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  •  I would love to find Indian sources (12+ / 0-)

    of fresh fruit. I make jam and wuld really like to use Native-produced fruit in my jams, especially fruits I can't get around here like chokecherries. (Closer to home, I have hoped to find a Native source for salal berries, thimbleberries, and blackcap raspberries, but haven't found even one of those yet.)

    Organ donors save lives! A donor's kidney gave me my life back on 02/18/11; he lives on in me. Please talk with your family about your wish to donate.

    Why are war casualty counts "American troops" and "others" but never "human beings"?

    by Kitsap River on Thu Dec 06, 2012 at 10:58:25 AM PST

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    •  a bad fungus is hitting our chokecherries (8+ / 0-)

      I was told it is also hitting cherries all across the east while working its way west. It make big black canker knots (if that's the right word) and eventually kills the whole plants. Since we use the plant in many of our ceremonies this is a very big loss.

      America could have chosen to be the worlds doctor, or grocer. We choose instead to be her policeman. pity

      by cacamp on Thu Dec 06, 2012 at 05:32:05 PM PST

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      •  A huge loss. (3+ / 0-)
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        Thank you for the warning. Half my tiny orchard is Bing cherries (but we don't have a cross-pollinator). They also line part of my driveway. I am completely an organic gardener when I do garden and I love and honor the trees that make their homes on the land where we make ours.

        I hope a good solution to this is found quickly. If you know of any research being done on this fungus that needs fundraising done for it, please let us know.

        Organ donors save lives! A donor's kidney gave me my life back on 02/18/11; he lives on in me. Please talk with your family about your wish to donate.

        Why are war casualty counts "American troops" and "others" but never "human beings"?

        by Kitsap River on Fri Dec 07, 2012 at 01:08:07 AM PST

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