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Monte Hines
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Link: http://hines.blogspot.com/2012/06/extreme-drought-grows.html

'Extreme' drought grows


Permaculture Design Techniques Can Help Minimize Impact Where Implemented...


 
Gail Moore
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Monte, thank you for posting this.

This shows us how our endeavors can make a difference in these times of changing weather patterns.
 
wayne stephen
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If James Lovelock is correct , then everybody south of Norway and Nova Scotia better set up systems like Lawton set up in Jordan.
 
Gerry Power
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If you go the the drought website and look at the 12 month animations you can see how these drought areas evolve. Over time the Miss. river strip of the us is going to dry out.

This year is the hotest in the central, food growing regions, this is already breaking heat records set in the dust bowl era.
 
Monte Hines
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US Drought Monitor - Updated July 3, 2012


http://hines.blogspot.com/2012/07/us-drought-monitor-updated-july-3-2012.html

Crop Conditions Continue to Deteriorate...
Those that have implemented permaculture design techniques should be far better off than those who have not...
Monte Hines

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Monte Hines
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Downward spiral of drought conditions in Midwest... National Drought Summary -- July 17, 2012

See --> http://hines.blogspot.com/2012/07/national-drought-summary-july-17-2012.html



 
Monte Hines
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see --> http://hines.blogspot.com/2012/07/us-drought-monitor.html
Drought worsening!
 
Brenda Groth
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I believe it was one of the driest years in history for Michigan, we have had droughts but we had a very bad drought time this year, but we are getting rains now..thank God.

I did notice that the areas where I buried wood or where trees and perennials are thickly planted that things went so much better than other areas.

we had to take down a few trees that died from emerald ash borer and that really affected the areas that lost the shade, they dried up very fast !! Thank god it is working like a coppice and the roots are sending up new trees, already taller than my head in some places (just cut this spring)..so now we are into coppicing where the bugs kill the trees and using them for firewood..make lemonade from lemons.
 
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I am in one of the exceptional pockets--and it is exceptionally bad. They have given any tree 10 years old or less a 50% chance of survival, even if watered. Not only is the the lack of water, it is the HEAT that has built up in the ground (no rains to cool the ground temperature back down). Even hugels dry out eventually...
 
Tyler Ludens
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R Scott wrote:Even hugels dry out eventually...


Heresy!

 
R Scott
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Tyler Ludens wrote:
R Scott wrote:Even hugels dry out eventually...


Heresy!



Not the word I would use from the inside...
 
charlotte anthony
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so the permaculture technics involving structures to hold water on the land are important for drought abatement.

what we are doing at terra lingua farm goes to reversing desertification, mitigating climate change.  we are doing a demonstration farm that makes industrial farming obsolete.  this demonstration farm is where we get 8 - 14 inches of rain a year and we are not irrigating, except in the nursery.

the main staple in this system is 12% carbon in the soil which is accomplished with no brought in organic matter, just with microbial innoculations.  we are just beginning this year.


the is the easiest way to describe what we are doing here at terra lingua farm.  https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/funding-for-terra-lingua-farms/x/6482952#/

 
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