|Adenostoma sparsifolium, is a tree that is native to California and is found only slightly beyond California borders.
The main purpose of this blog will be to provide practical application that the average gardener, landscaper, rural landowner and even land restoration manager will be able to use for successful results on whatever project they may be involved with. Understanding some of the mechanics are of just how the plant world works and interacts with their environment through mycorrhizal networked relationships with other unrelated plants in such a complex sophisticated system, how it functions, importance of water quality and response of these plants to such just such a healthy system as opposed to the convention science-based maintenance regimens are of huge importance as far as practical applications in a modern day world where Nature presently is being ruined by humankind. Ignorance, stupidity, arrogance, selfishness, greed are but a few of the reasons our planet's various natural componants are ceasing to function properly. No real need to give modern examples, as they appear in daily News Headlines on a regular basis.
|Replicating Nature - Range Free Chickens|
Throughout the blog I'll introduce a few subjects and videos which will help the reader get a feeling for what is presently happening to our Earth and the reasons why these things are happening. Many of these present modern day failures in nature had a forewarning decades ago by numerous conscientious researchers who've been either laughed at or never taken seriously by those who profit by the way the economic system presently operates. While one would think that "Science" is such an amazing and wonderful tool, which it could be and at times has been, the truth of the matter is that it has sctually been the very cause of the numerous failures we see in nature. Why?
It's because it is run by men and women who unfortunately have all the same imperfections that are common to all of humankind. In some cases these imperfections are even further magnified and enhanced as a result of the so-called higher conventional education they have received which still adheres to conventional philosophical Ideologies for farming, gardening, landscaping etc. There is also evidenced by the lack of cooperation between nations, politics elements within those nations, competing corporations who lack empathy for the consumer while at the same time looking out only for the bottomline interests demanded by it's investors. This is NOT however the case with all researchers, but unfortunately those who run the world we live in, those that is who are in charge do often operate and manage with these imperfect qualities and lack of morals which cause them to fail as true leaders who are supposed to serve for mankind's best interests. Humans have failed miserably when it comes to their historical record to proper custodialship of our planet earth and hopefully the main purpose of this site is to magnify just how nature was meant to operate and what we can learn from it and what personal application we can make from that point forward.
As Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms often says, "What if Nature and the Ecology had a Manhattan Project ?" Rather than science-based Chemicals which were great for making Bombs and brought us the failed "Green Revolution" which was said to stimulate plant growth for greening the world's deserts, we would have had a healthy planet using technologies based on the observations of just how the natural world actually works and replicating these observations into viable technologies for our economical systems.
For a further in depth discussion of the intricate underground workings of the plant world's networking relationships, see my other blog at:
The photo at the top of the page is of a high desert shrub called Redshank or Ribbonwood (Adenostoma sparsifolium). This shrub is rather dominant in the wild landscape where I use to live in Anza, California. I hope to do a piece on this shrub and highlight it's importance to the overall environment up there is the San Jacinto Mountains. There are clearly other key dominant plants which live in other ecosystems around the globe which play key roles in what happens to life in those ecosystems. Redshank or Ribbonwood is clearly one of those plants as a future article will bare out.
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