"Eggplant is an Indian crop, so [Monsanto does] genetic engineering of eggplant. They could have chosen 500 vegetables. Why don’t they choose potatoes for India? Why eggplant? Because it is native to India and we have 4,500 varieties. Why do they want to plant – by bullying – on six million acres – GM corn in Mexico? Because corn is the sacred crop of Mexico and the Andes. So basically, while the justification is, “We are doing science,” the reality is they are unleashing a war against our sacred cultures."
- Vandana Shiva on GMO issues, University of Hawai’i, Jan 2013 (via lgbtbahai)
Icones plantarum medico-oeconomico- ; By Vietz, Ferdinand Bernhard, 1772-1815 Albrecht, Ignatz. on Flickr.
Publication info Vienna: edited by Ignatz Albrecht and moved bey Phil Jos. Schalbaecher …,  -1822.
Missouri Botanical Garden’s Materia Medica
Our hut // two days of mountaineering/ice climbing on Mt. Temple (1,913 meters).
Polygons measuring spoon
"My wish for you is that you continue. Continue to be who and how you are, to astonish a mean world with your acts of kindness. Continue to allow humor to lighten the burden of your tender heart."
- Maya Angelou (via emotional-algebra)
Home built by Jay Nelson on Kauai, Hawaii.
For more about Jay’s work, check out this short film.
Contributed by Jess Bianchi.
I will always love you and I will forever stand by you.
I will protect you and support your thoughts and words.
No one is like you and no one can replace you because you are perfect, just the way you are.
You are flawed and you are insane, but that doesn’t make you any less amazing in my…