Ginna Quesada

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Recent posts by Ginna Quesada

Hey there! I have a very passionate friend whom has been seeking a really good, holistic, midwifery program... and i was wondering if any of you had any suggestions. She would not like to be a nurse-midwife, but would rather find a program that is slightly more tactful and nurturing. I thought you guys might have some thoughts!

thanks!
7 years ago
I find this to be a joke, written in sowing the seeds, i bursted in laughter (more sarcasm and wit but yeah..). Sorry for the rather bizarre humor:
“ i read about a professor recently who did a basic study of the deserts of iran and iraq. I do not remember his name anymore, but he came to the conclusion that it would be better to leave the deserts as they are, and refrain from intervening. There is also a theory that it would be better to let Africa’s deserts and the resulting public health problems take their “natural" course."
7 years ago
Hey, does anybody, (specifically rick wells) know how to access the other videos, besides the one for vermicompost?
7 years ago
Nope but i surely will!!! thanks!
7 years ago
does anybody know the average amount of water an X sized rock can help retain in the soil???
7 years ago
Thanks Paul and Darren for creating this forum, the videos are great! Has keyline design ever been attempted near Eureka or Death Valley? What factors in deserts affect key line design? (Besides the movement of terrain).
7 years ago
Hey there I live in Costa Rica, and just started 3 no till vegetable beds... i had big doubts about my no till working, yet i had beautiful sprouts of malabar spinach and others. Suddenly yesterday a huge colony of ZOMPOPAS (leaf cutters) came in and killed everything. This household has had many zompopa colonies in the past, and we have tried most methods to get rid of them (boiling water, digging out their nests and burning them, using crysanthmum concentrate, tobacco concoctions).... and i am soon to begin with orange peel water.... but i have huge doubts about it working.

do any of you have any suggestions? that aren’t as expensive as eucalyptus oil???

some help would be greatly appreciated!
thank you all
Ginna
7 years ago
For the past 6 months, i left the community garden to be tended by the community without me, and now that i am back, it has turned into a weed garden... I am living in the tropics (costa rica), so weeds are rather tricky here, seeing that they all have different maturity seasons and times, therefore they are very hard to suppress and control without pulling them out. Nevertheless i would like to try to suppress these weeds with themselves, using them as though they were straw being placed over a Fukuoka field after harvest. My plan of action is to, put some chickens in the garden while the weeds are still up, have them fertilize the area and scratch up the surface a bit (while eating some weeds)... then cut down all the weeds, spread seeds, and cover the seeds up with the cut down weeds... This is a bit different to Fukuoka’s pattern, specially because i am in the tropics and starting off with weeds.. For the moment being i plan to use peanuts as my green living manure (until i can get tropical kudzu, goa beans, hairy indigo, or sunnhemp... so i am pretty worried about what will come from this... and if it will be a grand failure.
any advice would be highly appreciated.
a great big hug to you all
7 years ago
Thank you so much for your reply. Yes in traditional farming they prune the lower layers...nevertheless i am not all that in support of pruning, i like to let things grow... but an important part of systems is the pruning that animals part take in. Do you have any suggestions as to how to manage them? I cannot build a fence around the mulberry tree/big bush because its far far far too big in its diameter, but i assume you have some other thoughts?
I am really attached to the current simple layout of permies. It makes it easy to browse through, and its simplicity brings me comfort. Also, whatever happens, PLEASE DONT CHANGE THE HOME PAGE! witht he growies, critters, etc... it is flipping brilliant, and warms me up every time i see it