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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the straw badge in Woodland Care.

In this Badge Bit, you will plant black locust seeds.


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Here are some related threads.
 - Germinating Black Locust
 - Planting Black Locust in Quantity and Simply
 - All Things Black Locust
 - Black Locust Pros and Cons

Here are some useful articles
 - How to Plant Black Locust Seeds
 - Germinate a Black Locust Seed
 - PFAF: Black Locust
 - Is The Black Locust The Ultimate Permaculture Tree?

Here are some related videos.

Black Locust, Permaculture Food Forest Tree



From the video description:
"https://permies.com Alexandra King of Inspiration Farm (http://www.inspirationfarm.com) in Bellinghmam, Washington talks a little about how black locust is great fodder, although sheep might like it so much it can make them sick."

Growing Black Locust Trees From Seed



From the video description:
"Here's a nursery bed where I raised many black locust trees from seed. I explain the methods I used to sprout them. Find more from Akiva at https://www.twisted-tree.net "

Black Locust - Very Useful Tree



From the video description:
"http://www.edibleacres.org
Black Locust - Robinia Pseudoacacia
I share notes here on this powerful and useful tree in our young food forest landscape.  If you are interested in planting them and have intentions of pruning, harvesting chop and drop mulch from them, or digging anywhere around them, you can expect powerful shoots and suckers to erupt all around them.  We appreciate this attribute and work with it, but it is something to be aware of."

To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are to plant black locust trees:
     o 40 with scarification (row 1)
     o 40 with another type of scarification (row 2)
     o 40 without scarification (row 3)
     o all seeds are planted in a row, each seed is planted two feet apart, quick video over each row showing germination

To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must:
     o A Picture(s) of 40 scarified black locust seeds, 40 scarified black locust seeds with a different technique, and 40 black losuct seeds without scarification (all in one photo OR three separate photos)
     o Action picture of planting seeds
     o Pictures OR Video of completed planted rows
     o Quick video over each row showing germinated black locust plants
 
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