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Name: Julie A Carda

After studying dance in Europe, Julie returned to the United States and graduated from Creighton University. With a desire to expand her knowledge of the arts and spirituality, she graduated from St. John’s University in Collegeville with a Masters in Theology and Liturgical Studies. Over the past twenty years, she has taught high school and college courses, and facilitated workshops on the healing arts while occasionally writing for academic periodicals. Her quest to acknowledge world religions and the desire to expose the similarities of love and peaceful living, led her to travel, live, and study with shaman practitioners, herbal healers, Native American medicine women, Buddhist priests and other earth-based spiritual teachers. Through these experiences and experiences with global metaphysical teachings, she learned to honor the eternal Source of love in all people. Besides writing fiction, Julie is co-creating a Space of Love through advocacy for Kin Domains.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Kin Domain Hedge

Osage-orange (Maclura pomifera) Hedge apple, bois-d'arc is a new discovery for me. I was out walking with my two year old nephew and discovered these along a wooded path. At first I thought someone had thrown out old tennis balls but headed off the path to explore. Beneath the leaves there were many of these lovely citrus smelling fruits. Naturally, I set out to research the new species--new to me that is! If you follow the above link, you can read all about the tree's history and uses. The University of Nebraska Extension made an insecticide which worked. I wonder if there will be future natural insecticide products on the market with this ingredient. Given enough space and diligent pruning, I do believe these would make an effective Kin Domain hedge.


Anonymous Anna said...

Thanks for posting this! I was just starting to think about hedges this weekend and was brainstorming possible species. This hadn't made it on the list, but is there now!

November 29, 2009 4:08 PM  

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