EcoPeace Treaties are mediated between mammals and others.

PLEASE CLICK THROUGH THE SLIDE SHOW...... This is the printed utility flag that is used as an AGREED-UPON marker with the deer. No, we don't think that the deer read the flags. But, people come through the demonstration gardens and wonder why they are there.
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April 26, 2014. Marker flags are in place and the EcoPeace Treaty has been renewed for the new year.
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August 1, 2014. The flagged Hosta shows no sign of deer activity.
August 1, 2014.  The flagged Hosta shows no sign of deer activity.
The demonstration gardens are very close to the forests' edge where the deer feed and live.
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July 11, 2014. This year, the Hosta by the farmhouse was included in the EcoPeace Treaty.
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The fruit tree orchard was again included in the EcoPeace Treaty.
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August 20, 2014. Fruit is ripening and there is no deer activity.
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August 20, 2014. Vegetables are ripening and no deer activity.
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August 29, 2014. The demonstration gardens, which are so close to the forests' edge where the deer feed, show no signs of deer activity.
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October 10, 2014. Kale at the edge of the "patio" demonstration garden is about to be harvested.
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October 10, 1014. Cabbage ready to harvest shows no sign of deer activity.
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October 10, 2014. Pears in the pear orchard have been harvested.
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October 10, 2014. Some vegetables have been harvested. There is no deer activity.
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October 10, 2014. Here's a big beautiful cabbage ready to be harvested. There is no deer activity.
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October 10, 2014. This bed of Hosta was included in the EcoPeace Treaty as a marked area. There was just a little deer activity on the edges.
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October 22, 2014. The Hosta in front of the farmhouse shows only a few nibbles of deer activity.
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October 15, 2014. The ground level raised beds in the "handicapped" demonstration garden show no sign of deer activity.
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October 25, 2014. Demonstration gardens have been harvested by the people.
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Results of 2014 Deer and Gardens EcoPeace Treaty Research

2014, the second year of research with mammals for Dr. Jim was generally a success.  There were a few small breeches here and there — probably by young deer — but generally the people got to harvest ripe vegetables and fruit.  Even the marked Hosta in front of the farmhouse was avoided. Dr. Conroy is working directly with the Deer Spirit.

This showed that the deer got what they needed in order to be in dynamic balance with the land:  food in the forest, water in the stream, as well as both safety AND RESPECT from the responsible people on the land.

Please read about this story in the book LIVE AND LET LIVE: HOW MULTIDIMENSIONAL COLLABORATION HEALS ECOSYSTEMS at sister website PlantKingdomCommunications.com.

EcoPeace Treaties are mediated between mammals and others.

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EcoPeace Treaties are mediated between mammals and others.

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EcoPeace Treaties are mediated between mammals and others.

PLEASE CLICK TO SEE SLIDE SHOW. . . . To continue keeping her end of the agreement to support the deer, during a December 21st seasonal ceremony, the director asked participants to put corn on the snow at the forests’ edge for the deer.
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To continue keeping her end of the agreement to support the deer, during a December 21st seasonal ceremony, the director asked participants to put corn on the snow at the forests’ edge for the deer.
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Deer tracks in snow, corn scattered
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Deer tracks in the forest.
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Deer tracks in the forest.
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No deer tracks in the orchard area of the demonstration gardens which were still flagged. .
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No deer tracks in the orchard area of the demonstration gardens which were still flagged.
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2013 Deer Respected at Solstice Ceremony

The director of the EcoLiteracy Center where we are doing the EcoPeace Treaty research project with the deer included them in her seasonal ceremony.

To continue keeping her end of the agreement to support the deer, during a December 21st seasonal ceremony, the director asked participants to put corn on the snow at the forests’ edge for the deer.

Tracks in the snow showed where deer were moving in forested areas, but no tracks were found around the demonstration gardens or the orchard. Even when no foliage was growing, the deer were heeding the agreements of the EcoPeace Treaty.

EcoPeace Treaties are mediated between mammals and others.

CLICK TO SEE SLIDE SHOW . . . . The demonstration garden would be a very short walk for deer from the forest's edge. However, with the EcoPeace Treaty, the deer honor the marker flags and avoid eating the marked areas.
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This is a few from the other direction. Again, the demonstration garden would be a very short walk for deer from the forest's edge. However, with the EcoPeace Treaty, the deer honor the marker flags and avoid eating the marked areas.
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Hosta by the farmhouse were NOT marked, NOT part of the EcoPeace Treaty. Therefore, they were available to deer, and the deer ate those by the farmhouse.
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However, Hosta by the demonstration gardens WERE MARKED. The deer avoided those. This shows a high degree of participation in the agreement by all parties and therefore a high degree of success.
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Pear trees were part of the demonstration gardens. They were included in the EcoPeace Treaty and marked with green flags.
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This and many other lovely ripe pears went untouched by deer.
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This and many other lovely ripe pears went untouched by deer.
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Demonstration garden areas were marked and therefore avoided by the deer.
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Demonstration garden areas were marked and therefore avoided by the deer.
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Demonstration garden areas were marked and therefore avoided by the deer.
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Demonstration garden areas were marked and therefore avoided by the deer.
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Demonstration garden areas were marked and therefore avoided by the deer.
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Demonstration garden areas were marked and therefore avoided by the deer.
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2013 Successes and Lessons with the Deer and Gardens EcoPeace Treaty

On one visit, Basia and I bumped into the director on one hillside in the valley. She told the story of a morning where she came out to the very spot we were standing and looked across the valley.  She said she saw a family of deer walking down from the ridge toward the orchard. She said that they walked down to the green flags, stopped, looked around, then turned around and headed back up the hill. Her experience reinforced everyone’s confidence that the EcoPeace Treaty was working.

