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Old 03-02-2011, 09:46 AM   #11
Jan 2011
Momence, IL
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gregpio85 and retrofit:

You know this is a good idea; great minds think alike. I'm in the Kankakee area and have recently been eyeing wild areas for "farming". Not only hops, because I have many interests.
Hops ain't kudzu, but I guess we should still be careful with all rhizome plants.

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Old 03-02-2011, 01:32 PM   #12
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Most states have some sort of law against introducing invasive and/or nonnative species. I'm not sure if hops would be considered invasive or not, but it's something to consider before planting them in "wild" areas. Regards, GF.

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Old 03-02-2011, 09:17 PM   #13
Jan 2011
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Great input everyone. It's good to know I'm not the only one wanting to promote (sub)urban wild harvesting. I think I may end up jus arching with blackberries, grapes, and buckwheat for now until I own some land. Thanks all

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Old 03-03-2011, 05:50 AM   #14
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Well if the IL guys want to talk more, PM me. We aren't so far apart, that we couldn't develop a tactical plan. I lack the land to support my Juniper habit, but even if I leave this job I know my employer won't care if I continue to collect. I would love to gather a collection of sources for natural grown herbs and spices to add to my beers.

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