Re: TH: Impregnate trees and logs ... with edible fungi ?
On Tue, 6 Jun 1995, Myk Rushton wrote:
> 06/06/95 20:45 BST
> Hello Tree Housers
> The following is a basic management plan draw up after several
> informal meetings and site visits to Dot Hill.
> Any comments good or bad would be greatly appriciated as would any
> advice or ideas.
> I neither necessarily agree or disagree with either all or parts
> of the following
> _Main aims:_
> To encourage use by the local community
> To make site information easily accessible
> To increase amount of edible Perenials
> To promote as a forest garden
> _Edible Fungi:_
> Impregnate trees and logs in long strips beside estate with various edible
> Provide Bird and Bat boxes. Possibilities of involving local Children/Schools
> in a building boxes project.
First off, Myk, let me apologize for severely editing-down your proposal
above for the purposes of this posting.
The bat-boxes I have read about (in gardening catalogs) and actually seen
in a local State Wildlife Area outside of Baltimore. Never had any personal
experience with one of them, however. The `edible fungi' on the other hand
sounds pretty exotic to me. Could you and others elaborate a bit on this
one? I assume that you mean that the fungi is intended for animal
consumption, but your forest garden already has a number of fruiting trees
obviously intended for humans as well. Is this a European / London thing,
or is it part of the theory of Permaculture (which seems likely) or have I
simply been left out of fungi cultivation? You know, the self-proclaimed
`Mushroom Capital of The World' is up in Kennett Square Pennsylvania, north
of Baltimore here. Kennett Square is also home to 2 world-class formal
(tourist) gardens: Winterthur Estate and Longwood Gardens. Because the Dupont
family made fortunes grinding gunpowder up there along the Brandywine River.
Richard < email@example.com >