Organic rather than transgenetic.
Labor instead of chemicals.
Diversity in place of monoculture.
Sunday, June 22, 2014
collards and maize
i was scolded ( albeit mildly so ) over a dearth of collard greens in the community garden yesterday as i was working away...so in my travels yesterday afternoon i searched for collards to transplant...there would seem to have been a run on collard plants across northwest indiana this season...the stock reply was "out of stock"..."just sold the last of them yesterday"....or some such evasion...so i procured some seeds instead and planted them in the garden this morning...while i was there i noticed some of the maize had taken something of a pounding in yesterday's weather...not to worry...i righted them and hilled some soil around the base opposite the side of the prevailing wind...the plants need to be upright for the pole beans to vine on...the cucumbers...wrapped securely around trellis poles, weathered the storm in their proper orientation...they look to be headed for a prolific season.
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.