you know how im always taking on new projects for self, life, spirit, community and so forth improvement? whether it be taking on the politics of birth, switching to cloth toilet paper, or converting our car to run on veggie oil i pretty much have a knee jerk reaction to most situations once i realize i am dependent on something that is not necessary. (i will ask you kindly to overlook my internet and Lost addiction okay? thanks!) i've always sort of been one to push boundaries and try new things. a fact that im sure has given my parents both gray hairs and smile-wrinkles. so anyways a few things i'm thinking about doing or am currently doing right now
1. nixing the microwave
as of this week we're putting away the microwave for at least a month. maybe more if this goes well. my buddy caleb from church said he didnt have one and i was boggled but immediately like DUH! and so began my weaning from the microwave. it just is not the healthiest way to heat things up plus i reject the idea of being pacified by convenience when there is a healthier way to do things. at the very least i want to show myself that there is another way to do things that isn't hard to adapt to (hi, this is a big life theme of mine!)
2. seed bombs
have you heard about guerrilla gardening? it's a doozy of a philosophy that encompasses all kinds of motivations (from hunger driving a person to take over public land to grow edibles on to simply wanting to beautify a space that has been neglected). from what i've researched most folks are into the beautification part more than planting edibles. im knee deep in a book about it (written by the guy who is in the video im going to link to) and am in love. i'm thinking about making some seed bombs and getting guerilla on columbus. here is a great how-to video if you are interested in getting your own nails dirty. quote from the video: "ready to wreak havoc on the urban wasteland" i love that...