Organic rather than transgenetic.
Labor instead of chemicals.
Diversity in place of monoculture.
Saturday, June 7, 2014
no no-till this season
a week can bring a lot of changes in the garden...and a lot of them in industry too...the field behind the big box stores is still available for development...but there doesn't seem to be enough financial will to get anything going in this "shovel ready property"...so it has been leased and plowed in the six days since i was last by here ( tomato cages for the community garden and some supplies to start work on some trellises when the cucumbers are ready for them today )...the bi-polar monoculture of corn and beans has rotated around to dense yellow #2 by my reckoning and that would explain the plowing...no till corn is done around here...i found some north of wheeler last year i believe...but not this field...it never was no till for corn...so i expect to see little examples of engineered zea family plants out here soon...if we're lucky the seed company will put up some signs and hybrid numbers for us to gawk at, photograph, research, and...maybe... collect...i believe i will be stopping off to monitor the field by the supermarket ( which i am assuming will be soy beans this year ) tomorrow either before or after a community garden/pgp trip...there will be a post about movement ( or non-movement ) sometime tomorrow...just as an add on...research informs me that as of june second 95% of the corn crop in indiana is planted...so this is reasonably late planting.
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.