Organic rather than transgenetic.
Labor instead of chemicals.
Diversity in place of monoculture.
Sunday, August 10, 2014
truck garden ( sort of )
when you haul a lot of stuff like gypsum and compost around during a season some spillage is inevitable...plastic bags aren't tear-proof and the spillage gravitates to the bottom of the bed...cleaning out gardens at the end of a season involves the cartage of a lot of biomass...including seeds...they overwinter in the spillage and "naturalize"...next season, hey presto! a mobile garden...ian cheney ( one of the makers of the film "king corn" ) made a film called "truck farm" ( it isn't available on dvd right now but you can own the right steam it on amazon for ten bucks ) took the old pickup they drove to iowa and planted a garden in the back and goes around to schools selling the idea of community gardens...so i am at home with the idea even if this wasn't intentional...there's lamb's quarters in there ( second photo ) and asparagus ( third photo ) so one native and two edibles...what the bunch grass is for sure i don't know but i am inclined to think it's foxtail...whatever it is there's a micro season in the truck.
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.