Posts Tagged ‘marijuana’

The Flower contrasts a utopian society that freely farms and consumes a pleasure-giving flower with a society where the same flower is illegal and its consumption is prohibited.

(Stolen from the Georgia Straight.)


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Hola from the Farmhouse! Sorry I’ve been behind (again) but so goes the life of an itinerant hippie. I am also behind on sleep, although I had probably the best sleep in a week last night thanks to a long-forgotten bottle of melatonin. Man that stuff leaves me with some messed-up dreams.


What can I share with you today? The latest in the Vancouver chicken drama! (Vancouver city council approved the motion last night.)

Vancouver’s first fully legal backyard chicken eggs could be in frying pans as early as June.

City staff are preparing to take registrations from would-be egg farmers as soon as council approves enabling bylaw changes expected June 1. The move is a tangible result of the city’s evolving food security policy.

“After that people will be able to register their hens,” said Tom Hammel, the city’s deputy chief license inspector. “We are working on a website to give people instruction on how to build their enclosures.”

Mmmm, fresh eggs. Too bad we can’t participate in the chicken-ocracy. I’m sure the neighbours would protest. No, I know the neighbours would protest. Going from messy garden to chickens? Especially with all the misinformation out there about avian flu, it’s just too much of a headache for me to want to deal with.

Interested in raising your own chickens? Check out Chickens in Vancouver.


Also check out this video about guerrilla gardening in Vancouver by David Henderson-Hean, which came in first place at the 5 Minutes to Change Your World competition.

I’ve tried embedding the video but because I’m still a bit stupid when it comes to the Internet, I can’t make it work (that’s what she said). Please take the time to watch it, though. It’s quite wonderful.


Okay, and one more quick one that is near and dear to my heart. Want to show your support for Marc Emery? Check out the Free Marc Emery page about upcoming rallies and protest actions.

I don’t want to turn this into a debate about what kind of guy Marc is. No matter how you feel about the man personally, you’ve got to respect and appreciate his place in this crazy marijuana movement. His extradition is entirely political—the DEA admitted that as far back as 2006—and it sickens me that Canada would extradite someone to a country for a crime that amounts to a $200 fine here.

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