In the Bill Mollisons Permaculture DVD course sold on tagari.com, Bill talked about his dream of creating a rich desert garden using plants from the world’s deserts. I want to build this garden to commemorate Bill, but I need help locating the source of the seeds, or the name of the desert berry plant. In […]

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Source: “Mesquite Wrangler” on High Country News (named Mark Moody, a 51-year-old professional farmer who grows local Sonoran plants, including legumes. The favorite mesquite recipe mixes mesquite flour with butter; Caramelized; velvet mesquite trees applied on toasted corn cobs Facts: • Latin name: Prosopis velutina • Legumes have nutritious pods that fix nitrogen in the […]

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The Home and Garden episode briefly introduced the prospects of using landscapes to help heat and cool homes. The landscape can be used in different ways according to the season and location to have a cooling or heating effect on the temperature in the house. Or you can build man-made structures for combined use. . […]

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This idea comes from the book “Sown in the Desert” which I am still working on. I spontaneously put a new garden bed in the backyard; a sunken bed where you can grow corn and cowpea and some other Az summer vegetables in the shade. Blog: Facebook: Email: LittleFarmBigDreams@gmail.com Pinterest: Twitter:. source

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Question: What is the role of deserts in the global climate mosaic. -The desert climate cannot be changed, but it can be forested-to restore the desert ecology. -Greening the desert will not change the climate, but make better use of the things there. . source

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Residents of Chaparral, New Mexico have “returned to school” and converted their desert landscape into green and high-yield fields. With the assistance of New Mexico State University, the community has begun planting extensive gardens. . source

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