A Tree and Its Roots

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Getting something, words, art, portraits, symbols, permanently etched in your flesh is a momentous occasion. A lot of tattoos happen because of inebriation and impaired judgment. Others happen after long deliberation and careful thought. Most happen somewhere in between. I’m not sure where mine falls on the spectrum, but I know it’s on the more […]















The Gospel of Guerrilla Gardening

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I’ve been reading Guerrilla Gardening: A Manualfesto by David Tracey. It’s been fun to read, very informative and very inspiring. Many of the nation’s oldest established community gardens were started by a group of people that claimed some abandoned space or vacant lot and started planting something there. I love the idea of sneaking life […]















Farm and Food Session 9

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The last session of the day was on Community Food Access. I would have left early if I wasn’t so interested in hearing this session. Here are the panelists and their topics: WIC and Food stamps at Farmer’s Markets by Andrew Smiley from Sustainable Food Center Farm-to School Programs by Texas Department of Agriculture Raising […]















Ode to Compost

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Leaf and rind sit silent atop the pile of waste lifeless leftovers lingering piled together in an organic grave still sits the mound quietly surveying the hum of activity planting, watering, tending, milking, feeding, pruning, harvesting, dancing, laughing, weeping, hoping productivity surrounds the pile of refuse restlessness judges the contemplation of the silent observer yet […]















The Original Sin of Agriculture: Knowledge of Good and Evil

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One of the most interesting aspects of this discussion, particularly in Ishmael, is the application to the interpretation of biblical texts. This series is called the “original sin” of agriculture in part because of the interpretation of Genesis 3 and 4 in Ishmael. Chapters 3 and 4 tell the story of the Fall and Cain […]















Riding With Ray Pt 4

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A convergence of events in the heavens has been preventing me from my duty here at WWJE. My mentoring for seminary has been getting increasingly busy. I’m having problems with my blogging client, ecto. I highly recommend the program, but it is getting hung up for some reason. Anyway… enough excuses. Here’s an update on […]















Waste Not: Compost

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After posting Part 3 in our Ethical Eating series I thought a more in depth space to address waste would be helpful. One of the biggest problems when it comes to food is waste, personal and corporate. Get a tour of your local landfill sometime and you will be amazed. It boggles the mind to […]