On Garden Pollinators

Jun. 20th, 2017 05:59 pm
[personal profile] robby posting in [community profile] gardening
 Over the years, I've noticed that my garden has a range of different pollinators. Sure, the European honey bees do show up, but it's for the big events, like almond or lemon trees in blossom. Less glamorous pollinators, like native bumble bees and various flies do the everyday pollination of my squash, eggplant and plum trees. 

Here's a link to an article that describes the connection between the honey bee and modern agriculture, and points out that in a thriving diverse ecosystem (like our gardens) we still can rely on the more natural range of pollinators.

www.npr.org/sections/13.7/2017/06/13/532729268/why-honeybees-are-the-wrong-problem-to-solve

*taptap* is this thing on

Jun. 14th, 2017 11:42 am
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[personal profile] alexseanchai posting in [community profile] green_living
I have noticed that a lot of advice for green living assumes the person wishing to live greener has no significant disabilities.

Case in point: cooking myself a crockpot full of jambalaya is greener than ordering Domino's—consider the delivery driver's carbon footprint, where buying the jambalaya ingredients is just part of my ordinary grocery trip—but I have been trying to pull together the spoons and executive function to put together the jambalaya since Sunday when I bought the ingredients. Someone without my particular confluence of disabilities would have much less difficulty with this process, and if I order Domino's now then at least I'll get food in my face sometime today.

(I don't know how many of you are familiar with spoon theory or with the concept of executive function?)

I am wondering if any of you can recommend resources for green living tailored to disabled people.

mods, I have no idea what existing tags are appropriate—sorry!

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