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at Nick's thanks giving
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shoe repair
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napier grass 狼尾草 (láng wěi cǎo) Pennisetum purpureum seed tassle
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house from above
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Peanut Butter Fruit 花生奶油果 (Huāshēng nǎiyóu guǒ) Bunchosia argentea
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James and friends visit the Buluo Rooftop garden
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Lemon Emigrant 遷粉蝶 (qiān fěndié) Catopsilia pomona and nasturtium
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Ryukyu Long-stemmed Desmodium 琉球山螞蝗 (Liúqiú shān mǎ huáng) Hylodesmum laxum DC. subsp. laterale (Schindl.) Ohashi
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Ryukyu Long-stemmed Desmodium 琉球山螞蝗 (Liúqiú shān mǎ huáng) Hylodesmum laxum DC. subsp. laterale (Schindl.) Ohashi
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Ryukyu Long-stemmed Desmodium 琉球山螞蝗 (Liúqiú shān mǎ huáng) Hylodesmum laxum DC. subsp. laterale (Schindl.) Ohashi
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Wild ginger flower seeds
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A wild fruit in the passion fruit family
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Patricia trimming the vetiver grass, which is then used for mulch. Large spiky plants are pineapple
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Still working on getting the garden back in shape since the typhoons and torrential rains
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Patricia trimming back the vetiver, which we use for mulch
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Patricia with trimmed/harvested vetiver grass (for mulch)
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Roots of one harvested tumeric plant
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Our dogs have it good. Sometimes they get out and walk themselves and then come back on their own.
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Coriander seeds from last year's Buluo Daxue rooftop garden harvest
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construction site below our house
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eating palm grass 颱風草 (táifēng cǎo) Setaria palmifolia
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connecting to city water
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Viola 香菫菜 Viola odorata L.
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Viola 香菫菜 Viola odorata L.
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Viola 香菫菜 Viola odorata L.

Photos from Gainesville

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water explore on a cool day

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water explore on a cool day

Buluo Daxue End-of-Year Fair

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Setting up the booth
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Setting posters and compost demonstrations
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Other students get ready to show their accomplishments
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Members of a Puyuma culture group
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New poster for Permaculture Ethics and Principles made by a student.
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Nanji leads a Bunun culture performance.
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Booth final setup.
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Even dogs get into the act.
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Spontaneous circle dancing erupts.
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Audrey practices teaching about composting.
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Audrey listens to a talkative woman.
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Five of about 10+ students who came to the event.
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Nanji, my Bunun friend, neighbor and teaching colleague.
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shelf installation
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shelf installation complete

Finally getting to some of the house projects that we've been wanting to do since moving, which included changing/remaking drapes, shelves, etc. to fit our new setting. When we took the drapes to be shortened, we took them to the woman who originally made them 20+ years ago. We praised her for how good her work and materials had been that the drapes were still in good shape, to which she replied that it was a bittersweet compliment because she might be out of business if everyone did things the way we did! Here we are putting up shelves that have been moved and remounted at least twice before. They were also soaked when our garage was flooded earlier this summer. So, after cutting off the parts that got ruined and refinishing the shelves, we mounted them in a challenging artsy pattern. We also have stopped using plastic sheaves and create our own bamboo or wooden slivers to put into the drilled holes instead to serve the same function.

Keywords: buluodaxue, butterfly, dog, flower, fruit, home, plant, project, root, seed, video
People: Christopher, George, Philip, Sue, Tammy
Locations: Asiadnet, 亞洲網, Dadaocheng, 大稻埕, Garden City, 花園新城, Garden City Garden, 新城花園
Dates: 2015:11:26 - 2015:12:27