Comments on: Curiouser and Curiouser…Updates from my Crazy Life http://sharonastyk.com/2008/04/15/curiouser-and-curiouserupdates-from-my-crazy-life/ Sharon Astyk's Ruminations on an Ambiguous Future Thu, 04 Dec 2008 00:12:45 +0000 #?v=2.3.2 By: Amelia http://sharonastyk.com/2008/04/15/curiouser-and-curiouserupdates-from-my-crazy-life/#comment-4490 Amelia Thu, 17 Apr 2008 21:13:34 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2008/04/15/curiouser-and-curiouserupdates-from-my-crazy-life/#comment-4490 Mary wrote: <i>Speaking of victory gardens and boobs–I have been hoping to find a t-shirt with one of those beautiful old victory garden posters on it. Do you or anyone else know where such a thing could be found?</i> You ask, <a href="http://www.cafepress.com/buy/Victory+Gardens/-/c_10651/fpt_fXcq__DB__aCXDa_qz0X_VOD_eah__lS" rel="nofollow">Cafepress</a> delivers. I like the one from the First World War, myself -- all those sweet potatoes marching along! Mary wrote:

Speaking of victory gardens and boobs–I have been hoping to find a t-shirt with one of those beautiful old victory garden posters on it. Do you or anyone else know where such a thing could be found?

You ask, Cafepress delivers. I like the one from the First World War, myself — all those sweet potatoes marching along!

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By: Amelia http://sharonastyk.com/2008/04/15/curiouser-and-curiouserupdates-from-my-crazy-life/#comment-4478 Amelia Thu, 17 Apr 2008 18:00:02 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2008/04/15/curiouser-and-curiouserupdates-from-my-crazy-life/#comment-4478 Teartaye, if you're in an urban area, the city might offer compost at the landfill (all the leaves and trimmings from public parks have to go <i>somewhere</i>). Teartaye, if you’re in an urban area, the city might offer compost at the landfill (all the leaves and trimmings from public parks have to go somewhere).

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By: Teartaye http://sharonastyk.com/2008/04/15/curiouser-and-curiouserupdates-from-my-crazy-life/#comment-4477 Teartaye Thu, 17 Apr 2008 17:32:50 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2008/04/15/curiouser-and-curiouserupdates-from-my-crazy-life/#comment-4477 See, I'm moving at the end of the month. Into a rented house. With a garden in the backyard that looks like it hasn't been tended to in YEARS. I have no experience gardening. And I haven't started anything yet because I didn't know if I'd be able to keep it up until I got this place. I'm also in Canada. A poor, busy student. No access to compost. I'd offer to write articles, but they'd probably have to be from a "what not to do" perspective. LOL See, I’m moving at the end of the month. Into a rented house. With a garden in the backyard that looks like it hasn’t been tended to in YEARS.

I have no experience gardening. And I haven’t started anything yet because I didn’t know if I’d be able to keep it up until I got this place.

I’m also in Canada. A poor, busy student. No access to compost.

I’d offer to write articles, but they’d probably have to be from a “what not to do” perspective. LOL

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By: shrimppop http://sharonastyk.com/2008/04/15/curiouser-and-curiouserupdates-from-my-crazy-life/#comment-4473 shrimppop Wed, 16 Apr 2008 18:13:28 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2008/04/15/curiouser-and-curiouserupdates-from-my-crazy-life/#comment-4473 BTW, saw you have Toby Hemenway's <i>Gaia's Gardens</i> listed in your resource section. Toby's teaching a Permaculture Design Course in August at Green Phoenix (http://green-phoenix.org/08-08-pdc.html) and we're hoping to get him down to Hancock Permaculture around Labor Day. I can post more details when I get them. -Shrimppop BTW, saw you have Toby Hemenway’s Gaia’s Gardens listed in your resource section. Toby’s teaching a Permaculture Design Course in August at Green Phoenix (http://green-phoenix.org/08-08-pdc.html) and we’re hoping to get him down to Hancock Permaculture around Labor Day. I can post more details when I get them.

