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kano wrote (edited )

Its run by a German llc so I guess the GDPR applies, but according to the privacy policy apparently there is ads, they log ip addresses and keep them for 14 days, so I'd say its not ideal, and they do geo targeting by ip for advertisement purposes, but you don't need an account


fortmis OP wrote

But the deep ecological “intuition…that all things in this biosphere have an equal right to live and blossom” is the same projection of human social-political categories onto nature—a legalistic and bourgeois-humanist anthropocentrism itself. Ecology confirms the animist vision of interrelatedness, but when expressed in the ideological terms of this society, it denatures and colonizes animism, reducing it to a kind of economics or juridical, legal formalism. Neither animals nor primal peoples recognized or conferred abstract legal rights, but lived in harmony and mutualism, including a mutualism of predation of other species to fulfill their needs and desires. Human subsistence was bound up with natural cycles and not in opposition to them; people did not envision an alienated “human versus nature dualism (which, whether one takes “nature’s” side or “humanity’s,” is an ideology of this civilization), but rather “humanized” nature by interacting mythically and symbolically with it.


Majrelende wrote (edited )

Yes--and mushrooms gather up more pollution too, so it might be hard to find good ones. I have heard of stropharia being common in wood chips though; that shouldn't be bad. Nasturtium flowers are spicy too but I don't dislike them. That said I wouldn't go out of my way for them.

I also deal with overly strong flavours by turning whatever offensive vegetable into a pesto with many other wild herbs and vegetables, plus sunflower seeds (no pine nuts here!) It is still spicy, but in a good way.


ratratratrat OP wrote (edited )

i wish there were more edible mushrooms in my area, i am trying to get more foraging knowledge but since i can’t/won’t drive and live in the city it’s hard to get the experience. tried some nasturtium leaves since they are apparently edible and they taste nasty! there is a spicy aftertaste which seems like it could be interesting. maybe cooking it would remove the nasty flavor.

the flowers apparently taste better so i will go out into the garden and try. they also grow wild a lot where i live.


Majrelende wrote

Lucky that you have mulberries! I will be starting some from seed soon.

Right now the maple trees are all leafing out, turning the hills green; seeds in the garden are growing, spring wildflowers blooming. No edible mushrooms yet, but the morels will be here soon. Unfortunately, the following years may be their last years in the region, at least for the native kind of morel. They have a very specific habitat here which due to invasive species and horrible profit mindsets are disappearing very quickly, and will continue to do so should the trend continue.

There are a few important wild vegetables already harvestable, and more to come. All the buds are swelling, and rose family trees are starting to blossom.


kano wrote

You know I've spent a lot time thinking about how to quantify what being wack means or what wackness is. My answer is that Wackness is the opposite of Dopeness. and stuff can be rated on a qualitative scale from Wack to Dope.

So if something's wack its totally not dope.


roanoke9 wrote

At what point does an invasive become native? Idk, but if the removal causes more damage than leaving it alone- the person doing the removal IS invasive. Basically seems like the height of hypocrisy for members of the most harmful species ever to exist to get all set in stone over what constitutes invasive.

I hand remove invasives, sometimes, mostly leave em alone and take the term invasive with a grain of salt. Unlike the term weed (plants a person dislikes) invasive has some utility but can still cause harm in situations like OP describes. Considering climate change, the native/invasive question might be secondary to drought tolerant, adaptable to what future conditions are, numerous other traits. A healthy amount of "i don't know what is best but will try to make improvements and do limited harm as best I can" helps, as opposed to "this is on invasive species list so I will salt the earth".


PointNemo wrote

Wow I guess I git lucky with my the org I volunteer with. We mostly just pull invasives by hand to make sure we don't disturb any native plants. It is very surgical. Herbicide is rarely used, and even when it is they try to use non-glyphosate herbicides when possible.


Exlurker wrote

This is part of the reason I stopped volunteering at a planting near my house, it seemed that ultimately the plan was to tear every single non-native tree(excluding the few that are found to be native bat habitats).