Regrowing Suburbia


I hate suburbia ... its manicured lawns ... its closed doors ... its lives trapped in assumptions of the American dream.

resources:  see raintree nursery ... just so happens that Carl of twin brooks farms works for Raintree Nursery and he will help me get my plum trees .


Tags

  1. suburbia
  2. permaculture
  3. my farm
  4. russell farm
  5. bozo
  6. bozo faust

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Seth says
mr 2015-03-15 11:59:26 18186
seth 2015-03-15 11:57:18 18186
mr 2015-03-15 11:28:30 18186
seth 2015-03-15 11:19:49 18186
mr 2015-03-15 10:46:01 18186
watch what you hate - LOA says that is what you attract.

yes i know .  hate here is a strong word ... chosen quite intentionally.  but i try not to participate in superstition ... and i think awareness of the assumptions against which i struggle is necessary.  but all i am saying here is that i do not accept the assumtions that have constructed our suburbian environment and indend to live my life quite apart from those, notwithstanding that i actually live in a burb. 
Yep - don't like the suburb .... move.
I live in a small town.
For a while , yet, we may have choice.
If we import a lot of others by default or otherwise then we may need to make more silos for the peeps to live in. No suburbia there, but I would think that some wish for some green.


i want to transform it ... at least in my immediate interactions.  i own this house and the land around it and some of my nearby neighbors are already living outside of the traditional burbian mentality ... so doing it feels natural ... moving away does not. 

... so it's evolving into Russell farm ... not a address of a house on a street with a lawn.  I already have a relatively large crop of bay leaves ... look for a branded product in the relatively near future.  Yesterday i purchased  male and a female kewi vines form the City People ... and now looking into how to construct a trelis for them to commingle.   My biggest lack of resource is labor ... but they tell me that is not a problem. 

Nice idea. Bozo Farms.

perhaps



... but sometmes people cop a negative attitude towards the first card in the deck ... er i don't want to attract the wrong attention.

Seth says
mr 2015-03-16 13:16:23 18186
Er maybe this ore traditional one ..


..... different style ... i was going for Crowley's card ... not sure i found it.


And for Faust i momentarily settled on this one ... but there is no card in the deck for him.

I settled on this description ...
me describing me as Faust.
" a wize wizzard  who sold his soul to the devil ...
... who believes in the edges of his experience ..... yet does not deny otherness ... those experiences of others which are not mine"  ~~~ my interpretation of Faust, not Goethe's
... quite a contrast with the fool , no?


Mark de LA says
close enough. 


Seth says
mr 2015-03-19 07:43:08 18186
On FB ... Seth's wallaby (tried to post it for U, but ... )



yes this is becoming quite a movement ... there are some examples even in my own neighborhood. 

... but i doubt it has infected the California-Orange-County places down there.

raised boxes on a lawn are something i need to consider ... killing a lawn might prove to be a challenge ... the grass grows through as a weed ... i'm getting a whif of this frrom people i talk to.

for my kei-wie vines im'g going to dig it up.


Seth says
source: mark

There is a fabric called weed barrier you can get from the store that you put down, usually after tilling the ground prior to putting down sod. We used that in Colorado. But why bother - maybe the lawn & the vegetables can coexist symbiotically .  We would have to put up extra fences since deer show up easily.

... yes i have heard rumors of a barrier too.   years ago we used black plastic ... works perfectly ... never goes away ... so the soil structure would need to be built on top of that. 

but virile grasses, they tell me, will pretty much strangle most crops ... so it must be eradicated were i to get a decent yield. 

at the community farm we are toying with a solution to the deer ... grow vines around the perimeter ... something that the deer love to eat ... they won't even care to devel into our inner goodies ... pictures maybe if it comes to be.

Seth says
Eiamistic 2015-05-28 10:47:46 18360
Interesting compendium/aggregator of permaculture/sustainable agriculture here.

a good place for this reference is here .

Seth says
Eiamistic 2015-05-29 09:33:35 18186
... just farms & cities - no in between for you Bozo.

obviously there are all kinds of mixes of nature and people working in dense cities apart from nature ....  a beautiful panorama of human diversity that.  

i just feel that suburbia has evolved to be a perverse one in the mix ... most of its trappings, for example lawns that are only for show, are for me a prime example.  When we moved here we turned all of the surrounding gardens into rock gardens just because they would not need to be weeded.  Suburbia panders to fakery in so many ways ... yet it occupies extensive resources.  that is the particular edge that i am specifically living on here in Renton Washington.

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