Mahlon Barrault

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Vernon, BC, Canada
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Yep, we are in Vernon. Enjoying the excellent spring we have been having so far!
3 months ago

C. Lee Greentree wrote:Kevin: There's an app I had a long time ago that attempted to do what you describe; putting wild edibles on a map and letting foragers add sites and leave notes. It's called Falling Fruit. I see that it's no longer available as a mobile app, but their website is still in operation at Falling Fruit. I moved out of an urban area, so I can't really use it anymore. Hoping you can!

I spoke with the developers, and they are working on a porting their app on to a different stack of technology that should make it easier for them to manage the site and mobile apps seamlessly. They are entirely volunteer time, and their fixed costs for infrastructure are funded by sales of the mobile app. The mobile app is still available on the iOS/Apple App store. Definitely a great project worth supporting. I think the approach has taken was to provide and open database for urban forage. It seems the "Land Notes" app concept might be more targeted towards someone with land under their own management?
11 months ago
Hi all!

I’ve recently unearthed my microscope and have gotten it setup so I can take photos and video using my phone. I wanted to see if any permies had suggestions for things they would like to see from the micro-world. I would do my best to collect samples and photograph anything you recommend. I have a 100x objective, so everything except viruses and organisms of that scale would be a challenge.

Let me know what you would like to see!
For international shipping do shippers usually charge by weight/volume or is there flat rate? 75$ shipping for every 2 mugs or 75$ for as many mugs will fit safely in a box?
Wayback Machine FTW! The Dyas A. Lawson article I referenced earlier can be found here.

Also, sorry for arriving late to this discussion!

Also, also, I'm in the dislexia/disgraphia boat too, it's drag, but there is definitely more resources for us now than when I was in school, so woot!
1 year ago
It is so cool to see others who see value in practicing these skills as an adult. The thing that gave me the biggest leap in improvement was an article by Dyas A. Lawson (which is no longer online, unfortunately) which encouraged practicing using the shoulder girdle and chest muscles. Since these muscles aren't usually used for fine motor control, this practice is quite difficult. However, my control and stamina for writing has been orders of magnitude better since implementing a small amount of this practice. I'll see if I can find an archived version of that article somewhere.
1 year ago
2 for 40$ 100% worth it if my hand can fit in the handle! My brother used to call my hands "meat hooks", I didn't realize what he was talking about until I started drinking coffee. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Also, I am in Canada too, so shipping is a thing.
I hope someone scrapes all of these responses and weaves them in to a story somehow :D
1 year ago