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 Post subject: Heirloom plants
PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 3:37 pm 
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hi everyone,

i'm an artist starting a new
public art work entitled rising fields
dedicated to reviving the nearly extinct marshall strawberry
along with a handful of other most endangered food
plants.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/203 ... all-and-me

Wanted to share the project and ask if there is anyone else out
there dedicated to reviving rare rood plants? what are you growing?

thank you so much for your time.

sincerely,

leah


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 Post subject: Re: Heirloom plants
PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:55 am 
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That is awesome! I love this project.

I don't know much about endangered food but I would love to learn more and maybe grow some myself. You've made me want a marshall strawberry!

Good luck with getting the land!

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 Post subject: Re: Heirloom plants
PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 8:35 am 
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Hey Leah,

You are in luck! I am also from Btown, and work at Worm's Way. I've forwarded a link of this project to my superiors and hopefully they will consider making a donation to help you out. What a great project! Please let me know if I can do anything else to help.

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 Post subject: Re: Heirloom plants
PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 4:34 pm 
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wow, thanks to you both! would be fantastic
to partner with worm's way! let's make that happen!!

much appreciation, leah


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 Post subject: Re: Heirloom plants
PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:28 am 
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Neat project! I was eyeing some heirloom hulless barley seeds from the Himalayas, where you get 25 seeds to start the multiplication process going. With that many, I could grow it in a pot, and move it inside when its pollinating, just in case someone has barley out at that time. That's unlikely where I live, but whatever.

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 Post subject: Re: Heirloom plants
PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 3:10 pm 
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where did you get the barley seeds? just returned from the kneading conference i skowhegan maine. want to learn more about grains. http://kneadingconference.com/

it was awesome!


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 Post subject: Re: Heirloom plants
PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:47 am 
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Oh! It wasn't Himalayan, that one doesn't seem to be so constrained. This is the one I was thinking of.http://sustainableseedco.com/Baku-Hulless-Barley.html Its a spring planter though. I'm trying to see if there are any really hardy barleys that would survive my winter here...but I'd still need somewhere to

Mostly, I want to be able to still make beer is the shiitake hits the fan. Beer will be important, right?

Here is another sample: http://sustainableseedco.com/Gujar-Khan-Barley.html

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 Post subject: Re: Heirloom plants
PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:49 am 
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So I received an e-mail from my boss. Worm's Way can't fund you at this time; however, my manager made a point he was personally visiting your site and kicking in some green. I've also poked and prodded our distribution center about a donation, because that sector is quite profitable.


I'll keep spreading the word. One of the zaniest quotes I've ever heard is "If the dream is big enough, the facts don't count." That was coined by an Amway salesman, but hell--there's some truth to that. Keep the dream alive.

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