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HereOnThePrimalEdge
Punatic

South Sandwich Islands
5380 Posts

Posted - 02/10/2018 :  17:35:29  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Some tips on which plants to use for intercropping trees, shrubs, and understory plants to provide fruit, vegetables, herbs and lei flowers from your property:

https://gms.ctahr.hawaii.edu/gs/handler/getmedia.ashx?moid=20763&dt=3&g=12&utm_source=DecJanFeb18+Hanai%27Ai&utm_campaign=Fall+2017+HanaiAi&utm_medium=email

Recycle Puna. Humans, although probably not you personally, have already left 400,000 pounds of trash on the moon. - YouTube's Half As Interesting

bananahead
Punatic

USA
1022 Posts

Posted - 02/11/2018 :  17:58:29  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
non-native rubbish that should never be on these islands...! if you want to be proactive in environmental restoration stuff, try planting endemic and indigenous plants that evolved here over thousands of yrs naturally... they ALSO dont need fertilizers because theyve adapted to our soil, ....its their soil...
we live on the endangered capital of the World... try for help the situation rather than ignore and add to the prob by planting more rubbish plants... aloha

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save our indigenous and endemic Hawaiian Plants... learn about them, grow them, and plant them on your property, ....instead of all that invasive non-native garbage I see in most yards... aloha
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shave_ice
Da Kine

341 Posts

Posted - 02/11/2018 :  18:17:36  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
So people shouldn't try to be self sufficient by planting their own food on an island that imports 90% its food?
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ElysianWort
Kamaaina

USA
563 Posts

Posted - 02/12/2018 :  10:29:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The Katuk plant is not rubbish albeit non-native. It is a wonderful and delicious plant. There is nothing that is native that is like it or could substitute for it. It will not spread and become invasive. Planting non-natives that do spread is another story. That may be a bit selfish.
Bananahead has a closed-minded view on this topic.
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randomq
Kamaaina

USA
815 Posts

Posted - 02/12/2018 :  16:50:33  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nothing here is native, it all floated or flew in; some earlier, some later. In 1000 years hippies will be talking about Hawaii's superior native Albizia and how it sequesters carbon and puts nitrogen into the soil, creating massive amounts of biomass, etc...
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HereOnThePrimalEdge
Punatic

South Sandwich Islands
5380 Posts

Posted - 02/12/2018 :  17:48:36  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
In 1000 years hippies will be talking about Hawaii's superior native Albizia

But not the GMO albizia...

Recycle Puna. Humans, although probably not you personally, have already left 400,000 pounds of trash on the moon. - YouTube's Half As Interesting
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kalakoa
Punatic

9759 Posts

Posted - 02/12/2018 :  18:55:52  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-01600-6

Processing albizia into a viable construction material would be an awesome local industry.,,
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punaticbychoice
Kamaaina

997 Posts

Posted - 02/12/2018 :  21:29:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
kalakoa @ 18:55:52 02/12/2018-
Like the article- thank you for posting. I think Albizia could be made to work.
Got into conversations with some of our legislators staffs today, regarding SB3090,
the new Mauna Kea Authority Bill and the now tabled HB1565 which would have simplified
the approval of scientific projects, such as TMT.
I said to all, "We need to make some real productive jobs here, and the science can provide some and so could processing and adding value to some of our local materials"
With 2 exceptions, I got the amazing but not totally unexpected experience of having the "hostile blank stare". projected over the phone. Anyway, thanks again for a really exciting article (for an engineer).

Edited by - punaticbychoice on 02/12/2018 21:40:08
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