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๐ŸŒป Professional plant person. Fled the city to a fixer upper property; set up a homestead/food forest in the mountains of with my partner and cats. Used to co-run a community garden. Nerd. Hort/ag/food policy is my jam, as well as soil science. Here to learn, and to share what I've learned. I mod r/solarpunk and the solarpunk discord.

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After freezing rain in Michigan, apples that hadnโ€™t been picked got coated in ice. Many fell off the tree. Some had their insides turn to mush as apples have lower freezing points. The mush and skin fell, leaving these โ€œghost apples.โ€

๐Ÿ“ท: Andrew Sietsema


Fingers are sore from potting up 1000s of pansy plugs the past couple of days, but excited for spring! Love the way the pansies smell.

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It's kinda cliche in the US to celebrate George Washington Carver during , but y'all I just gotta, the man is a complicated, relatable legend.

โ€ข - "We can synthesize materials for every human need from things that grow."
โ€ข huge plant nerd
โ€ข chronic health issues
โ€ข frustrated genius
โ€ข probably bisexual, possibly gray-ace
โ€ข orphan, survivor of slavery and endless racism
โ€ข radical Christian
โ€ข terrible at capitalism
โ€ข early champion of ,

obituary for a friend #death #grief Show more

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On April 15 #ExtinctionRebellion will shut down London, demanding a sane response to the climate crisis, guided by citizen assemblies.

If you support this plan, you need to know about #vTaiwan - the world's most advanced citizen participation process.


About to go on a weeding rampage. This is my weeding/guerrilla gardening theme song . Even if you think you don't like this sort of music, try hanging around to Dessa's part (1:40) which is amazing. The lyrics are solarpunk af. "My girl gave me a bolt cutter / We love to break in / Reclaim all the spaces / They forgot they had taken / And all this is ours / It's gonna be what we make it / If only the stars were close enough we would paint them"

๐ŸŒป r/solarpunk has passed the 5000 member mark!!! ๐ŸŒป It's a great place to share things you want to be seen by a lot of people - positive news, good organizations, useful ideas, inspirational art or music, etc.

Picture is a hamster wearing a mammal outfit, in front of some branches of flowering quince. For extra plant oomph, at each corner there are yet more plants - some succulents, some clip art

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โ€œWe destroy plants at our peril. Neither we nor any other animal can survive without them. The time has now come for us to cherish our green inheritance, not to pillage it. For without it, we will surely perish.โ€

โ€“ David Attenborough,
The Private Life of Plants

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guys, look at this bat #baturday smallest bat in the world, bumblebee bat

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The whole 16-page zine is available free of charge right over here:

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Story of my life. ๐Ÿ˜ญ The disarming case to act right NOW on . Please watch this video & seriously re-think everything you do, every step you take throughout your day can be changed & is easy to adapt to. I'm new to Mastodon, & I plan on tooting tips I've taken to lower my own impact on this planet. Keeping these thoughts to myself only stresses me out more...๐Ÿ“ข ๐Ÿ˜ถ

I read some distilling info online and everyone kept referencing this book, so I picked it up. It really doesn't have too much additional information for what you can find already, though there is a section in the back where they give tips on dealing with particular types of plants.

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Found a basic guide for dressing in the cold, in case it is helpful for those enduring and about to enduring dangerously cold weather. Try to stay warm y'all!

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Sourdough adventures complete!
It is so delicious, I couldn't be more thrilled! The bread cures is finally lifted!
I've nearly eaten one loaf already. The other (prettier) loaf was gifted to my neighbors. Looks like I'll be waking my starter up sooner then later. :blobaww:

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Sunbeam City ๐ŸŒป

Sunbeam City is a Libertarian Socialist solarpunk instance. It is ran democratically by a cooperative of like-minded individuals.