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Your Farmer Is Not Stupid | Café Casey

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This year I'm working really hard to get the garden to grow without tons of sprays, but what I have learned is that the farmers don't want to use tons of sprays either. This year, I'm listening better. We'll see if I come out with a ton of nearly organic food or if I kill things and cave. 


“Put down some newspaper, then a layer of mulch straw between your rows. It keeps the weeds down and roots moist.” I never needed such things in my urban raised beds. They were tightly interplanted. I weeded them when the need arose, running out of room for planting quickly. I planned to plant edible borders around the property, eventually destroying the lawn for crops, too, but I got caught by my husband, The Lawn Ranger, and had to stop. I’m not permitted near his beautiful lawns. The garden is my mess.

I put the straw down. I didn’t have newspaper, just news feeds on Twitter. I don’t need to kill the rainforest to be informed. It’s just bad news anyway. I ignored that half of the advice.

What if Twitter kills everyone's garden because we don't read the print news? We can't even read a paragraph anymore--it's longer than 140 characters:) 

I still read print news and I find myself on Twitter less and less. 

I think the print news is fun but clutter. I really try to reduce clutter in my life. 

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