Organic rather than transgenetic.
Labor instead of chemicals.
Diversity in place of monoculture.
Thursday, July 16, 2015
flower and bees
the largest of the back yard teosinte plants has cleared the top of the cage and has begun to flower...seems a bit early to me but the plant shave their own schedule and haven't consulted me about mine...they didn't request a spot in the back yard either...i made that choice...so...fair enough...a peek down into the stalk reveals more on the way and when flowers appear ears are not long in forming...how many is another decision in the plant's control...about all i can do is watch and take photos...like its descendant maize, teosinte is wind pollinated so the trio of leafcutter bees i found while i was poking around out there won't be of much use to the ancient grass...they will, however, help out around the yard and the neighborhood..and i am pleased to be finding groups of bees ( even though they aren't social...makes you wonder exactly what was going on on that bloom ) instead of lone pollinators...at least there was some bee success this season and, one hopes, there can be work done towards establishing a permanent population.
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.