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Re: Help with understanding mesquites
Marsha Hanzi wrote:
> Hello over there!
> I would like to correspond with someone in Mexico-New Mexico who can
> tell me more about mesquite in its native habitat. It has been widely
> introduced here in Brazil, and is quickly taking over waterways.
> I would like to know about its native ecosystem, if it has known
> alelopathic factors, what you have observed to grow well with it ( here
> nothing does!) , how it is used in Permaculture systems, how it is
> planted ( here the goats do it all over the place....), and has it been
> a problem for invasive properties? Although it undoubtedly is useful for
> producing its pods at the end of our dry season here ( in one drylands
> town where I went to give a PC course , several people made a living
> selling mesquite pods from the public squares to goat-owners!) its
> tendency to take over more privileged situations is worrying us here
> in the Bahian Permaculture Institute.... Thank you for your help.
> Marsha Hanzi