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Welcome to Tao Orion author of Beyond the War on invasive Species

 
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This week Tao Orion will be joining us to talk about invasive species, and how we have to think about them under a permaculture perspective.

There are four copies of her book, Beyond the War on invasive species up for grabs.

Tao will be stopping by on the forum over the next few days answering questions and joining in discussions.

From now through this Friday, any posts in this forum, ie the plants forum, could be selected to win.

For particulars about our promotions, and learn how to win, click here

The winner will be notified by email and must respond within 24 hours.

Posts in this thread won't count, but please feel free to say hi to Tao and make her feel welcome!
 
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Welcome Tao!

We're very excited to have you here.

I live on an island where the native plant enthusiasts are very vocal. We do have some unique ecological niches that I think are worth protecting, but the method of doing so, seems to aggressive to me. In some ways I can see their point, but I've always wondered if maybe there was another way. These invasives are here and established, perhaps we could find less aggressive ways to reduce their spread. Perhaps if we had human uses for these invasive species, they would be less invasive - humans brought them here for a purpose, maybe we can explore that.

I would say I'm torn on the issue, but I suspect it's a false dichotomy between native plants and invasive species. Even if we didn't want the change, these plants are already here, and fight as we might, more will come.

You book looks exciting and just the sort of thing we need (especially on our not so little island).

Thank you for coming.
 
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Welcome Tao!

I'm looking forward to hearing what you have to say on this topic. By way of background, I pretty much whole-heartedly support the ideas contained in ""Invasion Biology: Critique of a Pseudoscience" by David Theodoropoulos. It's been some time since that was written, so I'm looking forward hearing about current thinking in the field.
 
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Welcome, Tao! I'm looking forward to reading your book!
 
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Howdy Tao!

Glad to have you on the forums, and looking forward to hearing your thoughts on the costs/benefits of opportunistic species in our production systems.
 
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Welcome Tao! I've always been interested in native species and wildcrafting. I'm very interested in learning about high desert species if you have covered them in your book.
 
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Welcome Tao!

I work for a non-profit that employs teen youths during the summer months, much of the employment being youth corps where teens remove "noxious weeds" from many acres of land in the Boulder, CO area. Any suggestions about how we can think outside the box in this program and educate young people about alternative methods?

Thank you!
 
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So I ran the winner picker app in the forum software and we have 4 winners.
Yes!! from this promotion on we will be handing out four books for every promotion directly to posters

Bryant RedHawk

Jenny Barnes

Mick Fisch

and

C. Letellier

Congratulations Bryant, Jenny, Mick and C.!!!
 
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