austin wilkins

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We are based in northern california, so the northern foothills of the sierra nevada mountain range. Majority of our seeding is done specifically, within nevada county (penn valley, nevada city, grass valley...). The main point of the kickstarter is to split every donated dollar. Half of all donations will purchase organically prepared (inoculated/scarified) tree seed mixes for all the donors to spread around suitable land. Seed mixes are formulated to your native environment. The other half of the donations will be buying seed for our broadcasting of seed. To build meadows, establish canopy cover and restore waterways. Complete details and project information can be found on the kickstarter page: kickstarter.com/projects/drylandwfs/lungs-of-fruit-ecology/

Sorry for the confusion, and thank you for your question.

Sincerely,
Austin
7 years ago
Yes thank you for that. I cant seem to find out how to delete the former post. Do you have that power?
7 years ago
ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION FOR THE SIERRA NEVADA MOUNTAINS

My name is Austin Wilkins and I am the project director of Pluvia Semini - a project nicknamed 'Lungs of Fruit', which involves widespread seeding of native trees across public and private lands. Pluvia Semini ('seed rain') is short for seminalem pluviam which is latin for 'seeded rain'. This is exactly what we're after. Pluvia Semini aims to improve California's environment to the degree of permanently increasing annual rainfall.

We are based in the Sierra Nevada Foothills of Northern California. Pluvia Semini employs hundreds of plant species throughout thousands of acres of nevada county. During the fall we broadcast our seed directly to the land. Preserving the plants pristine tap-root, to be far more tolerant of drought and other stressors. Our chosen native tree species for each climate require zero irrigation, and no maintenance in general after seeding.

This link is to a kickstarter page displaying the full project potential and long-term scope. As well as a simple 4 minute video to color in some details of the project.:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/drylandwfs/lungs-of-fruit-ecology?ref=user_menu
7 years ago
Dear Sir/Madam,

My name is Austin Wilkins and I am the project director of Pluvia Semini. Pluvia Semini, a project nicknamed 'Lungs of Fruit' involves widespread seeding of native trees across public and private lands. Pluvia Semini ('seed rain') is short for seminalem pluviam which is latin for 'seeded rain'. This is exactly what we're after. Pluvia Semini aims to improve California's environment to the degree of permanently increasing annual rainfall.

We are based in the Sierra Nevada Foothills of Northern California. Pluvia Semini employs hundreds of plant species throughout thousands of acres. During the fall we broadcast our seed directly to the land. Preserving the plants pristine tap-root, to be far more tolerant of drought and other stressors. Our chosen native tree species for each climate require zero irrigation, and no maintenance in general after seeding.

MY POINT
I am 22 years old and I was born and raised in Northern California. I need the help of our permies network to spread the idea of this project far and wide. I think it is very critical to inspire my generation towards the necessity, of: cleaning our air and water. While providing self-sustainable food production and localized economy. The manner of my presentation and specific details of my project are geared towards displaying highly applicable ecological practices. Almost like a "hammer and nail" kit to integrate into the common sense of everyones day (tree seeding + watershed management).

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/drylandwfs/lungs-of-fruit-ecology?ref=discovery

Thank you for your time, kind regards,
Austin Wilkins, Project Director
7 years ago
Again sorry for horrible pictures, but heres two others:
8 years ago
Sorry for the crap quality, and thank you in advanced for your time.

All these plants are located within 10m of a river in zone 9b. Sierra foothills, California.
8 years ago
Thank you cristo, that is extremely helpful 👍 im going to look into that stuff right now.
8 years ago
I am the last one on the creek. And im not big on jumping through hoops, so the state can go eat rocks. As long as there is a "state" with the way things are going, all our market bubbles will pop in a few years tops.
8 years ago
Thank you very much, yeah that clears it up a lot. And I was thinking the same thing about damming up the smaller creek way up, and then key line systems from there to feed pond/dam systems downslope.

So the key point is the highest point in the valley? Basically the crotch. If thats the cas then both key points are on my neighbors property. And I'll have to work off an informal key point. (My top-most point of the valleys.
8 years ago
The steepness near the streams is mostly workable. and the forest areas are just brainstorming, i havent planted anything yet. There "potential" forests. And in the key it shows that the criss-crossed lines are bald spots on the property. and at the highest elevations its shows "native forests" only, of course packed with non-native drought tolerant edible and support varieties, but the concentration of standard fruit trees and shallow rooted perennials will be on or below the swales. So im not trying to just get swales planted out, I'm filling out the canopy 100%, and dont get me wrong, the swales will be packed with the heaviest feeders, that map was simply showing lack of canopy (around the swales there is already a canopy of natives). I have just recently began digesting the keyline principles so i thought the keypoint is where the primary ridge, and primary valley meet, but that is probably not so. Any corrections would be appreciated. Thanks Tim.
8 years ago