Jason Bijl

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since Jul 17, 2015
Kamloops, BC - Zone 6
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maybe it would be buffalo chicken commons, cuz some don't eat red meat.  
Jeffrey McConnaughey, can this vision include elephants too? I feel like they might be getting close to a mammoth clone, and they also deserve another chance to roam.  


Joe Ruben, the link is not working... 404 forbidden error
1 month ago
http://www.nutcrackernursery.com/  (Quebec) Ships to BC and great customer service!

http://peelsnurseries.com/  (Mission BC)  exclusively Native plants at wholesale prices.
1 year ago
I figured that a fig might be a forgiving plant to practice doing an air layer, it was.  I also took the remaining branch tips to practice cuttings.

Any tips for grafting?
Hi Folks,
I took my 2 fig trees out of dormancy early this past winter, attempting to air layer the branches.  

I cut a 1" wide band of bark from the branch, and then scratched off the thin layer of membrane, below the bark, with the knife.

I applied raw honey to the section and then enclosed the area in a small ball of damp and sterile potting soil.  I then wrapped each in plastic wrap, and then aluminium foil.

It worked, each one took.
Over the past few years I've been digging raised beds into my lawn.  The paths between mounds are still undisturbed lawn/white clover.  I just run a wipper snipper through as needed, and toss clippings onto mounds.

This works fine for me on a small scale, the only downside is that honey bees like to forage in the clover paths... So I just steal some of their honey for the inconvenience.
1 year ago
Excellent work!  You're footprint is light and welcomes life, may you walk far and wide!
1 year ago
Hilarious!  You're artists and it is a beautiful piece you have built there!
1 year ago
Have you considered listing an acre or two with youngagrarians.org?  
Giving away food is kind, but enabling the "poor" to access land and create a livelihood is on a whole other level.

Have you had a chance to watch poverty Inc.? It is on Netflix... Deals with challenging the notion of giving the poor a handout.  

Good luck
1 year ago


This has a wealth of information.
1 year ago
Feeding them might be a good idea, otherwise they will likely disperse once the area's food supply is exhausted.

Would a mowing down a cover crop be enough to sustain their eating habits?
1 year ago