A jolly day of sun and rain up at Dry Arch yesterday.

Some beautifully coloured beetroots came up, nearly at the end of the broad beans now, second round of new potatoes, courgettes, and nasturtiums (edible!).

And then some artfully arranged produce on the table thanks to @Verona πŸ˜ƒ 🌻

Ping! What's this Mastodon? Give me a Mammoth please!

Welcome @dans πŸ‘‹ it's a little quiet over here, but let's see how that goes.

Do you want access to the @DryArchGrowers account? Maybe interesting to share some more informed content in addition to whatever ramblings I come up with...

I'd love a network like terran.io/ in Bath (area?), can we make it please!

Would love more commons discourse in Bath, and the food topic is interesting there...

... treating food as commons podcast --> david-bollier.simplecast.com/e

Or a paper by the same person canadianfoodstudies.uwaterloo. (which admittedly I only skimmed through a bit).

it might be without rethinking this commodity aspect of food, we can't reach the nice regenerative dream.

ping @PaulP and @Rosie πŸ‘‹

A reminder that Mastodon and the Fediverse do NOT use cryptocurrency, blockchains, NFTs, tokens, coins, mining, web3 or anything like that.

Masto and the Fedi run on traditional servers and use a sustainable network federation model somewhat similar to e-mail (that's why Fediverse addresses look similar to e-mail addresses).

Also a reminder there are no venture capital firms or other investors either. No one owns the network, each server is independent. Masto and Fedi server running costs are paid by their owners, sometimes with donations from users.

No one is getting rich from the Fediverse, it is all volunteers with some getting donations and a few getting modest grants from foundations. Please remember this when you interact with admins or developers.

(There might be some individual users who post about cryptocurrency/blockchain, but the infrastructure this place runs on doesn't use it at all.)

Tl:dr - Decentralisation does NOT mean cryptocurrency/blockchain


πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί ooh, the EU is on the fediverse now too @EU_Commission (since April this year)

My lovely friend Kirsty is restarting her Qigong class in Firs Field, Combe Down, from this Thursday 10.30-11:30am.

Its been a small class, suitable for beginners, and she really wants to expand her offering.

I love that it's a morning class in the park as is so typical in China.


"The indigenous critique of European society included its lack of freedom, equality, or fraternity, its shocking willingness to leave people poor and suffering, and its obsession with wealth at the expense of time and leisure."

Too right!


If only I had the time and leisure to read the referenced book, the dawn of everything bookshop.org/books/the-dawn-of

🌱 Tomorrow (Saturday) I'll be here for this local growing open day thing. I'll be on the stall for Dry Arch community allotment...

πŸ“· I've just ordered prints of some of my photos from there, so should have a nice display.

πŸͺ Oh, and biscuits. There will be biscuits.

Listen to an audiobook. https://librivox.org/ has free, public domain books recorded by volunteers.

Just signed up to this - another reflection point in my ongoing action inquiry. Would love it if others from Bath might join if not already goin: braziers.org.uk/ukcomcon/

Hello, lovely to be part of this. Nick it is great learning about non commercialized spaces from you after the Work That Reconnects we did together last summer. Rhian

Life should be touched, not strangled. You've got to relax, let it happen at times, and at others move forward with it. ~ Ray Bradbury

Amazing piece by Alice Yuan Zhuang ✨ πŸ’œ :

"The fever pitch of Web3 is driven by money, but decentralization as praxis is rooted in direct action, striving to abolish capitalistic economics and supply chains which encode mass oppression into large-scale systems with many actors and minimal accountability. To cultivate technological sovereignty is to dismantle the veil of neutrality, decolonize our imagination, learn alongside movements of food & land sovereignty..."


Nice things often get co-opted and made to fit a "business as usual" way of doing things.

Happy to come across a report that explains it foei.org/publication/junk-agro

"β€˜Junk Agroecology’: The corporate capture of agroecology for a partial ecological transition without social justice"

"It finds they use these governance initiatives to keep pursuing their agenda of intensification, free market ideology and corporate capture of decision-making processes, under the guise of promoting agroecology."


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