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- Free Heirloom Seed Sign-Up (3 Sisters, Sunflowers, Red Clover) ~ Evansville, Indiana
https://tinyurl.com/freeseedsignup Food prices are going up and biodiversity is going down, so let's grow our own food from heirloom seed lines. Pollinators love these plants, too. Species available: Sunflowers, Pole Beans, Corn, Squash, Red Clover. Sign up here to get FREE heirloom seeds! Plus red clover seed! Choose from the seed list and/or make a special request of a type of beans, corn, squash, and/or sunflowers to get exactly what you want to plant in your 2023 garden. Choose up to 5 varieties. Bags of seeds will be healthy portions. Share, share alike! Seeds will be available starting in March 2023 in Evansville, IN. Experiment with the ancient Indigenous technique of intercropping with the Three Sisters: pole beans, squash, and corn grown all together in a plot. Do an Internet search for "growing 3 sisters" to get more information about how beans, squash, and corn support each other structurally and chemically when grown and eaten together. Sunflowers are beautiful! All of these sunflowers are good eating, too. Red clover contains estrogen, fixes nitrogen from the air into the soil, and serves as a living mulch for plantings. Most of the seeds on offer here are from seed lines stewarded into modern times since time immemorial by Indigenous North American farmers. Contact person: Lindsey Krantz email@example.com 510-478-6615 Evansville, IN 47714 *** I strive to buy organic seed, but there might be some non-organic varieties included in this community seed distribution. ABSOLUTELY ZERO GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS (G.M.O.) ARE USED IN THIS PROJECT. *** Details are forthcoming about when/where to pick up seeds. Don't worry--I'll get them to you! This community seed distribution is part of a project entitled "Inspirational Three Sisters Sunshine Experiment with Sunflowers and Community Seed Distribution in Evansville, Indiana." This project is supported by New Growth Landscapes & Irrigation and by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under award number 2021-38640-34714 through the North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program under subaward number FNC22-1337. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE. USDA is an equal opportunity employer and service provider. https://tinyurl.com/freeseedsignup
- "Hurry to Play": my poem-drawing from REFUSE: A JOURNAL OF ICONOCLASMS, Issue #2
Hello, Beloved Readers! The cool people over at Incite Seminars have sparked off a new post-scholarly journal called REFUSE: A JOURNAL OF ICONOCLASMS. Oh, how I love the term "post-scholarly" and all (most?) of what it implies. In their essay called "Antiwork and Overemployed," journal editor Natalia Smirnov ties together every entry in Issue #2 of REFUSE. Natalia writes, "If schizophrenia is the diagnosis for our outpouring excess, perhaps we can consider this issue as one small step toward Ursula Curiosa’s poetic prescription to 'shove Capital’s statute of madness back into its face' and then 'hurry to create communities of joy.'" Read "Antiwork and Overemployed" here: https://refusejournal.com/antiwork-and-overemployed/ My contribution to Issue #2 is a poem-drawing called "Hurry to Play," as displayed above. It is available at this link, too: https://refusejournal.com/hurry-to-play/ Start at the journal's homepage to read the entirety of Issue #2 and the archived Issue #1, too: https://refusejournal.com/
- Operational Insecurity: Dad's Story About Asking His Father Questions
By Ursula Curiosa First draft written on May 11, 2022 Published July 10, 2022 "Operational Insecurity: Dad's Story About Asking His Father Questions" A conversation with my Dad sparked me to write this reflective warning to my Beloved Readers and Listeners. It took place in the evening in Spring 2022 at his home, which lies just to the North of Boonville, Indiana. Dad has always taken moments out of his life to explain things to me. I appreciate it immensely, especially after he told me a story a few weeks ago about his father: “Dad was real sweet with me when I was little, until I started to ask, 'Why?'” Perhaps my non-stop analysis tires Dad. He respects me when I ask him, “Why?” With me, Dad broke the cycle of abuse and has NEVER beaten the living shit out of the backs of my legs with a switch for asking, “Why?” Dad does his best to answer me. Such engagement encourages me to keep asking, “Why?” Dad nurtures my curious spirit, which is curious in many ways. My curiosity hungers for theory and explanation and action. And so, Dad's intense curiosity has infused into my world. He spots quality from far away by looking for it in his surroundings, perhaps near “my cabin at the edge of the woods,” as he describes his home. The action part is why I write this essay today and will edit it down and polish it in the near future. I will then publish it after my parents die, or perhaps while they still live, if I'm feeling frisky. The reason that I want to propagate this nugget of a reflection in the ether and into the future is so that my Opa's brutality can serve the prosocial purpose of encouraging my Readers and their Comrades to keep asking, “Why?” Lack of good-faith discussions of questions about motivation, targets, tactics, strategies, etc. dooms any effort towards justice and knowledge of self. Dad and all other Seekers of Wisdom will be vindicated sooner or later, though perhaps only in death. Let's be curious. Asking this key question demands an answer beyond retaliatory physical, social, and/or psychological punishment. The Movement should keep this in mind. When people fancying themselves to be leaders withhold explanation of a critique, sometimes that's for security purposes and it can quite often be hidden away with that justification—damn near always, in fact. If that offends you, this essay was written for you, Comrade.
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- Germination Adventures | Catalpa Tree Publish
Germination Adventures: June 5, 2022 Photography by Lindsey Krantz Mosaics by Marissa Rayborn
- Community Seed Distribution | Catalpa Tree Publish
Spring 2023: Community Seed Distribution NO COST TO PARTICIPANTS! To register for seeds: Chat on this site with the "Let's Chat!" button OR Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "Community Seed Distribution" This project is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under award number 2021-38640-34714 through the North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program under subaward number FNC22-1337. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE. USDA is an equal opportunity employer and service provider. In Spring 2023, this Project distributes about $1,000.00 worth of heirloom/ancient seeds. The community can replicate and/or innovate on this Project's design to grow highly nutritious produce to eat, barter, and/or sell as a specialty crop.
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