-Shrimppop

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By: shrimppop http://sharonastyk.com/2008/04/15/curiouser-and-curiouserupdates-from-my-crazy-life/#comment-4472 shrimppop Wed, 16 Apr 2008 18:02:23 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2008/04/15/curiouser-and-curiouserupdates-from-my-crazy-life/#comment-4472 Hi Sharon, You are amazing and busy! I would love to contribute to the magazine. I live just outside Rochester, NY. I've been reading and studying Permaculture for many years (even met Bill Mollison out in California at a workshop), and I'm finally taking the Design Course, so I'll be hanging out a Permaculture Consultant shingle shortly. I'm in process of redesigning my 1/4 acre village lot into a food garden and going for the chickens next year. Additionally I'm doing some work with some community gardens in some poorer neighborhoods in Rochester. My next project is looking at a test site for using sunflowers for phytoremediation of lead-based paint contamination, which is epidemic in older cities. I blog at http://www.greenerminds.com/ and am considering writing a series of essays on energy accounting, ecology, scale, art and economics, but you've scared me off a bit ;-). -Shrimppop Hi Sharon,

You are amazing and busy!

I would love to contribute to the magazine. I live just outside Rochester, NY. I’ve been reading and studying Permaculture for many years (even met Bill Mollison out in California at a workshop), and I’m finally taking the Design Course, so I’ll be hanging out a Permaculture Consultant shingle shortly. I’m in process of redesigning my 1/4 acre village lot into a food garden and going for the chickens next year.

Additionally I’m doing some work with some community gardens in some poorer neighborhoods in Rochester. My next project is looking at a test site for using sunflowers for phytoremediation of lead-based paint contamination, which is epidemic in older cities.

I blog at http://www.greenerminds.com/ and am considering writing a series of essays on energy accounting, ecology, scale, art and economics, but you’ve scared me off a bit ;-).

-Shrimppop

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By: MEA http://sharonastyk.com/2008/04/15/curiouser-and-curiouserupdates-from-my-crazy-life/#comment-4471 MEA Wed, 16 Apr 2008 18:01:54 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2008/04/15/curiouser-and-curiouserupdates-from-my-crazy-life/#comment-4471 Note that solar optic fiber is the only bit Sharon denied. Note that solar optic fiber is the only bit Sharon denied.

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By: MEA http://sharonastyk.com/2008/04/15/curiouser-and-curiouserupdates-from-my-crazy-life/#comment-4470 MEA Wed, 16 Apr 2008 18:01:24 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2008/04/15/curiouser-and-curiouserupdates-from-my-crazy-life/#comment-4470 Either do I, but it sounds good. Either do I, but it sounds good.

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By: Sharon http://sharonastyk.com/2008/04/15/curiouser-and-curiouserupdates-from-my-crazy-life/#comment-4469 Sharon Wed, 16 Apr 2008 17:12:41 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2008/04/15/curiouser-and-curiouserupdates-from-my-crazy-life/#comment-4469 MEA, I don't even know what solar optic fiber is! Sharon MEA, I don’t even know what solar optic fiber is!

Sharon

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By: Tameson O'Brien http://sharonastyk.com/2008/04/15/curiouser-and-curiouserupdates-from-my-crazy-life/#comment-4468 Tameson O'Brien Wed, 16 Apr 2008 15:44:26 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2008/04/15/curiouser-and-curiouserupdates-from-my-crazy-life/#comment-4468 Sharon, I am starting a market garden from scratch and will become a vendor at the farmer's market for the first time this year. I can write some articles on my start up experiences if you're interested. Additionally, I have been caring for sheep for several years (I refrain from using the term "raising" because I don't breed and therefore I don't have lambs), but I shear with hand shears by myself and process all my wool myself and even knit garments (usually self designed)from the yarn made by the sheep I sheared. So if you are looking to other self sufficiency articles in the clothing/textile arenas I can certainly help you out there. Sharon, I am starting a market garden from scratch and will become a vendor at the farmer’s market for the first time this year. I can write some articles on my start up experiences if you’re interested.
Additionally, I have been caring for sheep for several years (I refrain from using the term “raising” because I don’t breed and therefore I don’t have lambs), but I shear with hand shears by myself and process all my wool myself and even knit garments (usually self designed)from the yarn made by the sheep I sheared. So if you are looking to other self sufficiency articles in the clothing/textile arenas I can certainly help you out there.

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By: MEA http://sharonastyk.com/2008/04/15/curiouser-and-curiouserupdates-from-my-crazy-life/#comment-4466 MEA Wed, 16 Apr 2008 12:59:44 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2008/04/15/curiouser-and-curiouserupdates-from-my-crazy-life/#comment-4466 Knowing Sharon, there might be a page 3 PO boy, but I rather expect articles on how to tadem nurse while hoeing spuds with a foot hoe and knitting a solar optic fiber out of chicken feathers. MEA Knowing Sharon, there might be a page 3 PO boy, but I rather expect articles on how to tadem nurse while hoeing spuds with a foot hoe and knitting a solar optic fiber out of chicken feathers.

MEA

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