A Pocket Full of Acorns
A Pocket Full Of Acorns is designed to encourage the planting of trees in designated areas for free. People are invited to gather native tree seeds and saplings, germinate seeds in carrier bags filled with moist soil, left out doors in the garden. Once germinated and grown to above 15cms the bunches of saplings are teased apart and planted directly into the soil. In Cockington Devon, we have a magnificent woodland, which in places is 25 feet tall. The woodland is rich with a wide range of native trees, has deer, badger and squirrels, but most of all the once barren field that was mostly rocks due to run off is now covered with rich fertile soil deposited over the years by deciduous leaf litter. So there is no excuse for not doing anything to help restore our planet. If this approach is used to compliment Operation OASIS in arid coastal regions, anything becomes possible.
A Pocket Full of Acorns is part of the Operation Oasis initiative:
Operation OASIS makes use of the existing supply chain and does not need to burn fossil fuel to desalinate water, we already have an abundant supply of perfectly usable water pouring into the ocean every single day.
Shipping transports billions of cubic meters of water a year as ballast and then dumps it back into the ocean after "hopefully sterilizing it" The introduction of invasive marine species from discharged ballast has already wiped out entire fish stocks in areas where it is discharged.
Scientists are generally very good at talking the talk, but not very good at walking the walk.
Introducing fast growing trees rather than introducing a rich biodiversity of many tree species will leave their plantations wide open to forest fires. Eucalyptus is particularly volatile,
Waste water has already been shown to be much better for growing crops and trees than normal irrigation water, due to the nutrients available. If we add the biosolids left over from digestion to sandy soils we have transformed the sand grains into humus rich water retaining and fertile soils. Desert sand is soil with all of the organic matter eroded and leached away.
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