Friday, June 17, 2011

The Friday Mulch

White yarrow, flowering

An evolutionary biologist interested in altruism decides to apply evolutionary theory to the society in which he lives. In doing so, he creates more playgrounds and parks, among many other projects he has undertaken. It doesn't matter to him that some members of his community don't even believe in evolution.

LATimes story on the rare wild Carpenteria rose.

The only community garden in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, was razed by a bulldozer, courtesy of the local bank. I rate the rudeness factor of the bank sky high as it turns out the gardeners weren't even allowed to collect or save their plants. I'm not clear on what recourse is available to the organizing group. Still more publicity probably helps, which is why I posted the link to the story.

Tips on gardening with wildlife. Bet you all could do better.

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