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After freezing rain in Michigan, apples that hadn’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 “ghost apples.”

📷: 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.

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

obituary for a friend #death #grief 

Let me tell you about him, he was a sweet loving person even during those difficult teenage years. A talented musician with a gentle sense of humor. A humanist who cared about people. He became a pastor focused on loving everyone and interfaith dialogue. He also had a MS and taught children science. He was hit and killed by a driver who was impatient to get around a schoolbus. He leaves behind a grieving family, community, and anyone lucky enough to have known him. The thing is, he wouldn't want people to wallow in grief, he would want it to move them to make the world a better place, one filled with more love, more beauty, more understanding. Requiescat in pace, John.

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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"

🌻 r/solarpunk has passed the 5000 member mark!!! 🌻 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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“We 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.”

– David Attenborough,
The Private Life of Plants

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

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 🌻

Sunbeam City is a anticapitalist, antifascist solarpunk instance that is run collectively.