Pedagogy of the Plants

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More Orbs!

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Twice as many melons swell on the vine this summer, and they need support before the all-you-can-eat buffet opens for insects on the ground.  Click here to see last year’s crop, and stay tuned for a new and improved hosiery hammock/trampoline design…

Written by Cameron Brooks

June 25, 2012 at 9:42 am

Pantyhose Honeydew Hammocks

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The melon above sat on the ground just long enough for something to bore a pencil sized hole into the outer rind.  Now suspended, hopefully that’ll be the last visitor until havest. More hammocks…

Written by Cameron Brooks

July 12, 2011 at 6:25 pm

The Orbs

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Back from a week surfing, the honeydew now commandeer back door steps and hand rails.   More orbs…

Written by Cameron Brooks

July 9, 2011 at 12:07 am

Honeydew Melon, Cucumis melo

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This is the Trellis Summer.  Sun gold tomatoes at home and in our classroom bed find bambooed support culled from an invasion in the school’s wildlife habitat fit for a family of pandas. Ladders of hemp twine scale vertical bamboo cuts, which (so far) supply enough structure for the bite-sized alkaline orbs.  But it’s the honeydew I’m worried about.   More about my first go at honeydew…

Written by Cameron Brooks

June 12, 2011 at 11:24 pm