Seed Kites - dispersing wildflowers through the air

Seed mobile, featuring aerodynamic properties of seeds (helicopters, gliders & spinners, oh my)

Semilla-O-Rama with La Huerta Roots & Rays Community Garden in Pilsen, Chicago, and Pueblo Semilla/Pilsen Seed Library on March 23, 2014

"The concrete highway was edged with a mat of tangled, broken, dry grass, and the grass heads were heavy with oat beards to catch on a dog’s coat, and foxtails to tangle in a horse’s fetlocks, and clover burrs to fasten in sheep’s wool; sleeping life waiting to be spread and dispersed, every seed armed with an appliance of dispersal, twisting darts and parachutes for the wind, little spears and balls of tiny thorns, and all waiting for animals and for the wind, for a man’s trouser cuff or the hem of a woman’s skirt, all passive but armed with appliances of activity, still, but each possessed of the anlage of movement.” Grapes of Wrath

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Ja Rule’s Prison Cookbook Was a Joke, But Prison Food Is Not

In a place where appealing (or even just tolerable) options are few and far between, it is unsurprising that food can be used as leverage. A particularly ugly example of this was revealed last month, when correctional officers at York County Prison in York, Pennsylvania were caught challenging prisoners to fight each other and passively succumb to physical blows from the officers in exchange for lounge food and coffee. “Lounge food” is food from the prison staff’s cafeteria. David Wright, the prisoner who provided a written statement about the experience, fought another prisoner and then allowed an officer to spray “pepper-foam” in his face—all for a little bit of higher-quality food.

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The Salt March, also mainly known as the Salt Satyagraha, began with the Dandi March on 12 March 1930, and was an important part of the Indian independence movement. It was a direct action campaign of tax resistance and nonviolent protest against the British salt monopoly in colonial India, and triggered the wider Civil Disobedience Movement. This was the most significant organised challenge to British authority since the Non-co-operation movement of 1920–22, and directly followed the Purna Swaraj declaration of independence by the Indian National Congress on 26 January 1930.

See: Salt March, Wikipedia

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hot dog pen holder

hot dog pen holder

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Is This The Best Etsy Store Ever?
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BioCouture: U.K. Designer "Grows" an Entire Wardrobe From Bacteria | Ecouterre
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by Maureen Walrath

by Maureen Walrath

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A pear is picked to pair and play 
with wine, ice cream, and spices

Look closely though, 
for leathery skin conceals a bad pear’s vices

Pears picked and placed atop the sill may quickly be forgotten
so flies and mice will have their fill, of meely flesh gone rotten

So scrutinize and fondle pears as ripening persists
and when, to touch, the pear is there awaits you pear-fect bliss

by Nathan Farrington

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And I swear you could taste the chicken and tomatoes
And the noodles and the marrowbone
But it really wasn’t nothing but some water and potatoes
And the wonderful, wonderful soupstone

Shel Silverstein, The Wonderful Soupstone

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Artist Hong Ye plays with her food for 30 days.

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