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charlottefai
Jan 31, 2017 9:38 AM CST
If you took away all the food we eat that is not local you would find there is not much to eat. David Fairchild was a cousin of mine, and your comment about the tropical milkweed made me think of what our life would be like had we only native foods. Strawberries and corn is all we would have in most of the USA.

That said, I have tried to grow milkweed. I do better with dandelions. I need help. The stained glass is in Antarctica.
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Name: Judy
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MariposaMaid
Jan 31, 2017 12:20 PM CST
Welcome @charlottefai .

Just looked up some info on your cousin David Fairchild. Thankyou for introducing me to his body of work as a global plant hunter seed collector extraordinaire.

"David Grandison Fairchild (April 7, 1869 – August 6, 1954) was an American botanist and plant explorer. Fairchild was responsible for the introduction of more than 200,000 exotic plants[1] and varieties of established crops into the United States, including soybeans,[2] pistachios,[3] mangos, nectarines, dates, bamboos, and flowering cherries. Certain varieties of wheat,[4] cotton, and rice became especially economically important."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

charlottefai
Mar 1, 2017 5:13 PM CST
If you know of anyone else named Fairchild, please share this: https://fairchildfamilyhistory...

I wish to know the best way to plant milkweed. Do I pot it up with the seeds or plant it in the ground? I scattered it as though it was dandelion and nothing happened.

Have you looked at the benefits of kudzu? The recipes and health benefits? Thank You!

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