Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Seed bombing and Canning swaps

Came across two neat ideas that have definitely found their time.

The newest weapon of the guerilla gardener: making a seed bomb for hard to reach places:

Want to keep it local but add some diversity? This is one type of party you'll want to go to: the canning swap party.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Tasting Grace in Wild Spaces

[Photo: Chance Cove, Trinity Bay. Copyright: Lewis Greenland]

"People need wild places... We need to be able to taste grace and know once again that we desire it. We need to experience a landscape that is timeless, whose agenda moves at the pace of speciation and glaciers. To be surrounded by a singing, mating, howling commotion of other species, all of which love their lives as much as we do ours, and none of which could possibly care less about our economic status or our running day calendar. Wildness puts us in our place. It reminds us that our plans are small and somewhat absurd. It reminds us why, in those cases in which our plans might influence many future generations, we ought to choose carefully."

Barbara Kingsolver