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Timothy Markus wrote:
Greg Martin wrote:For me, I'm very thankful for vaccinations. I'd be worried that with our population density and the high level of travel in the modern world we'd experience mass suffering without good vaccination programs.
I understand that concern. What I don't get is why it has to be 100% vaccinations. If the vacs work, anyone can protect themselves by getting it. I don't understand what the risk is for those who are vacced. If you're willing to take the risk of not getting the shot and you get whatever it protects against, how is there an epidemic if 98% of the people are vacced?
I've had the flu shot many times but each time I end up getting the flu. I know it's not from the vac, as there's no live viruses, but it always happens. I think that the vac taxes my immune system and I end up getting one of the strains that aren't included in the vac. The last few years I haven't had it and I've caught the flu about half the time, so I'd rather take my chances there.
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Sean Dembrosky wrote:If I can be helpful clarifying or answering questions please let me know!
Brooke Bell wrote:From my reading I don’t think I can really “Ruth Stout” my new gardens with sawdust right? But other than compost, paths or mushrooms, any other innovative uses?
Alan Booker wrote:Hey Julio,
I'm glad to hear you are working with Pawpaw. We need more folks working with this amazing native fruit. If you haven't read it yet, I recommend Pawpaw: In Search of America's Forgotten Fruit by Andrew Moore.
Are you planting one (or more) of the improved varieties? Where are you getting your stock?
Also, what is the larger context of your orchard? Pawpaws definitely seem to do better in a diverse food forest setting where they can act as an under-story tree. What else are you working on for the other layers of your system?