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Flying Dragon or Trifoliate Orange at Useful Plants Nursery at Earthaven Ecovillage

Transcript of Flying Dragon or Trifoliate Orange at Useful Plants Nursery at Earthaven Ecovillage

Courtney Brooke: Hi Lyndon, here at Useful Plants Nursery at Earthaven Ecovillage. Can you tell us about what is that pokey thing?

Lyndon: This is a flying dragon, it’s a citrus it’s like kind of lemony  little fruit.

Courtney Brooke: Flying Dragon?

Lyndon: It’s kind of stickery you got to watch it. It can it can take you over.

Courtney Brooke: Does it have another name? uh yes um trifoliate orange.

Lyndon: Yes yeah trifoliate orange. They call them flying dragons a lot when they really start doing this curly  thing like they’re dragony, like they’re going to take you over. Growl, Growl, Growl. Woah.  

Courtney Brooke: This is a citrus; that’s it’s a hearty citrus that makes fruits about that big and they’re really flavorful and they they grow here in the southeast Appalachia really well.  We love them.
Each tiny fruit has about 2,000 seeds in them. No I’m just kidding. But there are a lot of seeds in it.

Lyndon: The other one we carry, the citrus that’s hardy, is the Yuzu.

Courtney Brooke: Yuzu?

Lyndon: Yep. And that’s a similar kind of citrus. They are used for, one guy came here and bought like 10 of those he took him back to charlotte and planted them. He was going to sell the fruit to restaurants that they use not for garnish, but for like when you have a little citrusy thing that you i think put on a beer or something like that.

Courtney Brooke: Oh yeah, like on the side of the cup?  

Lyndon: Something like that. yeah. Wow. That’s what he told me he was doing with them. He was all excited to find the Yuzu’s.

Courtney Brooke: Wow. Well there you have it here we are at useful plants nursery in the early  spring getting ready for organic growers school. 

Lyndon: Live long and prosper.

Courtney Brooke: Thank you so much Lyndon.

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Courtney Brooke

Courtney Brooke (she/her) is an ancestor who was a Social Ecologist, Regenerative Designer, and educator whose work aims to reconnect people with a sense of belonging to place. Her work in the world aims to address the root cause of today’s overwhelming ecological challenges – that humans are starved of a sense of belonging to the places they live. Courtney Brooke was raised on a small farm in North Georgia, and has been guided by a lifetime of living close to the land. Her greatest teachers have been the Appalachian Mountains, the land of Aotearoa, and Selu, the Corn Mother. She holds a degree in Ecology from the Odum School of Ecology, University of Georgia, and has 10 years of experience facilitating earth-based education, ecological landscape design, women’s rites of passage, and cultural healing. Courtney Brooke has taught and facilitated environmental education curriculum, Deep Ecology, Permaculture Design Courses, hands-on craft and farming workshops, and Holistic Management to a wide range of audiences in nine countries from toddlers to adults and everyone in between. Deeply committed to spreading the healing that comes from belonging to the places we live, Courtney Brooke is passionate about designing learning opportunities that celebrate life. She lives at Earthaven Ecovillage where she tends the land, raises food, participates in communal ritual agriculture, swims in wild water, enjoys the mysterious blessing of being alive, and tends her own wild Hearth. She loves cooking home-grown and wild foraged foods, playing her flute to the sunrise, running on mountain trails, making compost piles, crafting from natural materials, and bringing people together to create beauty that feeds the holy.

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