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Life is Good Blues

Apr 22 '14
Garden grand opening!

Garden grand opening!

Apr 22 '14
"Black farmers and gardeners have been growing and raising food before it was cool, when it was what one did for survival. They were organic before organic–few could afford fertilizers and modern farm equipment; biodynamic before biodynamic–the earth-cosmos-animal-human connection has always been a major tenet of pre-Christianity African-centered spirituality and farming; sustainable before sustainable–can’t misuse what you ain’t got; local before local–black farmers’ had limited local selling power because of few profitable wholesale and retail opportunities and institutionalized racism; and, they are all small family farms."
Apr 22 '14

yellowtulipfinch:

New family portraits with the puppy of my destruction, Burdock… will he ever cease chewing on everything?!

Apr 22 '14
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(Source: mariaedith59)

Apr 21 '14
"…if we were just honest about who we are and what we are and where we wanna go and if we learn to have that discourse. Things like racism are institutionalized. It’s systemic. You might not know any bigots. You may think “Well, I don’t hate black people, so I’m not a racist.” But you benefit from racism just by merit of the color of your skin. There’s opportunities you have - you’re privileged in ways that you may not even realize because you haven’t been deprived in certain ways. We need to talk about these things in order for them to change."

Dave Chappelle, Inside the Actors Studio (via thepoorinspirit)

So umm I love Dave Chappelle even more now. 

(via separationbymitosis)

Apr 21 '14
The garden’s first passion flower. :)

The garden’s first passion flower. :)

Apr 20 '14
bongsniffer:

i woke up like dis

bongsniffer:

i woke up like dis

(Source: wilburwhateley)

Apr 20 '14

biodiverseed:

hqcreations:

Garden Irrigation with Ollas

Ollas are an unglazed terracotta vessel that traditionally resembles a bulbous vase with a tight neck. The vessel is filled with water then buried in the soil. The water slowly and gently releases through the porous clay to hydrate the plant.

Super bummed out we couldn’t find a pottery studio to make our own, so I’m experimenting with some ~8in high terracotta pots that should serve the same purpose. Protip: reuse wine corks to plug up the drainage hole. I bought matching lids to cover the pots to prevent mosquito infestations and reduce evaporation.

So far so good. I’m only testing on the gardening box that receives the most intense amount of sunlight. The water levels were almost completely drained at 7 days with temperature ranging for 30F to 60F in the past week. I’m sure the water level will go faster in the summer, but at least this means I can take a few days of vacation and not panic. The drawback to my vessels is that it does take away a bit of surface planting space.

I’ll probably do an update this summer to see how things hold up!

Three cheers for osmosis and capillary-action, the two best friends of gardeners interested in water conservation.

#garden hacks #garden science 

Apr 20 '14
Apr 20 '14

18 days of construction, over 100 volunteers, and more than 5 days worth of of overtime it’s finally here! In December I accepted the “Garden and Kitchen Coordinator” position at El Sol, a local non-profit (look us up we’re extra awesome!) and I am so glad I got this garden built in under one month! 3 members have already planted and we have a 9 family waiting list already! We’re opening on Earth day and I am so touched that listening to this land is your land is literally making me bawl.

..We want to start a low income kids summer camp teaching healthy eating and environmental education next summer- contact me if you’re interested in a paid internship doing just that!

Apr 20 '14
Arcade Fire - Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) (The Suburbs)

lostlostinthemusic:

Arcade Fire - Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)

Apr 20 '14

springgreens:

Bobby Petersen’s loft space in a Victorian warehouse | Tottenham

(Source: theguardian.com)