Organic rather than transgenetic.
Labor instead of chemicals.
Diversity in place of monoculture.
Friday, June 20, 2014
knee high before summer...
...much less july...the maize in the garden is past my left knee...a folk measure of crop health that we have passed after only thirty-one days...a few days ago there was only one squash plant in leaf and another just breaking the surface of the soil...today there are eleven up along the three sister's bed ( second photo )...the pole bean plant in the third photo is extending its vine and will ( perhaps with a little help ) soon find the maize behind it for support...fern's pod corn is enjoying the warmth and moisture and using it to its own purposes...we have had a season going on for some time, move and all...that season is going through an irruption with the plant population now up to two hundred and twenty-seven individuals from sixteen varieties of food plants...it is more impressive in person...stop by sometime...you might happen on a gardener.
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.