kitado:

Secret peacefull place at Wesmount Library’s greenhouses Montreal QC, Canada

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biodiverseed:

Quick Vertical Garden for Strawberries

An old wine case and a waxed paper bag become home to twelve new strawberry cuttings, pruned from runners in the garden.

#DIY #upcycle #vertical gardening #container gardening #strawberries #edible landscaping #gif

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historicaltimes:

People walk across a row of chairs to avoid flood waters in Paris, 1924

historicaltimes:

People walk across a row of chairs to avoid flood waters in Paris, 1924

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niqabisinparis:

maghrabiyya:

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fotojournalismus:

Israelis watch the latest military activity towards Gaza on August 2, 2014. (Siegfried Modola/Reuters)

'military activity' more like murder & destruction that they are gleefully cheering on

the fact that they fucking got their shitty little couches out to watch this unfold for their own entertainment makes me lose all faith in humanity there is no humanity in this at all, only monsters would do shit like this.

They say that the rockets being fired at them are so dangerous and that they can’t live in these conditions yet they can set up couch camp right at the border. They’re lower than scum, I swear.

niqabisinparis:

maghrabiyya:

az-zawraq:

fotojournalismus:

Israelis watch the latest military activity towards Gaza on August 2, 2014. (Siegfried Modola/Reuters)

'military activity' more like murder & destruction that they are gleefully cheering on

the fact that they fucking got their shitty little couches out to watch this unfold for their own entertainment makes me lose all faith in humanity there is no humanity in this at all, only monsters would do shit like this.

They say that the rockets being fired at them are so dangerous and that they can’t live in these conditions yet they can set up couch camp right at the border. They’re lower than scum, I swear.

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aqqindex:

The Nymph of Amalthea, 1780s

aqqindex:

The Nymph of Amalthea, 1780s

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8 vegetables that you can regrow again and again.

Scallions

You can regrow scallions by leaving an inch attached to the roots and place them in a small glass with a little water in a well-lit room.

Garlic

When garlic begins to sprout, you can put them in a glass with a little water and grow garlic sprouts. The sprouts have a mild flavor than garlic and can be added to salads, pasta and other dishes.

Bok Choy

Bok choy can be regrown by placing the root end in water in a well-lit area. In 1-2 weeks , you can transplant it to a pot with soil and grow a full new head.

Carrots

Put carrot tops in a dish with a little water. Set the dish in a well-lit room or a window sill.  You’ll have carrot tops to use in salads. 

Basil

Put clippings from basil with 3 to 4-inch stems in a glass of water and place it in direct sunlight. When the roots are about 2 inches long, plant them in pots to and in time it will grow a full basil plant.

Celery

Cut off the base of the celery and place it in a saucer or shallow bowl of warm water in the sun. Leaves will begin to thicken and grow in the middle of the base, then transfer the celery to soil. 

Romaine Lettuce

Put romaine lettuce stumps in a 1/2 inch of water. Re-water to keep water level at 1/2 inch. After a few days, roots and new leaves will appear and you can transplant it into soil.

Cilantro

The stems of cilantro will grown when placed in a glass of water. Once the roots are long enough, plant them in a pot in a well-lit room. You will have a full plant in a few months.

(Source: amroyounes)

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kateoplis:

George Steinmetz: Was It Worth Getting Arrested for National Geographic Cover Story Photos? [bottom two]

"Caught in the political crossfire between animal rights activists and agribusiness interests trying to make it illegal to photograph factory farm operations, [Steinmetz] wound up in jail in Kansas while on assignment to shoot the story, called The New Food Revolution.

'It was quite a surprise to me,' says Steinmetz, who is renowned for the beautiful aerial landscapes he shoots all over the world, and who is used to encounters with authorities. ‘I’ve been detained in Iran and Yemen, and questioned about spying, but never arrested. And then I get thrown in jail in America.’

The premise of the May cover story, which kicks off an 8-month series about food, is that crop production will have to double by 2050 in order to feed the growing world population and satisfy its increasing appetite for protein.

But images of US pig, cattle, and chicken farming operations are conspicuously absent from the story, largely because those producers have all but shut out the media.

So Steinmetz ended up photographing meat and egg operations in Brazil, where owners are proud of their state-of-the-art facilities…”

"With his arrest and fingerprints on record, every time he re-enters the US from abroad ‘I get sent to the Group W Bench for questioning,’ he says, referring to the holding place for undesirables in the classic Arlo Guthrie song, Alice’s Restaurant. Stories about Steinmetz’s arrest also continue to pop up near the top of Google search results. ‘The stain lasts even though you’re acquitted.’”

Read on.

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ombuarchitecture:

Aerial Views of American Sprawl

By Christoph Gielen

Christoph Gielen’s aerial views offer a look at America’s most aberrant and unusual sprawl forms in ways we usually don’t get to see them: from far above the ground—a vantage point that reveals both the intricate geometry as well as the idiosyncratic allure of these developments.

1. Nevada _ 2. Florida _ 3. Arizona _ 4.Florida _ 5. Arizona _ 6. Nevada_

7. Texas

via Plataforma Arquitectura

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owmeex:

Two Brothers Re-Create Childhood Photos As A Priceless Gift To Their Mother (via Then/Now)

(Source: demilked.com)

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