Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Djibouti. Those are the countries. It will be drought-resistant species, mostly acacias. And this is a fucking brilliant idea you have no idea oh my Christ
This will create so many jobs and regenerate so many communities and aaaaaahhhhhhh
more info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Green_Wall
it’s already happening, and already having positive effects. this is wonderful, why have i not heard of this before? i’m so happy!
Oh yes, acacia trees.
They fix nitrogen and improve soil quality.
And, to make things fun, the species they’re using practices “reverse leaf phenology.” The trees go dormant in the rainy season and then grow their leaves again in the dry season. This means you can plant crops under the trees, in that nitrogen-rich soil, and the trees don’t compete for light because they don’t have any leaves on.
And then in the dry season, you harvest the leaves and feed them to your cows.
Crops grown under acacia trees have better yield than those grown without them. Considerably better.
So, this isn’t just about stopping the advancement of the Sahara - it’s also about improving food security for the entire sub-Saharan belt and possibly reclaiming some of the desert as productive land.
Of course, before the “green revolution,” the farmers knew to plant acacia trees - it’s a traditional practice that they were convinced to abandon in favor of “more reliable” artificial fertilizers (that caused soil degradation, soil erosion, etc).
This is why you listen to the people who, you know, have lived with and on land for centuries.
The Great Green Wall, to resist the encroachment of the Sahara. Fascinating.
So, what do a bunch of colourful 3D printed charms have to do with my more usual sewing projects? For any fans of Cyan Worlds’ Myst games out there, especially those who love Riven, these will be instantly recognisable I think. Huge digression coming up…
Myst and then Riven were what seriously got me into computer gaming, from there I got into console gaming too. And that’s where my interest for hand embroidery first started, although the particular game that really put me on that path was thatgamecompany’s Journey on the PS3 in 2012 (I hand-sewed and painted my own white robe scarf).
I love sewing. I love gaming. And along with many other people I see no reason why loving those things has to be a mutually exclusive deal.
Creating fan art is a great way of showing how much you appreciate what a whole lot of talented and remarkable people create as games. Through Tumblr I’ve seen a lot of textile artists, and artists in other media, work with their interpretations of game themes, characters, symbols, etc., So, if anyone reading this has been thinking; “Oh I’d love to do a crochet Moomba from Final Fantasy VIII!”, then I say; Go for it. Find a way to make what you love.
Back to the Sunner, Ytram, fish, beetle (did those have canon Rivenese names. I forgot if so) and Wahrk. These little charms are prototypes for using on a Riven/D’ni mash-up cosplay I’m making. It’s going to be some time before it’s finished (probably 2015 at this rate), but I’m super happy with how these are working out so far.
I want to give a shout out to my good friend JP who worked in Blender to modify these models for 3D printing, based on the 2D images and Illustrator files I made from the original game.
One of the reasons your tuition is high and classes are getting cut.
ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME
fact checked and…apparently this is completely correct.
And people wonder and complain when I am “down” on sports.
Daily Show correspondent Michael Che tries to find a safe place to report from.
boyfriend or girlfriend requirements:
- you have to kill the spider
but spiders are cute and innocent! it should be:
- you have to catch the spider and release it in the garden
boyfriend or girlfriend requirements:
- just get that spider away from me i don’t care if you send it to italy just get it away
DO NOT SEND THE SPIDER TO ITALY
we will send it to france
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