Organic rather than transgenetic.
Labor instead of chemicals.
Diversity in place of monoculture.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
“ grape vines were grown alongside olives, wheat, and barley, and were often intertwined with olive or fig trees in the mycenaean and Minoan cutltures of the second millennium bce.” A History of the World in Six Glasses, tom standage.
__________________________________________________________my back yard has an inadvertent connection with the second millennium bce...with minoans and mycenaeans...and i find it compelling that it was unintentional...yes, i planted the vines and i planted the wheat...but i envisioned grapes along the hurricane fence and a fall cover crop...not a tree full of grapes that replicates the prehistory of vineyards and an early domesticate that has as long a story...connections are everywhere if we bother to look...social...historical..cultural...human...stunning..to me at least.
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.