This Chick <3’s (heart’s) Chicks
Independent Project - Beneficial Beasts in the Garden - Spring 2012
April 7, 2012, my roommate Jack and I drove to Santa Rosa to buy some chickens. We brought and empty cat carrier, a plastic bin, and beach towel. We had “reserved” four Rhode Island Red pullets at Western Farm Center, a store recommended by the ladies who give the occasional “Urban Chickens’ class at Eco-House in Berkeley. Luckily we had called ahead to check on the available breeds and found out that the “ladies” were selling out fast today, and that we’d better get our chickens soon. We’d inadvertently scheduled our big “Chick’nWeek’n” during another big “chicken” holiday - Easter. We told them we’d be there in an hour and a half and they said they’d set some aside for us. What nice folks.
I went to Saltillo Plaza in East Austin today, and planted a garden. Using my shovel, I upended the top two inches of soil to weed the space, before laying compost and garden soil. The bricks offer foot steps to access the veggies when they’re grown.
I planted broccoli, red and green leaf lettuce, and radishes.
Forcing people off of the land and privatizing the commons made slaves of everyone. Now we must work mindless, meaningless jobs so we can pay rent on the planet on which we were born. Retaking the commons and entering into relationships with the land, will set people free.
[Decolonize] Everywhere! Oh, and fuck you, Monsanto!
All men whilst they are awake are in one common world: but each of them, when he is asleep, is in a world of his own. ~Plutarch
stick a spoon in it
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