Week 18 - schemes & slogans

Lo these 8 weeks since I last wrote a blog post!

We're coming to the end of the 'pre-season scramble.' The regular season will begin soon (week 21), and with it, hopefully the repetition that will support the regular practice of writing & expression that I want to do this season.

What can I say? 3 new employees started today. They are outstanding, with diverse and deep and dirty experiences that make them perfect for our crew.

I'm cultivating a few slogans / schemes / ideals these days....

  • diversity is strength / strength thru diversity
    • ()true for plants, people, schools of thoughts, etc...
    • true for market outlets
    • true for making a bouquet more beautiful
Look for our flowers often at The Farmer's Hand, a local produce shop in Corktown!

Look for our flowers often at The Farmer's Hand, a local produce shop in Corktown!

  • recognize & value the biodiversity detroit currently has
    • long-time detroiters
      • using gentrification as a mechanism to build wealth for long-time residents
      • making the exploitation of detroit cultural capital a reciprocal relationship, not just predatory extraction
    • in so-called "vacant lots"
      • are they really vacant?
      • pheasants, bunnies, birds, etc...
      • let's protect these habitats, and then some!
      • let's invest in monarch habitat - they're endangered and small amounts of habitat can make a huge difference in their populations. Look for this in the east garden at our farm this summer.
      • let's invest in more pollinator habitats - who knows what catastrophic wave of insects or whatever will happen - let's prepare by investing in diversity
Shelbie insists on color diversity in her bouquets, and they're better for it!

Shelbie insists on color diversity in her bouquets, and they're better for it!