Dream germinate pt. 1

I have been MIA for a little while. Not that I don’t have access to my blog but my energies have been wholly invested in a new project. My dream is coming true, but the most amazing part about the whole thing is that it’s been for the taking, under my nose the whole time! So here is what i’m up to. My grandmother is letting me garden a huge plot of her land next to her house. In some way I have always known how fertile the land is in the area which is actually my birthplace. Now that I have the desire to grow food, I understand and appreciate the rich subtropical environment that manifested this thing we call me. Black gold is how I would describe it! Moist nutrient dense soil covered in lovely mineral fixing grasses and moisture locking moss. I’m stoked about what’s going to burst up out of the landscape so I have to restrain myself until the last frost. But this provides a space to set up the framework, work out design and then start stocking what I will be planting. Anyway, here are some photos of my land…

CompostI’m super proud of myself for building this compost bin. It’s filled with beautiful organic matter and helpful bacteria working to be ready for spring.πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ

Ground coverGround cover. Densely packed grasses and moisture locking moss, transporting nutrients and aerating the soil.πŸ’›

LandShot of the area back to front.

Land1Shot of the area front to back.

My pecan treeThis pecan tree lives on the border of the empty plot and the land my granny’s house is on. I’m really looking forward to seeing what this antique beauty does later in the year. The two on the property have not produced nuts in a couple years which is natural for them so I’m keeping my fingers crossed for 2014. πŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸ™Œ

VinesVine like trees at the back of the property. This area will be a great shady spot in the warmer months for shade loving plants and to sit and take it all in.❀

Vines2The later generation of this unidentified tree type and even more lush ground cover. As you can see on the right this spot gets even more carbon rich organic matter than the rest of the land.πŸ’š


No trespassing

No trespassing


I find it infuriating how many pieces of land are marked with signs that read no trespassing. Really think about this… aren’t we all born on this planet? Therefore we all have a stake in it. How is it fair that some group of losers gets to decide what area of the planet your not allowed to visit. Seriously fuck that! The truth of the matter is this is all “stolen” land anyway. I can’t help but think about it all when I see things like this. Europeans came over and brutally tossed native inhabitants off a large portion of this land. Strong-armed them off in all directions and set up a system that relative to each other made them the rightful owners. Oh and then they pretty much decimated the indigenous population all while calling THEM savages. Then the natives where quartered off to little swatches of land because they didn’t buy what naturally belongs to everyone from the white man. What I wonder is when will we as a people, black native white and other stop playing their game? When will we realize that a place on this planet is an inalienable right? We belong to this planet not some other so how the fuck is it right that we have to pay for some space on it? And because we didn’t we can’t walk in some nature apparently set aside for those who did. I mean look at the sign, its meant to come off authoritative, to intimidate. In this day in this country authority equals oppression and intimidation is the tactic. Really, am I going to be arrested for enjoying nature? Because that’s what this implies, but I don’t respond to intimidation. So fuck you Foxcroft East Homes Association and the pig you rode in on, I enjoyed my leisure stroll through the trees today because I recognize my inalienable right to do so :-).