Have you ever wondered how baby carrots are produced? They used to be the result of peeling and cutting broken carrots that couldn’t be sold for aesthetic reasons. Nowadays, this tradition has kept its main track but lost its natural qualities. In order for baby carrots to stay small in size, they are planted very close together, harvested just 120 days after planting, washed, peeled and dipped in a chlorine bath… otherwise, peeled vegetables would rot within 2 to 4 days. How can you make sure your foods are free of chemicals and synthetic pesticides? The first step is to choose organic foods produced with natural pesticides like neem! Learn more about neem’s benefits for organic agriculture at www.NEEM.world!
“Verde que te quiero verde.
Verde viento. Verdes ramas.
El barco sobre la mar
y el caballo en la montaña.
Con la sombra en la cintura
ella sueña en su baranda,
verde carne, pelo verde,
con ojos de fría plata.
Verde que te quiero verde.
Bajo la luna gitana,
las cosas le están mirando
y ella no puede mirarlas.” (F. García Lorca)
Photo taken in March 2017 in a small beautiful garden somewhere up in Vallcarca, Barcelona.
Tanya Aguiñiga "Tierra", #Nylon , #Soil , #Leather , #Thread and #Vinyl
Composed of soil from the Tijuana-San Ysidro #border region. She encases the soil in nylon, leather, and vinyl tubes which were #woven into a #rug . According to Aguiñiga, "The collection sites include my grandmother's house, under the bridge where my mentor and father figure committed suicide, the beach where I had my first kiss and experimented with drugs, and the US-Mexico border fence." Aguiñiga stamped phrases related to these special sites on the leather strips attached along two edges of the rug. The phrases are accompanied by the coordinates for each site mapping precise locations. .
This is part of the exhibit currently on display at 516ARTS in #ABQ , #NM - "The US-Mexico Border: Place, #Imagination , and Possibility" co-curated by Dr. Lowery Stokes Sims and Ana Elena Mallet. The exhibition presents the work of #contemporary#artists who explore the border as a physical reality (#place ), as a subject (#imagination ), and as a site for production and solution (#possibility ). The inclusion of artists from various disciplines —including #design , #architecture , #sculpture , #painting , and #photography —reflects the ways in which #contemporaryartists and #designers themselves cross disciplinary borders. Many of the artists featured in the exhibition pursue a #creative problem-solving #process sometimes described as “design thinking,” which involves invention, social engagement, and the task of making.
Agriculture is more than dirt, plows, and tractors. Agriculture is the largest industry in the world and employs the majority of the people . Most people just think that fields are just “dirt,” which isn’t even the right term. Do you know the difference between dirt and soil?
Soil is what farmers grow their crops in, dirt is what you sweep up off your kitchen floor. There are many uses for soil in growing the crops that produce your food. Soil provides the nutrients, holds the water that keep the cops alive, provide aeration for the crops, and provides that minerals that the crops need to grow.
The soil in the farm is what makes the crops prosperous or not, so the next time you look at a farm think about the potential that it might hold for the next years to come.