Sunday, January 24, 2016

List of Socially & environmentally conscious documentaries on Netflix

Among the hundreds of Nazi, Hitler, and JFK documentaries, there are documentaries I have favored and hope that others watch the material to gain insight, information, and a new found empathy and understanding for all people, animals, the planet, and ourselves. Of course there are so many more documentaries I enjoyed and see value, and I condensed a list below of the best documentaries to watch on Netflix that are currently uploaded, and a small list of the documentaries I thought were decent. Many movies and documentaries are deleted periodically from Netflix. Some good documentaries can be watched on youtube and other sites for free; and of course, the list of documentaries on the left side of the page, can be watched on youtube.

Dark Girls

Through a lens darkly

Black Power Mixtape

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross (series with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.)

The Reel Injun: One the trail of the Hollywood Indian

The True Cost

Walmart: the high cost of low price

Inequality for All

Surviving progress





Food Matters

Forks Over Knives

The Fruit Hunters

Plastic Paradise

Cosmos (series with Neil Degrasse Tyson)

How to Grow a Planet & The power of the Planet (series with Iain Stewart)

Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia

Howard Zinn: You can't be neutral on a moving train

Money for nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve

Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom

Ai Weiwei, Never sorry

Miss Representation

Pussy Riot

The House I Live In

Others Netflix documentaries that were worth a watch:
Hiroshima (BBC)
The propaganda game
Food Chains
Exit through the gift shop
Tesla: master of lightning
We're not broke
Citizen Koch
Bottled Life
God Loves Uganda
For the Bible tells me so
Jesus Camp

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Seeds for the 2016 Gardens

Every year I purchase from the Veganseeds people. This year I purchased less seeds from vegan seeds company, and am experimenting with another seed company on amazon called SOS (seeds of sustenance). From the vegan seeds company, the pack contained 2,500 Total Non-Hybrid seeds of the follow varieties: 1. TOMATO beefsteak 125 seeds 2. Blue Lake bush Bean 50seeds 3. Kidney Bean 50 seeds 4. lettuce 500 seeds 5. Broccoli 100 6. cabbage green 100 7. Nantes  CARROT 300 8. Sweet Corn 50 9. Hales best jumbo Cantaloupe 50 10. Marketmore Cucumber (50 seeds) 11.Ashley Cucumber (50 seeds) 12. black beauty Eggplant 50 seeds 13. cherry belle Radish 50 seeds
14. Spinach 50 seeds 15 Green Pepper (50 seeds) 16. Jalapeno Pepper (50 seeds) 17. Watermelon (45-50 seeds) 18. Yellow Squash (50 seeds) 19. Zucchini 50 seeds 20. Cayenne Pepper (50 seeds) 21. ONION yellow spanish 50 seeds) 22. dark red Beet (50 seeds) 23. Lima Beans (50 seeds) 24.Sunflower Seeds (50 seeds) 25. rutgers TOMATO (125 seed 26. pinto beans 27. Utah celery 28. jack-o-lantern pumpkin 29. peas green 30. cowpeas 31.cilantro 32. brussel sprouts 33. Georgia collard greens 34. turnip greens
From the SOS company, the pack contained 15,000 seeds of the same varieties that was packaged from vegan seeds. Some different and unique varieties in the SOS pack were Green Globe Artichoke, Spineless Okra, Fordhook Lima Bean, Long Purple Eggplant, Large Mixed Gourds, American Purple Top Rutabaga, Big Max Pumpkin, Bilicious Corn, Scotch Curled Kale, Boston Pickling Cucumber, Calabrese Broccoli, Crimson Sweet Watermelon, Giant Nobel Spinach, Green Arrow Pea, Green Flesh Honeydew Melon, Iceberg Lettuce, Large White Rib Swiss Chard, Long Island Brussels Sprouts, Mary Washington Asparagus, Peredovik Sunflower, Red Acre Cabbage, Paris Island Romaine, Purple Top Turnips, Red Cherry Tomato, Red Romaine Lettuce, Red Russian Kale, Roma Tomato, Ruby Onion, Small Sugar Pumpkin, Spaghetti Squash, Sweet Banana Pepper, Victoria Rhubarb, White Snow Puff Corn, Slow Bolt Arugula, Snowball Y Cauliflower, and Sweet Yolo Wonder Pepper. 

In the picture below are leftover seeds from previous years, flower seeds recently given to me, and seeds saved from the garden vegetables. Much of the seeds saved from the garden were melon seeds, cushaw seeds, etc. 

Friday, January 1, 2016

Additions to our Food & Ornamental forest

I like to say that I am building a food forest, likewise an ornamental forest, on this small, 0.6 acreage of land. I have been inspired by the garden magazines I have been reading, to add deciduous shrubs and trees to the landscape--so, we planted two Gold Rider Leyland Cypress trees, in the pictures below.

Grow greens year round (december 30th harvest)

Below is a picture of arugula, bok choy, lettuce, endive, and parsley harvest. I am convinced you can grow greens year round, including indoors.