Organic rather than transgenetic.
Labor instead of chemicals.
Diversity in place of monoculture.
Monday, June 4, 2018
berries are not normally associated with eleusis but i am starting there anyway...they berries are going strong and ripening while the plants are robust and producing daughters by the score....we have quite the season going on...see the berry blog for details...
they doubtlessly did not grow teosinte in eleusis either ( and, most likely, still do not )..it does have ears however and a serious connection to at least one major grain..so ti tossed in a photo...
rye came west through asia minor where it was domesticated in the neolithic era...so there is a possibility it was grown in eleusis even though, at the moment i cannot confirm or deny it...
however i do know from reading account of pausanias concerning the cult of demeter and the eleusinian mysteries that the grew wheat in eleusis...and so do i and, importantly, the first ears have appeared...not so mysterious...i planted the seed in late march and it is three months later...this is black tipped wheat and it is the first to irrupt in ears...the hard red spring, emmer, einkorn, dwarf syrian, and pacific bluestem are all still holding back...once one starts though the flood gates open so i am hoping for seed heads in the next few weeks across the bed...time to break out the bird tape soon enough.
an ex- industrial worker ( the continued automation of jobs, condensing of ownership, plant closings, trade wars, and degradation of living standards here has rendered me a former industrial worker...now just part-time lumpen proletariat) 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.