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by gmdelapan
Mon Jun 22, 2009 4:48 pm
Forum: Questions about the NEW book 'Beyond the Brink'.
Topic: Fertility in Urban and Rural Landscapes
Replies: 7
Views: 4764

well that is the difference we are all interested in looking at and strive towards. In Beyond the Brink a phrase along the lines of 'you cant do it better than nature' tells me I am very interested in how nature would repair itself (or more appropriately termed - restore a balance) and thus how we c...
by gmdelapan
Mon Jun 22, 2009 2:20 pm
Forum: Questions about the NEW book 'Beyond the Brink'.
Topic: Fertility in Urban and Rural Landscapes
Replies: 7
Views: 4764

I think that you have added the missing ingredient to my analysis ie. the influence of the water cycle in my comparison. I dare say it is a different imbalance between rural and urban examples but it is the water cycle that drives differing results. As you say the water allows the nutrients to be ta...
by gmdelapan
Wed Jun 03, 2009 4:34 pm
Forum: Questions about the NEW book 'Beyond the Brink'.
Topic: Fertility in Urban and Rural Landscapes
Replies: 7
Views: 4764

Thank you for your reply Shirley. I certainly take your points on board especially those regarding the affects of nitrogen and phosphorus and how they have different consequences. However I feel that I intended my query to head in a slightly different direction. This whole thought process started fo...
by gmdelapan
Wed Apr 22, 2009 10:37 am
Forum: Questions about the NEW book 'Beyond the Brink'.
Topic: Fertility in Urban and Rural Landscapes
Replies: 7
Views: 4764

Fertility in Urban and Rural Landscapes

A continual message throughout the books is that the old landscape and new landscape have a disparity in fertility levels in the landscape. That is to say that the old landscape that was vegetated, sustained fertility and water cycles adequate for plant life to proliferate as opposed to the relative...

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