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From Chiapas to Rojava: seas divide us, autonomy binds us. Despite being continents apart, the struggles of the Kurds and Zapatistas share a similar purpose: to resist capitalism, liberate women and build autonomy. Image: Tierra y Libertad by Matt Verges (can be ordered as a poster here). Power to the people can only be put into practice when the power exercised by social elites is dissolved into the people.― Murray Bookchin, Post-Scarcity Anarchism Only six months ago very few people had ever heard of Kobani. But when ISIS launched its futile attack on the town in September 2014, the little Kurdish stronghold quickly became a major focal point in the struggle against the religious extremists. The brave resistance of the People’s and Women’s Defense Units (YPG and YPJ) was praised by a broad spectrum of groups and individuals — from anarchists, leftists and liberals to right-wing conservatives — who expressed sympathy and admiration for the men and women of Kobani in their historical battle against the forces of ISIS.

Enough is enough! Malabar Green Stem. Basella alba Malabar Green Stem This vine vegetable can reach up to 14' tall. It thrives in warm weather and is tolerant of heat and humidity. It is a perennial tropical plant.This variety has a green stem and dark green thick fleshy leaves. In cooler areas, it will not overwinter but will produce a good harvest as an annual. Warm season annual/perennialApprox. 100-125 seeds in packet.

Cultivation: Prepare fertile, well-drained soil. Throughout the season. Please note: Maturity, adaptability and disease tolerance may differ under your specific climate and/or growing conditions. Culinary tips: Malabar spinach has a mucilaginous texture and is mostly used to thicken soups/stews. What is it? - Maya Nut Institute. Maya Nut is the seed of a huge tropical rainforest tree, Brosimum alicastrum, in the fig family (Moraceae). It was the staple food for prehispanic cultures throughout the neotropics, who probably ate it boiled and protected it because it attracted their favorite game species (deer, wild pigs, tapir). Maya Nut was one of the most common tree species in the neotropics, ranging from central Mexico to northern Brazil.

In some sites, such as the Pacific coasts of Mexico and Central America, and almost all of Jamaica and Cuba, Maya Nut was the dominant species in vast tracts of forest covering huge swaths of land from the mountains to the lowlands. These were important “food forests” for hunter-gatherers and hundreds of species of birds and mammals. We estimate that only 5% of the original Maya Nut forest cover remains.

Cauliflower Steaks with Ginger, Turmeric, and Cumin — Recipes from The Kitchn. The humble cauliflower might not seem like the most exciting vegetable, but cut one into thick slabs and roast it with spices, and you can transform it into quite the fine dish. Rich with the colors and flavors of turmeric, ginger, cumin, and cilantro, these cauliflower "steaks" feel fancy enough for a dinner party, yet they're simple enough for an everyday supper as well. Roasting cauliflower turns it into something magical — nutty, sweet, and not boring at all.

Cutting it into "steaks" helps the cauliflower roast more evenly (and it looks lovely, too). This version of cauliflower steaks takes a cue from Indian flavors, but doesn't require you to mix a ton of spices or spend much time over the stove. Just quickly sear the cauliflower in a skillet, then brush it with the spice mixture, and roast for about 15 minutes in the oven. Finish with a sprinkle of fresh cilantro (or parsley if you're cilantro-averse). I like serving this atop a bed of quinoa for a light, vegan-friendly dinner. Zaplings | Connect to create. About | Jet. I am the artist known as Jet and I have dedicated my lifes passion and my life, in all of its existence, to provide the service of creating art to make change happen. After several years of journeying through life to find some sort of spiritual or religious significance to my existence I found my purpose and myself in art. I dedicated myself completely to my passion and I sacrificed my human needs and wants to give myself, entirely, to the spirit of human compassion.

In 2011 I moved to Austin, TX to share my dream and ideas with the world. After being graciously accepted into the art community I began share my philosophies and art with the community. I participated in art shows, festivals, and many local events, sharing and interpreting my art with as many people as possible. I then took it a step further and created a method of exchanging art for good deeds. I was then contacted my a man in Philadelphia interested in my exchange method. I then created The Jet Method of Exchange. Our Mission | WeWork - The Platform for Creators. Pesticide Free Gardening. Many gardeners have an aversion to chemicals. These gardeners may be devoted to pesticide-free growing, want to plant (and eat) edibles, or simply like the thought of keeping flower beds naturally healthy.

Whatever the reason, there are key steps you can take to get and keep the pesticides out of your garden. Here’s what to do. Grow on a good foundation. Healthy plants love healthy soil – soil that’s regularly changed with compost or supplemented if it’s too sandy or clayey. Have your soil tested to discover its composition and add nutrients as needed. Oil Spray Provides Protection From: Aphids, Thrips, Spider Mites, WhitefliesIngredients: 1 tablespoon dish soap, 1 cup cooking oil (from a newly open bottle)Instructions: Combine dish soap and cooking oil. Close Embed Image Red Pepper Spray Provides Protection From: Leafhoppers, Spittlebugs, Beetles, LoopersIngredients: 1 tablespoon of red pepper powder, 6 drops of dish soap, 1 gallon of water.Instructions: Mix all ingredients together. Sifting Through the Soil. You can help your soil support your plants, flowers, trees, shrubs, and lawns by learning what it is made of.

Testing your soil involves a simple do-at-home science experience that you can complete in an afternoon. Like many gardeners, I tend to focus my efforts at ground level. I weed, water, and mulch on a regular basis. I replace plants that don’t make it through various weather stressors and give a little TLC to those that did. Of course we all think about soil, right? Why Test Your Soil? Dirt may look pretty straightforward—dirt is dirt, right?

Of those three, clay and sand are the most familiar. Silt is the middle-size element in soil, while sand particles are the largest. When silt, sand, and clay combine in just-right proportions, the result is loam. If the percentages of sand, silt, and clay in your soil are less than ideal, you’ll also be able to feel differences in the soil. Close Embed Image How to test your soil Step-by-Step Soil Test Analyze Your Soil How to Fix Your Soil. Learn to code and build web applications in one month. Reach Out: An Interview With Sheila Heti. Sheila Heti has been one of my favorite writers ever since I read her novel How Should a Person Be? When it came out two years ago. The book is about two best friends, Sheila and Margaux, who are loosely based on Heti and her real-life BFF, Margaux Williamson. Heti’s latest project is a book called Women in Clothes, for which she, Leanne Shapton, and Heidi Julavits sent more than 600 women a survey about what they wear and why.

(“Do you address anything political in the way you dress?” “What’s the situation with your hair?”) I recently got to talk to Sheila Heti about how this awesome new book came into being, what dressing yourself is really about, and how to BE as a creative person in the world. MONIKA: How did the idea for Women in Clothes come about? SHEILA HETI: My boyfriend is, and always has been—I’ve known him since we were teenagers—a person who takes care with how he dresses. Then Heidi Julavits, who I also work with at The Believer, proposed that this be a book. Yeah! FREE TUMBLR THEMES.