Diane Kennedy

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since Nov 13, 2012
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Owner Finch Frolic Garden Permaculture, www.vegetariat.com. Former County of San Diego Senior Park Ranger, San Diego Safari Park tour guide, active with the Fallbrook Land Conservancy and Fallbrook Library bookstore The Bottom Shelf.
Fallbrook, CA
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Has anyone had experience using halophytes for salt bioremediation? I was wondering if the plants were harvested and either composted off-site, or used for fuel and/or fodder, or if they were left in situ? If they died in place would the biomass help distribute the salt layer, or does this method only work if the plants are removed? I'm looking at tamarix and atriplex specifically. Thanks.
2 years ago
Join us in the food forest as we host Alden Hough from Sky Mountain Permaculture. Alden will lecture on how to install earthworks, giving visual examples of many of the works he has done. Then its hands-on with a bunyip or a laser level. We'll be installing a dedicated overflow from a small pond into swales and hugelbeds. March 11, 1 -4, at Finch Frolic Garden in Fallbrook, CA. $20/person. Complimentary vegetarian refreshments will be available. Visit www.vegetariat.com for more details and to RSVP.
3 years ago
My daughter, who at 22 has never cut her hair ever, has been experimenting with no shampoo, vinegar rinses, olive oil, etc., with mixed results. Much depends upon hormones, hair type and diet. It is a better way to go, though. I think the soapless trend is also heavily affected by what a person eats, as well as availability of bathing water and opportunity to wash clothes. People who are heavy meat eaters I find have a very distinct body odor that comes through even with using soaps and which I find repellent. Like a walking hamburger stand. If one eats processed foods and works in a toxic environment, their skin will be sweating those toxins out and the acceptable scent level for being with other people won't be the same as, say, an organic vegetarian who doesn't use soap. Dirty clothing has a lot to do with acceptability; most people have encountered elderly people who absolutely reek because they wear the same clothes every day and believe that they don't dirty them and can't smell themselves. All those dead skin cells and poisons leaching from the skin end up in the clothes.
7 years ago