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just planting seeds...

Started this discussion. Last reply by David MacLeod Apr 14, 2013. 5 Replies

"How is the world, of logic, which eschews circular argument, related to a world in which circular trains of causation are the rule rather than the exception?"  G.Bateson Mind & Nature pp18Continue

Less is more

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On the way out of Celt's seed saving class last week I saw where someone had left a few tomatoes plants that had seen better days with a sign saying free. Unable to resist my need to help everything…Continue


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J. C. Walker,Jr. commented on J. C. Walker,Jr.'s group Whatcom Mycological Response Team
"pulled out the real gear...its been awhile, but nothing blew up...thankful for the little things..."
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J. C. Walker,Jr. commented on J. C. Walker,Jr.'s group Whatcom Mycological Response Team
"more lowballing with my kitchen pressure cooker preparing agar for shitake tissue and spore inoculations, just being a little lazy or feeling lucky, I dunno...I'll let the results decide..."
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J. C. Walker,Jr. commented on J. C. Walker,Jr.'s group Whatcom Mycological Response Team
"Originally the Blue Oyster strain was one of seven I received from a Fungi Perfecti course on cultivation. It has very healthy growth characteristics and is delicious to boot. At one point with bags of inoculated straw in the shop and jars of…"
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"It will probably be a better option to make up some grain spawn, so if cultivation is on your radar, let me know. "
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"If anyone would like a bit of Blue Oyster mycelium, let me know. "
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"Great time to hunt mushrooms..."
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"M. procera, Parasol Mushroom Quite the tasty grass decomposer..."
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Open Source Everything

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The man who trained more than 66 countries in open source methods calls for re-invention of intelligence to re-engineer Earth

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The Global Butterfly Effect

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"We are Life, in human form. Ancestors of the stars and galaxies, children of the oceans and forests. We are creative expressions of Nature, as much a part of this planet as the rivers, trees, mountains and butterflies."

~ The Global Butterfly Effect ~

For thousands of years people in Western cultures have been wrestling with the illusions we've spun from our dualistic mindsets and beliefs. It's…

City Limits

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If truth be told, the legacy of myopic insight and action is the residue beholden to the individual and the collective. Unrecognized, any evolutionary aspects become hamstrung into conforming to recognizable patterns, albeit unconscious, this tendency darkens the way.

Many folks are familiar with the development of electricity in America and the squaring off between Thomas Edison and Nicholas Tesla. As Edison purported D.C. current and Tesla backed the A.C. ,…



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Letters from Gregory Bateson to Philip Wylie and Warren McCulloch

The following article was originally published in the CoEvolutionary Quarterly, Winter 1982, pp. 62-67. With very many thanks to Stewart Brand for his permission to reproduce it in this web page.

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At 3:20pm on June 18, 2012, Heather K said…

Hi JC!  See 'Healing Toxic Soils” - ie aminopyralid contamination discussion on Earth Gardens group -

Most of compliled info from myself, Walter, you, & others is on this EarthGarden group discussion....But not the most recent stuff you have posted in your Aminopyralid group that you may end.   Take a look at EarthGarden discussion, and compare to your Aminopyralid group, to see where I have some info gaps....Or maybe consider writing a blog and preserving your group info there.

Two other discussion links you might review to see if we have some gaps in info & resources are at:

Compost & animal poo' -

Nourishment...& Fertilizers”-

I hope you'll consider attending the October permaculture convergence in park near Port Townsend! Its a great time to come together as a human tribe for camping & sharing info & resoureces.  Thanks for all you do!

At 10:31am on August 22, 2011, Behrouz said…
Thanks J.C. for your welcome - my first.  I have a lot to learn about mushrooms but am aware of some of their amazing qualities.  I have a general science background with no particular specialty interests.  That means I am interested in everything as they form elements of the web of life.  But as I look at the forest I stop by and size up the trees in their individual characteristics and varieties mindful of the ecological interconnections.  That applies to mushrooms and people too.  Hope to get to know you better in the future.
At 12:49pm on March 15, 2011, Karin Grimlund said…
Thanks for being forthright and welcoming me to the Transition Whatcom community!
At 9:55am on March 3, 2011, Heather K said…
Hi JC!  I attended two of the Ag Extension talks on Herbicidal Contamination of Dairy 'Compost'. I haven't written up yet what I learned. If you want to connect on the phone sometime, Friday would be good. I'd like to hear what you learned.
At 1:09pm on February 9, 2011, Angela MacLeod said…
JC, could you give me a call. I have a question about the 'shroom thing you gave me after seed packing at Celt's last Sunday. Thanks, Angela 733-3541
At 12:51pm on January 29, 2011, Chris Wolf said…
WEdnesday sounds great for me, JC.  I will check with Heather and Janaki.  Thank yoU!  --Chris
At 1:01am on January 27, 2011, Chris Wolf said…
Hi J.C.,
I talked with Heather and she is not able to come visit your place this Saturday like we had talked about on the phone. Are you free to have visitors next Wed, Thurs, or Fri instead (Feb 2, 3, or 4)? We were thinking we would include a few people (Janaki and one other) who wanted to come to your place before but didn't make it.... only if that is OK with you.
Thank you! --Chris Wolf
At 4:50pm on January 26, 2011, Heather K said…

JC! Awsome youtube post on 'Gardens of Destiny'! I've added to the resource pages within both the Seed-Savers group and Earth Gardens group!

My breathing deepens when I watch this!

At 3:48pm on January 25, 2011, Heather K said…

Hi JC ! Good to see you again down in the lower valley at Inspiration this Sat! 

 I'm still sorting seeds for the Sunday Seed-Swap.  After that I'd enjoy carpooling with a few folks up to your fungi forest sanctuary & lab to help out!   Lets get in touch after the swap!

At 3:44pm on January 25, 2011, Janaki Kilgore said…


J.C. Hope to see you in the forest around Deming sometime. I am here most Tuesdays from 1:00 to 3:30. I am excited to learn more about the world of fungi and how to integrate them into my garden and shady yard and see what projects you have going. I would enjoy helping out any way I can.



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