Looking for seeds? Grow your own. Vegetables from your Kitchen Scraps a cluck cluck here and dig you noble Diggers.

Posted: February 15, 2015 in For your information, knowledge is power, Let's eat!!, we dig it.

Grow your own 2

Sweet Corn Organic Nursery 

Something for us city folks with no land to plant to try.

Food 2

We have tried this with beet tops and ate delicious beet greens all winter.

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About 10-14% of us will experience “beeturia” (when your pee is tinted red-orange) after eating beets. This is not harmful, but can certainly be frightening when you’ve forgotten about eating beets!* The water around your poops will be reddish too. Check out the how too Here.

CLUCK, CLUCK, CLUCK

Our niece and her mother have chickens. Free range chickens that lay some mighty delicious eggs. She always buys baby chicks from Murray Mc Murray Hatchery, chickens and chicks fed organic feed and has never had a problem. Its a lot of work to maintain these chickens properly, a real farmer, got to do it everyday. But one of the benefits besides the eggs she tells us is the manure. There is this one big gray hen named Marge, now Marge is in charge she’s the leader of the band and sometimes will mount another hen. Farmers say this is normal in flocks without a rooster. Can a chicken be a lesbian yes of course just like countless other birds, and animals.

                    

                                               Free Catalog and information.

Lots of information can be found at Raising Chickens. Check it out.

The Farm At CCA: Turning a wasteland into a garden.

“The FARM is an alternative form of non-violent action on the California College of the Arts (CCA) campus. While we may not be holding picket signs and screaming on the corner of Market and Powell, we care about the homeless situation in San Francisco. We care about the plight of the day laborers and immigration labor rights. We care about the environmentally toxic soil surrounding CCA. And we have the power to provide ourselves with an alternative to corporate farming practices: we have the power to do it ourselves.”

Reclaiming the wasteland is nothing new. We find this from history.

The Diggers were a group of Protestant  radicals, sometimes seen as forerunners to modern anarchism and also associated with Agrarian socialism begun by Gerrard Winstanley as True Levellers in 1649, who became known as Diggers, because of their attempts to farm on common land. The earth as a common treasury was the theme through out the Diggers existence.

Their original name came from their belief in economic equality based upon a specific passage in the Book of Acts. The Diggers tried (by “leveling” real property to reform the existing social order with an agrarian lifestyle based on their ideas for the creation of small egalitarian rural communities. They were one of a number of nonconformist dissenting groups that emerged around this time.

“In the beginning of Time, the great Creator Reason, made the Earth to be a Common Treasury, to preserve Beasts, Birds, Fishes, and Man, the lord that was to govern this Creation; for Man had Domination given to him, over the Beasts, Birds, and Fishes; but not one word was spoken in the beginning, That one branch of mankind should rule over another”…The True Levellers Standard Advanced: The State of Community Opened, and Presented to the Sons of Man.

The English Diggers 1649-50, The Diggers Archives.

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