Cuddling for warmth can be viewed as a primordial form of mutual aid and the co-production of a public good. In this essay I will

our lady devourer of oppressors
our lady breaker of chains
our lady of perpetual revolution
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Why I do all this crazy stuff in my garden.
With bonus bug if you click to see the full size.

At I got to hear a talk abut Emotional Anarchy co-presented by Jahed Momand, "a -based anarchist interested in epistemological anarchism and radical approaches to science."

C4SS just posted an interview with him from that weekend on

Some WIP shots of the new set for work. They're tiny environments. I'm almost done with the set so I'll try to remember to share a few of the finished ones after that!

#wip #freelance #environments

I’ve never used this app, but it’s a wonderful idea:

“Falling Fruit is a celebration of the overlooked culinary bounty of our city streets.”

“Our edible map is not the first of its kind, but it aspires to be the world's most comprehensive. While our users contribute locations of their own, we comb the internet for pre-existing knowledge, seeking to unite the efforts of foragers, foresters, and freegans everywhere.”

"The claim is often made that scientific agriculture has a high productivity, but if we calculate the energy efficiency of production, we find that this decreases with mechanization.

Natural farming requires only one man-day of labor to recover 130 pounds of rice, or 200,000 kilocalories of food energy, from a quarter-acre of land. The energy input needed to recover 200,000 kilocalories from the land in this way is the 2,000 kilocalories required to feed one farmer for one day.

Cultivation with horses or oxen requires an energy input five to ten times as great, and mechanized agriculture calls for an input of from ten to fifty times as much energy."
- Fukuoka, The Natural Way of Farming

"I tell people that our first act of sovereignty is planting food,” Allard said. “Our first act is taking care of self. So no matter what we do, if we’re not taking care of self, we’ve already failed.”

Link: There's Metal in Them Thar Trees!

"One of the most famous examples of a hyperaccumulator species is a tree endemic to the island of New Caledonia called Pycnandra acuminata. New Caledonia is a hot spot for metalliferous soils so finding such a tree there is not terribly surprising. What is surprising is just how much metal this tree accumulates. One study found that its blue-green sap contains upwards of 25% nickel. "

(Via @sohkamyung )

#plants #botany #nature

The 5th oldest living non-clonal tree in the world has been discovered in North Carolina, with an estimated age of 2624 years. It's the oldest known wetland tree.

It lives among a group of similarly ancient trees, many of which are over a millennium old.

Bald cypresses are swamp dwellers. They're very adaptable and hardy, recording stories of the changing climate in their wood. Sadly, less than 1% of North America's original bald cypress forests remain after ruthless amounts of logging.

A fascinating look at aroids (Araceae), plants that produce heat. How much heat? The Brazilian plant Philodendron bipinnatifidum actually burns fat to produce temperatures up to 115 °F (46 °C) for two nights and "consumes oxygen at a rate comparable to that of a flying hummingbird".

#Nature #Biology #Plants #Aroid #Araceae

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