Enough is Enough!

I'm going to go down to this tomorrow, 12:30pm orange grove, Saturday 1st October.

"Millions of people are being forced to choose between eating and heating. The cost of living crisis and the climate crisis are both caused by an economic system that syphons money to the rich, impoverishes the rest of us and burns the planet in the process"

I like the connection between these topics, and some of the underlying causes.

"We can only get through this by working together"

... and a little window into some of our organising systems.

Most things are shared in an "organic" way, but onions are counted and rationed out, with a sheet of paper to mark off how many we've each taken so far.

And here's our current growing plan. We rotate things round each time, and try some experiments here and there.

We're going to trial a bed for the first time (too good to be true?).

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โ˜€๏ธ Getting to the end of some of the summer abundance now.... enjoying it still while it lasts...

... they go well with my walnuts from the other day (collected from the gutter...)

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I've been wanting to harvest some hazelnuts for a while... ever since I realised that hazelnuts grow on hazel trees (which are super abundant here). I hadn't actually connected the two before... ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™‚๏ธ

These were from a tree in somebodies front garden, I rang the doorbell if they minded if I collect them. They were happy and even gave me a bag to put them in ๐Ÿ˜€

Walnuts from just off London road, look alright! They're going on a pizza now.

I love the little snippets of speech I hear in Bath in town, just now: "I'm just going into Waitrose after yoga"

Could be from a comedy about Bath ๐Ÿ˜‚

Big moment!

# git switch -c add/public-activities
Switched to a new branch 'add/public-activities'

non-techie version: we're adding publicly accessible activities in karrot ๐Ÿพ

... one day hopefully to federate with mobilizon et al.

Sign of the times --> civilizational collapse is a real topic whilst sharing a meal with the neighbours.

BBC commentary of Kim Jong Il's funeral procession laid over footage of Queen Elizabeth's. Fits like a glove ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

"Kohler notes that when he found evidence of village members living at the same social level, it appeared they were able to survive a similarly challenging drought by โ€œpulling together and making things workโ€."

From theguardian.com/environment/20

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"it was only the socially polarized communities that appeared to collapse during a climate crisis. โ€œWhat I think happened is that some people in these villages had more wealth, or maize production, than others,โ€ explains Kohler. Over time, tensions built between the haves and the have nots. โ€œIf there were pre-existing social divisions during a climatic downturn, then you had the potential for violence and village life was thrown into chaos.โ€"

Good argument for working on social solidarity...

... those potatoes gave us some laughs with their shapes.

And some people photos! Digging and sorting potatoes before the rains come and make them all wet again.

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Some of the latest stuff up here...

Purpley stuff (is that kale, or purple sprouting broccoli @dans??), some squash/pumpkin thing, greengages (king of plums!), and pink fir apple potatoes, yum!

There's businesses on the TV who are struggling with gas bills. Some are making stuff we don't really need right now though.

But we made an economy where we can't just pause that stuff for a bit whilst we focus on more immediate needs, like making sure people are warm and fed this winter.

That sucks. What a shitty way to design an economic system.

Had a bit downtime for bath.social there, my debit card expired and I didn't update the payment details in time... ๐Ÿค‘

๐ŸŽต I love these lyrics:

"There's a bylaw to say you must be on your way
And another to say you can't wander"

(from Thirty Foot Trailer by the Dubliner)

... we're just meant to get a job and buy a house on a mortgage, but our travelling wandering ways are a deep part of us.

Lovely haul of veg from @DryArchGrowers this weekend. Nomnomnomomom. ๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ… ๐Ÿฅ”

I never actually saw white aubergines before now. They look like odd elongated eggs.

And a load of potatoes we speared with the fork by accident whilst digging 'em out.

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