green grass / blue sky

kropotkitten:

startwithaseed:

moniquill:

iknowuthink:

Expanded Consciousness

Growing food instead of lawns is good, but can we PLEASE stop with the condescending bullshit that implies that people who choose to grow lawns must only being doing it for shallow ‘sheepish’ reasons?
Maybe instead of snidely saying ‘trying to impress your neighbors?’ give people instructions on how to work with and/or fight their home owner’s association, how to appeal to a landlord, how to address local ordinances, and how to grow stealth food crops as ornamental plants in areas where food gardening is banned. Seriously, they will come bulldoze your shit and then bill you for it.
We need more posts instructing people how to guerrilla garden and found community gardens, and fewer posts saying ‘You only have a lawn because you’re shallow and vain and stupid!’

^^^ Also some people live in places where they aren’t allowed to not have a lawn. I kind of live in such a place. I have a lawn & gardeners come by twice a week to mow it. Now, if I had my choice, this hilly front lawn would be terraced and have fruit trees, grapes and succulents. It’s not my house, so I get no say. However, I am going to start growing more stuff in the deader areas now that asshole neighor is gone.

the commentary. A lot of people don’t realize that in most cities you HAVE to have a lawn, and a well maintained one, if you have a front yard.


Also, a lawn isn’t shallow. It’s a place to rest, play with kids or dogs, or just sit outside and enjoy the view. These kinda of things are important too.

kropotkitten:

startwithaseed:

moniquill:

iknowuthink:

Growing food instead of lawns is good, but can we PLEASE stop with the condescending bullshit that implies that people who choose to grow lawns must only being doing it for shallow ‘sheepish’ reasons?

Maybe instead of snidely saying ‘trying to impress your neighbors?’ give people instructions on how to work with and/or fight their home owner’s association, how to appeal to a landlord, how to address local ordinances, and how to grow stealth food crops as ornamental plants in areas where food gardening is banned. Seriously, they will come bulldoze your shit and then bill you for it.

We need more posts instructing people how to guerrilla garden and found community gardens, and fewer posts saying ‘You only have a lawn because you’re shallow and vain and stupid!’

^^^ Also some people live in places where they aren’t allowed to not have a lawn. I kind of live in such a place. I have a lawn & gardeners come by twice a week to mow it. Now, if I had my choice, this hilly front lawn would be terraced and have fruit trees, grapes and succulents. It’s not my house, so I get no say. However, I am going to start growing more stuff in the deader areas now that asshole neighor is gone.

the commentary. A lot of people don’t realize that in most cities you HAVE to have a lawn, and a well maintained one, if you have a front yard.

Also, a lawn isn’t shallow. It’s a place to rest, play with kids or dogs, or just sit outside and enjoy the view. These kinda of things are important too.

(via gameboygirl)

Man, I can’t wait for class to be over in two weeks because I have these flight benefits and I can go anywhere in the world for free, but I can’t, because I have homework.

Anchor

In retrospect I’m so glad for failure, because I moved back in with my parents and got a lot of good time with them.

The new Captain America shows that even heroes have PTSD and that it’s okay to ask for help.

Very cool.

gameboygirl:

typicalmichiganders:

Pothole patching crew stuck in a pothole. Pure Michigan

this is down the street from me. 
this is outside of Michigan State University, about a mile from the capital.
Michigan has had a “surplus” in the budget for the past two years, thanks to the Republicans slashing spending on things like education, food stamps, infrastructure, etc. 
and yet, sinkhole outside the university. 
there was a sinkhole at Eastern Michigan University this month too

gameboygirl:

typicalmichiganders:

Pothole patching crew stuck in a pothole. Pure Michigan

this is down the street from me. 

this is outside of Michigan State University, about a mile from the capital.

Michigan has had a “surplus” in the budget for the past two years, thanks to the Republicans slashing spending on things like education, food stamps, infrastructure, etc. 

and yet, sinkhole outside the university. 

there was a sinkhole at Eastern Michigan University this month too

If men’s kindnesses toward women were really only kindnesses, a man would be pleased if another man or woman offered these kindnesses to him. He would be pleased if another man or woman lit his cigarette or pulled out his chair for him. He would be pleased to derive his income, prestige, power and even his identity from his partner. He would take pride in another man’s or woman’s offer to walk him to his car at night. But in fact, one of the very nasty things that can happen to a man is his being treated or seen as a woman, or womanlike.

(Frye 1983, p. 136).”

Dee L.R. Graham (1995), Loving to Survive

(via quoilecanard)

Yeah!  This reality hit me a few months ago when a teenage boy at work said to another teenage boy, “ladies first!” in order to insult him.  Chivalry is not about respect or kindness.

(via my-sundown)

(Source: radfeminist, via sam-shep)