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Picking vegetables at the Eden Project - St Blazey, Cornwall, England by franieK

Now THIS is what a polyculture garden looks like! Look at how healthy everything is!

  • The onions interplanted sporadically keep away a number of pests
  • Nothing is concentrated enough to attract a plague of specialised agricultural pests
  • The loss of one crop to disease or pests is not catastrophic (so the system is resilient)
  • There is always something blooming for the bees

Say no to monoculture!

#polyculture #biodiversity #companion planting #garden hacks #garden science

man, what if this is what all farms looked like?


Tumblr Tuesday: Earth Day

Urgency Network
You’ve already lived on Earth, now trying vacationing above it. Starting today, support the Earth Day Network (or another of the participating charities) and you could visit friggin’ outer space.

Years of Living Dangerously
The Showtime series documenting climate change and natural disasters collaborated with Symbolia to create comics on climate change. It’s cool. Too cool. Second coming of the ice age cool. Which isn’t cool at all. 

Natural Resources Defense Council’s mission is to safeguard the Earth and everything that inhabits this crazy floating rock. Follow to watch them call out the FDA and politicos alike. 

I Want to Be Recycled
Your garbage wants to be something. Let it spread its trashy wings and undergo its metamorphosis into a lamp shade or bench.

Nature on PBS
50 pages of monkey GIFs, deer butts and… bionic pets? A round of high fives for public broadcasting. 

Photo via pbsnature

abbreviated thoughts on white feminism


there is a lot of internal work that white feminists need to do—this is not new in the least bit, but it resurfaces often. honestly, i want to make it 1000% clear that is not the responsibility of any women of color to teach you how to be less actively condescending and…

I’m going to be honest because I just realized this, but I’m used to people wanting to help me if I need help! I think i even come to expect people to help explain if i ask. That is definitely part of my privilege that’s pretty blind to me D:






I remember posting somewhere once in a thread about why girls aren’t exploited in animation anymore where some guy said, “all the disney girls are drawn to be generally attractive, but I don’t think there are any eye-candy men… or are there? Are there any Disney men that lots of girls like?” and I mentioned Roger. Tons of girls replied agreeing with me and the original guy was like “wait, Roger? from 101 Dalmatians? What’s attractive about him, he’s tall and lanky and has a big nose, he isn’t muscley at all! Wouldn’t you all prefer Gaston or something? Or do you girls think his big nose is indicative of something else?” and I was like “no, you idiot, he’s a silly, goofy guy who likes animals and can play a bunch of instruments, that’s why he’s attractive. What’s the matter with you? Gaston, seriously?”

This is why we need more girls in animation. And more guys like Roger apparently. 

This is why I laugh my ass of whenever dudes talk about how men are “objectified” by the media too. Because 9 times out of 10, what men think is “women objectifying men” are characters like Gaston.

And Gaston is NOT a woman-driven fantasy. Gaston is a male wish fulfillment fantasy. Gaston is not what women want, he is what men want to be. He is hyper-masculinity to an extreme degree, dripping with sexism and testosterone. The fact that men think that Gaston is what women want says an awful lot about those men. 

While I don’t want to generalize, female fans tend to prefer a very different kind of male hero. We like the Rogers, the Milos, the Hercules. Genuinely kind, often awkward men who are sometimes vulnerable and respectful to women. 

Yes, this is a generalization. I own up to that. But I think it’s important to remember that there is often VERY big difference between what MEN want to be and what women WANT in our media. 

Reblogging this again because fucking this. And hell, even the muscley dudes (see: Khal Drogo, Hercules, Thor, Captain America) are loved, not because they are muscley, but because they are sweet and loving and adorable. We love Thor because his mispronounces “Hubble” as “Hooble,” not because of what he can do with a hammer.

Reblogging for the awesome comments.

yes to mostly all of this but let’s be very clear: khal drogo is not “sweet and loving and adorable” he is a rapist. end of.

I don’t think there are any good characters on that show :p

It was seriously depressing me last season

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