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The Ann Arbor Seed Company’s Eric Kampe on the importance of seed saving, the threat of the “Big Seed” industry, and how proud he is of his biennial root vegetables

A few weeks ago, I had the occasion to lead a seed bomb making workshop at the downtown Ypsilanti library, where, by the way, there happens to be a pretty awesome seed library. And, after we’d finished making the seed bombs, and talking about where and how they might be deployed, we watched a documentary […]

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I don’t give a fuck which Seinfeld character Buzzfeed says you are… You won’t believe my new super awesome meme…

Tired of my Facebook “friends” sharing the results of their bullshit Buzzfeed quizes, I decided to channel a little of my passive aggressive super power in their direction this evening. Enjoy. And, here, if you aren’t aware of the meme I’m rebelling against, are a few examples from the most awful place on the internet […]

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We need $500 to seed bomb Water Street, and we’re almost there already!

I have a few updates relative to our May 1 seed bombing of Water Street. We reached out to a few reputable, in-state suppliers of native seed, and heard back from Native Connections in Three Rivers, Michigan that they had a prepared mix that might meet our needs. It contains significantly more species than we’d […]

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Interview with Community Records founder Jesse Morgan

We’re fortunate in the Ypsi/Arbor community in that we have several great non-profits serving kids. To name just a few that are actively working in the area of creative expression, we’ve got 826 Michigan (creative writing), The Wild Swan Theater (theatrical performance), FLY Children’s Art Center (visual arts), and Community Records (musical performance). I believe, […]

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The Survival Seed scam

Last night, on my way home from work, I was listening to our resident rightwing radio personality Thayrone X, which I occasionally do when I find myself becoming too optimistic about humanity’s chances, when a commercial came on about the importance of heirloom, non-genetically modified seeds. For a second, I thought that perhaps I’d stumbled […]

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