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Sharing knowledge: to improve tree cropping in New Zealand – promoting ‘treecrops’.
This web site is primarily for those who have joined our association for learning, and also to invite others to ethically share our interests.
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We live in challenging times
Regrettably, as our country’s wealth becomes more polarised with greater-public-good knowledge and assets becoming privatised or scrapped, fewer resources are available to fewer investigators to scientifically research promising crop improvements for our common benefit. Research becomes increasingly privatised, for corporate benefit only.
Adhering to the old adage “Publish or Perish” is now a challenge for us, perhaps only countered by increasing use of digital tools.
‘Best of’ on-line archive posts are re-appearing as opportunity permits – tree knowledge, like DNA, ages well.
Our best opportunity though may be to digitally publicise our cause, especially to attract younger tree croppers. Otherwise, what might they think of us – their ancestors, if they find we’ve embezzled their tree cropping inheritance with other public assets, to a greedy few?
We list a few concerns in our Members section.
Let’s promote greater-public-good activities like tree cropping, before it’s too late—
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