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Chris Klatt

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This is a lot more pervasive than I thought!  Apparently much of northern Europe has similar land access laws.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedom_to_roam
9 years ago
A while back I was travelling in Scotland, and I was surprised to find out that the public has the right to move across any privately-held land, as long as they stay within reasonable distances away from housing and are respectful to the landowners. Here's a wikipedia article about it:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Land_Reform_Act_%28Scotland%29_2003

Quite a different philosophy than what is being espoused here!
9 years ago
Hey Folks!

Toby has indicated that a late Friday evening arrival will probably be ok for your group of 5, with tent camping and some other options available, at no cost.  However, because he is a guest at the ranch he is staying, the ranch hosts run vacation rentals and typically expect $25/night per guest for Saturday night.  I think it is a reasonable contribution if you're planning on staying both nights.

I'll get directions to you as soon as I receive them!  Additionally, I will pool the participant contact info to flatten the communication lines, so we can begin to communicate about our expectations and interests for the day!

-Chris
9 years ago
So we Bozeman folks are planning on meeting at the ranch at 11 AM Saturday, so we can converge with you all just before lunch.  I'll send an email off-thread with the directions once I get them!

Looking forward to meeting everyone,

-Chris
9 years ago
Hey all,

My name's Chris Klatt, from Bozeman.  Toby originally contacted me and extended the invitation to Bozeman-area folks that I knew, and thank you Paul for organizing a contingent from the West! I'm confirming some logistical details w/ Toby at the moment, but at this point, it'd be great if we could all bring a dish to share for an evening potluck on Sat. night.

More details as they come...

-Chris
9 years ago
I'm very grateful for those of you that have dedicated time to making this great resource available.

I was hoping that someone could seed - I promise to seed for a week straight once I finish downloading!

Thanks all,
-Chris
9 years ago
Thanks Toby, for joining us,
and thanks to Paul for making this opportunity available.

Related to tentamus's question about the mycological aspect of the PDC, I'm curious what role the prokaryotes play in the course.  I've seen a growing interest in EM ("effective microorganisms") and a few posts about these in the forums here, but it seems that there is a heavy reliance on commercial EM preps.  Given that nitrogen fixation is of primary interest to so much of us, I'm curious if you (Toby) have had any interest in your course (either from the student side or from your own research) in cultivating indigenous nitrogen fixing bacteria from the soil.

Thanks!
10 years ago
Hi N and J,

We've got a collective community gardening project in Bozeman with about 10 active individuals (families and elders).  We're hoping to grow, as we are planning to produce a lot of food this year!  We had excess last year, so we're looking for more members.  This is located on 3/4 acre near Sourdough creek on the south side of town, with non-chlorinated water source.  There is some experimentation going on with different techniques (hugelkultur, fruit tree polycultures, homemade EM and bokashi composting), with the potential to develop an aquaculture system (multiple connected ponds on site) and various mycology projects.

Email me if you are interested!

10 years ago
Hi,
I recently met Professor Lawrence Gross here at Montana State University in Bozeman Montana, and he teaches a course called "Native Food Systems."  He used to teach at Iowa State, and he developed the curriculum based on the interest he received from many students there.  He is Anishinaabe and from the White Earth Nation in Northern Minnesota, and he has an extensive knowledge of many of the horticultural practices of midwest tribes.

He has a very busy teaching schedule right now, but maybe he could recommend some good literature if you wrote him a nice email?  He might share the titles of the books he uses for this class.  You can find his email from this page:
http://www.montana.edu/wwwnas/index.php?page=faculty

Good luck!  This is something I'm interested in as well.  Here in Bozeman, it's hard enough to imagine the buffalo coming back here to the Gallatin Valley, when they can't even leave Yellowstone Park without being slaughtered by the government!  And I only live ~60 miles north of the Park, as the crow flies.
10 years ago