Organic rather than transgenetic.
Labor instead of chemicals.
Diversity in place of monoculture.
Sunday, January 6, 2013
it's january and the wheat grass domesticates are giving some signs of the onset of dormancy...but...it's supposed to warm up in the coming week and that may call a halt to that...the forage wheat grass is exhibiting a little less chlorophyll than my last visit and the eastern gamagrass is just about done going dormant...quite a variation in behaviors...however the wheat grass is not native to northwest indiana and the gamagrass is...evolutionary biology may be playing a role in the different behaviors of distant relatives...the winter wheat planted in the fields around here ( i did not plant any this fall for a number of reasons...but i do believe i will find some space for some spring wheat ) shows no signs of dormancy either ( haven't found a field of rye yet ) so, perhaps, there is a closer wheat grass/wheat relationship ( which probably goes without saying...but i said it anyway ) always curious about triggers, i will be paying attention to both the weather and plant behaviors...more as it comes up.
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.