Michael Adler 18.12.2014 at 06:55 pm
Michael Adler I'm leaving Gainesville in Jan. Anyone interested in taking over running EPP?07.12.2014 at 09:30 pm
Michael Adler Update on Michael leaving Gainesville: I'm meeting with Miranda Wednesday to discuss the different kinds of tasks I've been doing for EPP, the seasonal-dependent actions, and to develop a "manual" for running EPP. Once we do that, we hope to have a good idea of what sorts of responsibilities other people can take on to keep EPP going in my absence. We'll then be inviting interested parties to another meeting, where we hope that people will accept those responsibilities, and maybe we'll even have board elections, if we can. We'll need to check the bylaws. tagging Joni Ellis, Brian MonkeySoul Stanton, Crystal Hartman, Robbie Cloud Guggenheimerrz, Miranda Castro Also, my replacements will need to meet with Will/Joni to agree on use & care of their land for the nursery.15.12.2014 at 06:40 pm
Michael Adler This is the most black callaloo seed we've ever collected, by far. I think it's 2.5lbs Thanks to Melissa DeSa and the kids at loften for doing a lot of the work of cleaning our seeds.16.12.2014 at 09:45 pm
Michael Adler request for interviewees:

So EPP grows a lot of plants that are popular in various places around the world that are not here. We try to promote useful edible plants that grow well here, and need promotion because many people around here are not familiar with them. Sometimes we meet people from places where our plants are popular, and they're often very happy to become re-acquainted with them. We are looking for such people for interviews for a story on WUFT.

I've been talking with Maleeha with WUFT. She wants to do a story on EPP, and wants to do it from the angle I just described. If this sounds like you, please call or email Maleeha at 850-319-3278 and maleeha.babar@gmail.com
13.10.2014 at 08:45 pm
Faith Carr I didn't get her name but I think she's one of your volunteers ---
Who was NOT intending to participate in the DADT Chicken Round-Up -
08.12.2014 at 10:51 am

Pindo Palm, Wine Palm, Jelly Palm (Butia capitata)

The Pindo Palm (Butia capitata a.k.a. Wine or Jelly Palm) is propagated from seed and generally reaches 12-15 feet in height.

Grown in full sun to partial shade, this perennial produces bright magenta flowers in the late spring and early summer.
It is quite cold-hardy and can handle temperatures in the teens with no sign of damage. It is also drought-resistant and resilient if relocated. Pindo palms thrive in a variety of soils, including alkaline, and is moderately salt-tolerant, though its roots and lower trunk can rot in soil which is kept too moist. Growth of this palm is slow; it may take many months to germinate. Though palm leaf skeletonizer, scale, and micronutrient deficiencies (appearing in soil with a high pH) present occasional challenges to the Pindo palm, these are not typically serious.

The plant’s date-sized fruit has a citrus-mango-coconut flavor, and makes great jams and jellies. The juice of the fruit can also be added to smoothies and tropical wines and liqueurs. Seeds can be roasted to make a coffee-flavored beverage.


More photos on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/search?sort=relevance&text=butia%20palm%20fruit

pdf – Pindo palm information sheet (to print out)

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