead of
> straw in a clay-straw wall.

Is this what the Marsh Arabs in Iraq groow and use? They build their houses and boats out of some reed.
They live in the largest marine estuary in the world. No comment about what the American puppet Hussein
did to their waterways. Something about filling them in using heavy equipment. Hope the spooks enjoy this fodder.

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