nora said, "We are thinking to revamp it, collect the pecans etc, but have NO KNOW HOW OF THIS AT ALL
They contain a notable concentration of oxalic acid — which can not only produce very unpleasant symptoms, but it also prevents the absorption of calcium, a nutrient we all need.
Cherry pits contain cyanide, and cyanide, my friends, is not something you want to ingest. The good news is that the pit must be cracked open to be really dangerous, so if you were to accidentally swallow a whole one...you should be fine.
Don't panic: Ripe, cooked elderberries are just fine. But the unripe berries, the leaves, and the bark contain both cyanide and lectins. The consequences of consuming any of the above are not good…
Don't worry, I am not going to tell you to forgo eating mangoes, one of the world's great pleasures. However, do be aware, they contain urushiol. The other common plant filled with urushiol? Poison ivy. However, eating the delicious flesh of a mango is no problem; just avoid eating the skin, bark, and leaves. And for most people, handling the unpeeled fruit is not a problem while you peel it.
And let me tell ya, they were SO beautiful. I had to share my pictures. ...
It seems like carnivorous plants could be really useful in permaculture.
Ultricularia gibba (bladderwort), a aquatic carnivorous plant, is very effective at keeping mosquitoes from breeding in aquaculture tubs, plant pot saucers, and other small containers of water where mosquitoes normally like to lay their egg rafts. Bladderwort's bladder trap catch and eat mosquito larvae.
Native species of carnivorous plant & they tend to be extremely rare.
Skandi said, "plus host plants for the larval stages plus provide accommodation then the number of pollinators will go up, in a few years everything will be being pollinated again.