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Hi, Iโ€™m Kirsty, Iโ€™ve been on Mastodon since the big fleeing of Twitter in August and Iโ€™m now putting down some adventitious roots in sunbeam.city.

Iโ€™m a horticulture student in Glasgow, Scotland and my main area of interest is local food production but anything related to plants, soil, the environment, climate etc is my jam.

The usual caveats apply: nae TERFs, nae SWERFs, nae Nazis

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My Venus flytrap is starting to put on new growth so I must be doing something to keep it happy ๐Ÿ™‚

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Japanese photographer Hisakata Hiroyuki has decided to dedicate a fair portion of his time to shooting cats during their totally serious combat practices, and the result is purrrfect! <3

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For , I present Bat Flight at Carlsbad. If you can go, it's wild. Was able to go in September of 2017. Roswell, NM is close by too if you're into aliens. ๐Ÿ‘ฝ

Bat Flight Program - Carlsbad Caverns National Park (U.S. National Park Service)

nps.gov/cave/planyourvisit/bat

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Enjoying the sun today is Hepatica nobilis. It's a slow growing semi-evergreen and I find it does better in pots than in the ground. It's petals tend to shimmer in the sun.

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Tree coppicing illustration for sustainable woodland management

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If I was a dictator anyone with a golf club membership would be forced to personally assist in re-wilding courses, eating any balls that they find in the process.

โ€˜A community fridge is opening in Pollokshields in a bid to reduce food waste and encourage sharing between locals... It looks to enable residents and local businesses to share surplus food and for anyone to help themselves to quality food that would otherwise be wastedโ€™

This looks interesting, does anyone know if this has worked well in other areas?

glasgowlive.co.uk/news/glasgow

We were trying out this method of leaf propagation in class today, I canโ€™t wait to see the tiny new plants emerge gardenersworld.com/how-to/grow

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Green infrastructure and public space is never apolitical. Designers are in the middle of it and should not shy away from taking a position.

foreground.com.au/public-domai

#ecology #urbanism #city #gentrification

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I added a self-care page to the wiki: wiki.sunbeam.city/doku.php?id=
Please help contribute in any way you can.

From a sad person that needs help, to all the other sad persons that need help, this is for us, this is for you.

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Oregon state university is running a free online course from April the 22nd to May the 20th

open.oregonstate.edu/courses/p

If you enroll and need an accountability partner, feel free to contact me :blobderpy:

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Follow up to the permaculture course I posted yesterday, I found this on the same platform:

Governance in Co-operatives
Jan 21 - Mar 12, 2019
canvas.net/browse/saskatchewan

It starts tomorrow an requires a commitment of 3hr/week
This might be of interest to a lot of people around here.

I am considering signing up, if you want study partners, get in touch in the mentions ๐Ÿ‘‡

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It turns out, some plants can hear! Their flowers can hear the sound of insects buzzing around, and they react by sweetening their nectar to make pollination more tempting.

theatlantic.com/science/archiv

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