Pink Martini – Qué Sera Sera
Watching a Netflix documentary called Sustainable, about the problems with agriculture and industrial food production, and how to fix them. It's very interesting!
A quote from farmer Klaas Martens, being interviewed:
“every one of those [agricultural] problems can be dealt with by improving and increasing the amount of biodiversity. [...] One of my observations from farming is that whenever we have a species be dominant it’s generally the right one for the conditions, and when we have a weed take over a field, it’s quite often nature taking a problem we’ve created and trying to fix it for us.”
So I'm sure you're all familiar with the UN projection of the Earth that puts the Arctic at the center and shows all the land, but let me present to you the inverse of that, the Spilhaus projection, which centers the map on Antarctica and shows the world's ocean as the single, continuous mass of water that it is.
For anyone who wants to care for carnivorous plants, it's worth mentioning that you don't *need* to feed them. They get all the energy they need from light, and they'll happily catch household insects for nutrition. Mine catch houseflies all by themselves.
Feeding them just gives them a bit of a boost, especially when they're actively growing.
literal plant food
A got a little treat for my green sweetheart. She's growing so healthily!
Natural food sold for pet reptiles or fish is often ideal for carnivorous plants. This time I got her turtle treats. These are dried gammarus pulex, a type of freshwater amphipod crustacean. They're quite nutritious for aquatic pets, and pitcher plants will happily digest them too.
It's Dwarfism Awareness Month. Please take a little time this month to learn about some of the many conditions which cause dwarfism, like achondroplasia and growth hormone deficiency.
I like plants more than people 🌱 Probably not an actual supervillain. Probably.
Sunbeam City is a Libertarian Socialist solarpunk instance. It is ran democratically by a cooperative of like-minded individuals.