Organic rather than transgenetic.
Labor instead of chemicals.
Diversity in place of monoculture.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
there isn't much of interest growing in my truck bed this year...mostly bunch grass...amid that grassy biomass there is a cereal grass though...an ear of winter rye is almost ripe in there ( second photo )...and when i went out to photograph it this evening i discovered a second ear has emerged ( third ) which is still in process...so two ears in a host of green...i would expect no more...however we will be patient...while we are talking grasses there's zea mays ( fourth...better known as corn in a bucket ) and northern tepehuan teosinte ( fifth )putative parent to said corn...the zea mays parvaglumis ( sixth ) is yet another variety of corn ancestor with a marked family resemblance...there is still intermediate wheat grass ( seventh) from the land institute...and yet more rye ( eighth )...a bit farther back in the yard we have the ancient emmer wheat ( ninth..and if you look towards the top there is daisy the garden cat...also ancient )...and finally there's the little guy from the genus acer in the container...he will be a somewhat larger and longer lived grass than the others.
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.