new videos
hot off the press!  
    more about rocket
mass heaters here.

more videos from
the PDC here.
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic

Lungs of Fruit - Ecology  RSS feed

 
austin wilkins
Posts: 19
Location: Grass Valley, California (zone 9b)
1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Dear Sir/Madam,

My name is Austin Wilkins and I am the project director of Pluvia Semini. Pluvia Semini, a project nicknamed 'Lungs of Fruit' involves widespread seeding of native trees across public and private lands. Pluvia Semini ('seed rain') is short for seminalem pluviam which is latin for 'seeded rain'. This is exactly what we're after. Pluvia Semini aims to improve California's environment to the degree of permanently increasing annual rainfall.

We are based in the Sierra Nevada Foothills of Northern California. Pluvia Semini employs hundreds of plant species throughout thousands of acres. During the fall we broadcast our seed directly to the land. Preserving the plants pristine tap-root, to be far more tolerant of drought and other stressors. Our chosen native tree species for each climate require zero irrigation, and no maintenance in general after seeding.

MY POINT
I am 22 years old and I was born and raised in Northern California. I need the help of our permies network to spread the idea of this project far and wide. I think it is very critical to inspire my generation towards the necessity, of: cleaning our air and water. While providing self-sustainable food production and localized economy. The manner of my presentation and specific details of my project are geared towards displaying highly applicable ecological practices. Almost like a "hammer and nail" kit to integrate into the common sense of everyones day (tree seeding + watershed management).

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/drylandwfs/lungs-of-fruit-ecology?ref=discovery

Thank you for your time, kind regards,
Austin Wilkins, Project Director
 
Casie Becker
gardener
Posts: 1474
Location: Just northwest of Austin, TX
116
forest garden urban
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
As your kickstarter doesn't connect to a list of the plants your group works with, I took the liberty of poking around a little more. https://pluviasemini.wordpress.com/about/ I found the lists of plants based on climate here. I think many of the people here are working in similar situations where they wish to bring plant life back into arid regions. Your project looks like a good option for a wide variety of pioneer seeds at an affordable price.
 
Burra Maluca
Mother Tree
Posts: 9893
Location: Portugal
891
bee bike books duck forest garden greening the desert solar trees wofati
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I merged your stuff with the following thread. I hope that is okay by you.
 
austin wilkins
Posts: 19
Location: Grass Valley, California (zone 9b)
1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION FOR THE SIERRA NEVADA MOUNTAINS

My name is Austin Wilkins and I am the project director of Pluvia Semini - a project nicknamed 'Lungs of Fruit', which involves widespread seeding of native trees across public and private lands. Pluvia Semini ('seed rain') is short for seminalem pluviam which is latin for 'seeded rain'. This is exactly what we're after. Pluvia Semini aims to improve California's environment to the degree of permanently increasing annual rainfall.

We are based in the Sierra Nevada Foothills of Northern California. Pluvia Semini employs hundreds of plant species throughout thousands of acres of nevada county. During the fall we broadcast our seed directly to the land. Preserving the plants pristine tap-root, to be far more tolerant of drought and other stressors. Our chosen native tree species for each climate require zero irrigation, and no maintenance in general after seeding.

This link is to a kickstarter page displaying the full project potential and long-term scope. As well as a simple 4 minute video to color in some details of the project.:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/drylandwfs/lungs-of-fruit-ecology?ref=user_menu
image.jpeg
[Thumbnail for image.jpeg]
image.jpeg
[Thumbnail for image.jpeg]
image.jpeg
[Thumbnail for image.jpeg]
 
austin wilkins
Posts: 19
Location: Grass Valley, California (zone 9b)
1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Yes thank you for that. I cant seem to find out how to delete the former post. Do you have that power?
 
Burra Maluca
Mother Tree
Posts: 9893
Location: Portugal
891
bee bike books duck forest garden greening the desert solar trees wofati
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Well the first post already has a reply by a member, so it would be pretty rude to disrespect that by just deleting. 
 
Barbara Clowers
Posts: 14
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Are you looking for kickstarter support or do you want to plant seeds?  Not clear where you are: Sierra Nevada covers a lot of area.
 
austin wilkins
Posts: 19
Location: Grass Valley, California (zone 9b)
1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
We are based in northern california, so the northern foothills of the sierra nevada mountain range. Majority of our seeding is done specifically, within nevada county (penn valley, nevada city, grass valley...). The main point of the kickstarter is to split every donated dollar. Half of all donations will purchase organically prepared (inoculated/scarified) tree seed mixes for all the donors to spread around suitable land. Seed mixes are formulated to your native environment. The other half of the donations will be buying seed for our broadcasting of seed. To build meadows, establish canopy cover and restore waterways. Complete details and project information can be found on the kickstarter page: kickstarter.com/projects/drylandwfs/lungs-of-fruit-ecology/

Sorry for the confusion, and thank you for your question.

Sincerely,
Austin
 
Why is the word "abbreviation" so long? And this ad is so short?
2017 Rocket Mass Heater Workshop Jamboree - 15 workshops in one event
https://permies.com/wiki/63312/permaculture-projects/Rocket-Mass-Heater-Workshop-Jamboree
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!