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"What we need is a great, powerful, tremulous falling back in love with our old, ancient, primordial Beloved, which is the Earth herself."

emergencemagazine.org/intervie

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Someone carved the alphabet into a tree and let it deform for five years and made a font out of it: bjoernkarmann.dk/occlusion-gro

Transplants are in and enjoying the cloud cover and gentle rains today. We planted a bit differently this year - experimenting with intentional, strategic interplanting - to observe the effects on plant health and resilience, diversification of soil biology, and beneficial insect support (and their role in pest management). For example in the first bed we have indeterminate tomatoes, hot peppers, basil, marigolds, and sunflowers all intermingled with appropriate spacing and placement.

70 Organic WV Mountaineer Delight tomato plants are heading to the Extension Master Gardener plant sale this weekend. 🤗

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I'm happy to introduce our new ultra-low tech CMS for smol, accessible websites. The goal was to make something that could be self-hosted, but friendly enough for people who don't SFTP or use a terminal. 3 PHP files, Apache, and Gemtext. Should work on any dumb old Apache host; a technical person could manage many of these for friends and family with zero maintenance. Happy to answer any questions or take bug reports.

lichen.sensorstation.co/

#theWorkshop

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This is the section of a single blade of grass observed under a microscope. the smiling faces are the channels through which the water is sucked.

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Can you trap a galaxy in a crystal ball? I tried! Back in 2018 I took this image of the Milky Way through a crystal ball from ESO's Paranal Observatory in Chile.

#astronomy #astrophotography

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the other day I found out something cool about arrhenia chlorocyanea
it only associates with the moss around it because that's what it's feeding on!
I love seeing these because they're pretty and look for them every spring

#mycology #sporespondence

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What are your favorite summer crop varieties? Let's make a fedi faves list. ✨ 🍅 🥕 🌱

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tap-tap-tap. is this tusk on? Hi, I'm Chris! I make interactive and time-based wood, metal, and found-object sculptures, which both embrace and question technology. and they, like, glow and stuff ✨😊

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"what's an alternative to Twitter I can move to?"

idunno, walking in the woods, making music

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The UC Berkeley botanical garden was advertising how the Puya alpestris are flowering right now and they even have a page up about it (the video linking from it shows one of the current blooms):

botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu/c

so we went to see it and of course I find a four-petaled flower (normal is three) on one of the massive, 2+ meter-tall flower spike with hundreds of flowers.

They really are this metallic blue-green in real life and look like something in/a part of an alien landscape.

#plants #florespondence

- Cosmic Purple Carrots: Bright sweet flavor, stunningly beautiful purple exterior with orange interior. Easy to start and grows without much fuss. Does really well with drip irrigation.

- Super Shepherd Sweet Pepper: Rich sweet flavor, high yield, thick-walled high quality fruits. Easy to start and grow. One of the last plants to leave the garden going into fall! Excellent roasted and frozen to enjoy throughout winter months.

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- Marketmore Cucumber: Very high yields with seemingly continuous supply. Easy to start and keep. Nice flavor.

- Sweet Genovese Basil: Highly productive, rich in flavor. Very easy keeper in the garden. Makes excellent pesto that can be frozen and used throughout the winter months.

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- West Virginia Mountaineer Delight Tomatoes: Highly productive, disease-resistant, and overall easy and pleasant to have in the garden. In my experience they are really tolerant of inconsistent/dramatic weather conditions.

- Contender Green Beans: Prolific bush bean variety with great flavor and continuous production through the season. Hold up well to pest stress.

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What are your favorite summer crop varieties? Let's make a fedi faves list. ✨ 🍅 🥕 🌱

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