Pinned toot

Moving my not-explicitly-solarpunk aspects to @cathal as it has a more welcoming atmosphere for more general conversation. I'll be trying to keep this account only for topics that are explicitly welcome on Sunbeam from now on.

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* I'm and proud of it! :)
* I love growing things!
* Pro-nuclear as a matter of urgency, though I want Solar to win long-term
* Something of a solitary resilience experimenter; I think a lot about how I'd manage watering and feeding and powering my family if an extended polycrisis happened.
* Studied genetics, spent a few years biohacking in a basement lab, strongly pro-science.
* Always trying to bridge the gaps between environmentalist ideology and science.

Semi-naked climate protesters disrupt Brexit debate

Activists spent almost 20 minutes with their hands glued to the public gallery and buttocks facing the chamber

theguardian.com/world/2019/apr

more oath worm, death-adjacent Show more

oath worm poem Show more

This is Icarus. The farthest away single star we've ever seen. It's a blue supergiant star, not a supernova or gamma ray burst or anything, just a star, seen from 9 𝘣𝘪𝘭𝘭𝘪𝘰𝘯 light years away.

We were only able to see it for a time because it was Gravitationally Lensed by passing directly behind another star and then magnified further by other galaxy clusters and dark matter. Spacetime acted like a telescope for this single star, magnifying about 2000 times.
smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/

Hey! The Global Climate Strike for Future is happening tomorrow, 15th March 🔔

Tens of thousands—possibly millions—of students will be striking school tomorrow because the systematic failure to curb biosphere collapse makes a mockery of learning 🔥

Whether you're a student or not, try and get to your local one! ✊

fridaysforfuture.org/events/ma #fff #FridaysForFuture

Is this #solarpunk? On the walk home from work I spotted this house near the edge of the city. They tapped the trees in their yard for syrup/sap! How cool is that!

They were getting a lot too. There were several more trees tapped not in this photo. Some jugs were 1/4 full and it had only been a day at most. It was visibly drip drip dripping into the jugs.

tea inquiry Show more

I think the Crow Box is hella - sort this out with a solar panel and adapt it to collect things that matter more than coins:
thecrowbox.com

The purpose of life Show more

Ok, lovely Masto people, I have a PDF copy of the zine you can download if you are interested. Because of the way it is put together it is 20MB - any less and it is unreadable.

dropbox.com/s/fftnxg6mtgfnwrg/

Please remember that this is MY FIRST ZINE and so while I welcome constructive criticism, nit picking will make me 😭

[I am still working out the logistics for a printed version, so that will be a little while.]

K, thx, bye.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar expresses support for students striking for #climate next week
"Friday, 15 March has been named as an international day of action on #climateChange."
#ireland #schoolStrike
thejournal.ie/climate-change-s

Fediverse Fed Discourse [1/~] Show more

figuring out how to harness oyster mushrooms to decompose trash into fertilizer at an accelerated rate because #solarpunk

Spent a little while this evening sieving the frass out of my single-box mealworm setup. This time, I am seeing little larvae, indicating that the adults are successfully mating, and the cycle is working. I'm still harvesting plenty of pupae to feed to the wild-birds (I pay my taxes! :) ).
I'm thinking it might be time to start taking some pictures and document it for / @actionweek. I started this as an experiment in a temperate-climate alternative to black-soldier-fly composting, and so far it's looking like a success.. although I'm still learning, and there's plenty more to be learned on how to do this best.
Managing "wet" waste, in particular, is going to be harder to do with this method: I think Darkling Beetles (=mealworms) prefer mostly dry conditions. Possibly this can be managed with partial dehydration/solar-drying of waste, or perhaps just "mix with sawdust", but then you're maybe just hot-composting. Like I said, lots to learn. :)

Darn it, I posted my 'Creating a mini forest garden border' a few days too soon, and now it's . Well, I'll throw it into the @actionweek mix anyhow :greensun: :_earth:
gwenfarsgarden.info/2019/02/cr

My intention is to show you how you can use the principles of creating a forest garden on a small urban garden scale. I aim to create a space that offers food for myself and for pollinators, that works within my health limitations (I have the chronic illness, ME), and that adds beauty to my small garden, whilst also being low maintenance.

I'm reading "The Iron Woman" (Ted Hughes) to my girls and it's so much rawer and angrier than "The Iron Man", concerning itself this time with pollution rather than war.
It's actually scaring them a bit, the idea of nature being in pain and this raging giant woman coming for revenge.
I'll hope for a resolution that gives them hope and resolve (a seed of ?) rather than despair.. :/

"People with physical and mental health problems saw improvement, through the remission of migraines, fatigue and depression, for example, or relief from the symptoms of fibromyalgia, celiac disease or IBS,” the report prepared by the Basic Income Canada Network claimed. “People succeeded in gaining or losing weight to be healthier. Some were also better able to manage other conditions or disabilities.”

Fuck work, fuck exploitation, fuck capitalism.

inverse.com/article/53466-basi

Today: Got planting soil prepared, inoculated 3 logs with 3 different types of tasty , planted my . Looking forward to having another block of time in which to plant my other seeds/bulbs/etcetera, I have _so many things_ I want to try growing this year. 👨‍🌾

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