Mike Jay wrote:
Vernon, I was thinking along the same lines as you at first. But then I realized that the idea is to get food from from things that you don't cultivate. IE there's a gardening badge and an animal care badge for things you tend. This one covers plants and animals that you can collect in the wild. Sure, they could be separated but I'm guessing for Paul's systems, it makes more sense to keep them together. Another way of saying it is that for areas with lots of wild game (or PEX authors that put more weight on hunting), it could make sense to have a separate foraging and hunting badge.
I hope this sheds some more light on the subject...
Mike Jay wrote:
John, since it's the PEP program (Permaculture Experience according to Paul) it is oriented towards the flora, fauna, equipment, climate and style of Paul and his site in Montana. Someday someone in Hawaii or the Caribbean will come up with a PEX for that sort of climate and you'll be all set.
Apples from a neighbor don’t count here. Apples from a homestead that has been abandoned for at least five years does count. Apples oddly growing in a place where there has never been any cultivation counts too (probably a discarded apple core led to the tree). Apples that are the result of guerilla gardening count too.
Mike Haasl wrote:
So if someone guerilla planted the nut trees in a wooded part of the park, it would be fine. If the city planted them and they're surrounded by questionably maintained turf grass, I'm thinking they don't count (for this badge).
Hope that makes sense?