From April through mid-summer, 2013, the deer stayed out of the demonstration gardens and the orchard completely.

We know that the deer were present in the valley because Hosta plants, nearby at the farmhouse (but not in the demonstration gardens and not marked off with green flags) were chewed down.

As of July 30th, 2013, about 4 months after the EcoPeace Treaty… Read more…

EcoPeace Treaties are mediated between mammals and others.

CLICK TO SEE SLIDE SHOW. . . . . . Deer lived on and around the property, often browsing on the lawn.
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The ground's keeper acidently frightened a mother deer away from it new-born baby. The groundskeeper took this photo, then left the deer to re-unite.
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Marker flags were placed in areas where the deer moved.
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Marker flags were placed in areas where the deer moved.
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Marker flags were placed in areas where the deer moved.
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Hosta was not part of the agreement, so deer ate Hosta but did not touch the roses which grew right nest to the Hosta.
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Hosta was not part of the agreement, so deer ate Hosta but did not touch the roses which grew right nest to the Hosta.
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2013 Roses and Deer EcoPeace Treaty

After a season living within the EcoPeace Treaty structure, the deer were accepted on the property.

EcoPeace Treaty Structure

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In the EcoPeace Treaty Agreement between the deer on the property in Rumson, NJ and the 550+ rose bushes, the deer are getting what they need to live: food (plenty of other plants on the property) water (there is a water source), safety (no hunting) and therefore a good place to bear their young.

August 7, 2013

Note the agreed-upon marker flags in place and the rose bushes, buds, and blossoms are untouched.

August 24, 2013

These photos show that the deer have eaten the Hosta but since the rose bushes were marked with flags according to the EcoPeace Treaty agreement, the rose bushes are untouched.

EcoPeace Treaties are mediated between mammals and others.

2013 Video: Dr. Jim Conroy talks about working with the Deer

Dr. Jim Conroy talks about the EcoPeace Treaty between the deer, the demonstration vegetable gardens at the EcoLiteracy Center, and the people who are responsible for the land.

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PLEASE CLICK TO SEE SLIDE SHOW and read the story below.
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2013 Deer LOVE Hosta, But Don’t Eat the Marked Beds

Only a few beds of Hosta were marked with flags on the EcoPeace Treaty research property.  Those were the bed nearest to the demonstration gardens.

Since the deer were getting what they wanted in the scope of the EcoPeace Treaty–food in the forest, water, safety, and respect from the people–they were avoiding those marked bed.

Many other beds of Hosta were located all around the farm house.  Those were not flagged so the deer did not avoid those, since they love Hosta.  This shows that the deer were keeping their agreement within the EcoPeace Treaty.

Please notice that the beautiful pears on a young pear tree are intact, untouched by the deer since that area was flagged also.

On the same day, August 21, 2013, the rest of the demonstration gardens were in good shape.

In August, the grasses that surround the small stream in the valley are maturing.

EcoPeace Treaties are mediated between mammals and others.

PLEASE CLICK TO SEE SLIDE SHOW. . . . . Early in the season, deer activity was common. Blue arrows point to a stem where there are intact rose buds. The red arrow points to a stem where the bud was eaten.
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Marker flags are part of the EcoPeace Treaty agreement with the deer. They are NOT repellents; they are simply markers to show the deer where the people prefer that they not eat.
Marker flags are part of the EcoPeace Treaty agreement with the deer.  They are NOT repellents; they are simply markers to show the deer where the people prefer that they not eat.
Marker flags are part of the EcoPeace Treaty agreement with the deer. They are NOT repellents; they are simply markers to show the deer where the people prefer that they not eat.
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Marker flags are part of the EcoPeace Treaty agreement with the deer. They are NOT repellents; they are simply markers to show the deer where the people prefer that they not eat.
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June 17, 2013. Deer footprints are seen right next to rose bushes and there is no evidence of any buds, foliage, or blossoms being eaten.
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June 17, 2013. Deer footprints are seen right next to rose bushes and there is no evidence of any buds, foliage, or blossoms being eaten.
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June 17, 2013. Deer footprints are seen right next to rose bushes and there is no evidence of any buds, foliage, or blossoms being eaten.
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2013 EcoPeace Treaty with Roses and Deer, Rumson, NJ

There are 550+ rose bushes on this Rumson, NJ, estate.

Deer love to eat the tiny rose buds.  We think it’s like candy to them.

May 28, 2013: Dr. Jim Conroy mediated an EcoPeace Treaty between the deer and the rose bushes…

In a similar way to the EcoPeace Treaty at the EcoLiteracy Center between the deer and the vegetable gardens, he offered the use of the green utility flags to mark the areas that the people were asking the deer to avoid.

June 17, 2013: Note the deer footprints in the mulch, but no rose buds, blossoms, or foliage was eaten.

EcoPeace Treaties are mediated between mammals and others.

CLICK TO SEE SLIDE SHOW. . . . . . The distance to the forest from the demonstration gardens is very short--an easy walk for the deer.
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As of July 30, 2013, there is very little evidence of deer activity.
As of July 30, 2013, there is very little evidence of deer activity.
As of July 30, 2013, there is very little evidence of deer activity.
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This is main alley between the "handicapped" demonstration garden and the "patio" demonstration garden.
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As of July 30, 2013, there is very little evidence of deer activity.
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As of July 30, 2013, there is very little evidence of deer activity.
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2013 Deer and Vegetables EcoPeace Treaty Becomes Clearer

As the season is progressing, I am finding that the marker flag placement must be closer together.  It seems that deer cannot imagine a line between two flag if they can’t see both flags at the same time.  There has been a little nibbling at the vegetables.

We suspect that it’s the young deer.  But, for the most part, even the juice lettuces remain untouched.  That is a success.