Organic rather than transgenetic.
Labor instead of chemicals.
Diversity in place of monoculture.
Sunday, May 11, 2014
let's see what kind of data we get from this.
i have a fair sized colony of jerusalem artichokes in my back yard that have occupied a bed for several yeas now...i plan to maintain that bed and add additional water when i think it is warranted ( they are natives and acclimated and tough as nails...but they still wilt from time to time )...i also have them cropping up in places i don't want them and so i began to cull the rouges this afternoon...eight in all ( so far )...rather than toss them into the compost bin to grow there i decided to plant them in an unused bed and allow them only rainfall as sustenance over the season...whatever the outcome...and then compare harvests ( per plant ) when the time comes...if it is a difficult summer the harvests should vary accordingly...if not then i have more tubers...the natives should be the "canary in a coal mine" for climate change...maybe...recent research that i have read says plants' native range may migrate two hundred kilometers northward with the coming changes...jerusalem artichokes are native to all forty-eight contiguous states except new mexico, arizona, and nevada...a two hundred kilometer northward shift in range still leaves them native here...we'll see as it goes along.
an industrial worker and university student (everyone needs a hobby...my hobbies have evolved and, to keep things straight, i have left my formal student career behind for reasons that are too detailed to delve into here...continuing to be a student of life however and not adverse to learning...stasis is death ) sliding down the back side of middle age...a social loner with collectivist leanings...explain that.