oh, hello!

oh, hello! Welcome to a little bit of my world.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Eco Rooftop Garden Workdays

Somehow, things have been falling in my lap. Opportunities galore! Most recently, the rooftop garden at ECO has been dormant for 2+ years. This past week (after over a month of prep on my and dietrich's part), we hosted 2 workdays and fixed most drainage issues, built 9 amazing beds, started huge composters, and organized the work areas. I'm sore absolutely all over. It feels good. :)

The east beds filled with dirt.

The west beds, outfitted with drainage. Dirt to come!

Compost bin skeletons. We will make so much compost...

From writing a business plan in the Windy City Harvest class I graduated from today, we have been able to accept huge amounts of donations, such as 100 pieces of 2x6 lumber from the Rebuilding Exchange, hundreds of seed packets from Donna at Gethsemane Gardens, and aggregate from David at Brew & Grow. Donations and volunteers are coming in rampantly. (more are always accepted!) It's amazing what community can do, eh?

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Japanese White Pine Bonsai "Pinus Parviflora"

I always thought bonsais were strange and slightly uninteresting.

Japanese Maple "Acer palmatum"

Now I'm kind of obsessed with the idea of pruning a seedling until it becomes a very tiny adult. fascinating.

Japanese Maple "Acer palmatum"

Sunday, October 11, 2009

time today


Non-profit Organization


(I have not done so much research on my own, ever. ( Researching business ideas and terms? Andrea? Are you alright?) But, don't worry. It's all for the fresh-veggie-life.

At least I feel like I'm doing something that matters. MATTERS? yep. It's been my dilemma ever since I first learned you could be socially conscious. I just didn't know how.

Life takes you in crazy ways. Bumps you into the right people to be with, if you're open.)

On another note, I had a dream that I drank acid-laced water last night, out of a red nalgene. I was set to perform, in the back labyrinths of some badly picked out cream hallways and dressing rooms. Just bopping about with the girls from another life, from my time at Savelli's.
Anxious, for some reason. I think that I wanted some sort of altered consciousness or new view on things. However, this didn't come with the methods my dream self chose.