Prince gets a brand new tribute in the form of a flowering bush

By steve / April 28, 2018


On Sunday, artist Christine Stein stepped outside her California home to discover a surprise:

The massive bush growing behind her custom tribute to the late musician Prince had bloomed for the first time.

Though the mural itself attracted attention back in 2016, it found new online fame after Stein shared a photo of the surrounding the bush in bloom on Twitter.

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As HuffPost reports, her tweet prompted thousands of retweets and hundreds of responses.

4.1.18 – Our #Prince bush started flowering all of a sudden! Now there are hundreds bees buzzing and a few birds living in the bush! Happy #Easter Everyone!

— Christine Stein (@ChristinesAArt) April 1, 2018 Read more…

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Prevent Spraying of Chemical Pesticides in Your Neighborhood

By steve / April 28, 2018

John from talks with Josh Cunnings of the Boogie Brew Company about the spraying of chemicals in his neighborhood.

If kids in FL are willing to stand up against assault weapons, then how about eliminating the silent assassin that kills far more of us than America’s gun-a-holic culture ever could. Chemicals are responsible for cancer now occupying the top slot for causes of death, (surpassing even heart disease). Where is there an amendment to our constitution that guarantees the right to bear toxins on our own environment?

In this rant-style episode, you will hear Josh rant on about chemical spraying of pesticides in his neighborhood and how you can help him rid HOA associations around the country from spraying neonicotinoid insecticides.

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Pacific Landscapes (contractor out of Sebastopol), fraudulently advertises themselves as an “organic landscape company” , (slogan on their vehicles and trailers). Under the authority of CentreVille HOA and its management company, (“Christison Corp”), they are getting ready to apply the Neonicotinoid compounds AGAIN this year, please help us to stop them! (Last year this wiped out our honeybees).

Here is what occurred last year:

Here is a link to our local petition, (hard copy with signatures obtained is on file).

Here is a summary of the whole situation:

Why should RP citizens be forced to tolerate what would otherwise NEVER be allowed to happen in communities like Sebastopol? Another question is the threat to waterways like Hinebaugh creek, (right behind our housing complex); this tributary feeds into our precious Laguna, a critical wetlands habitat, (that needs all the help it can get in Sonoma County!).
Why should Rohnert Park’s citizenry collectively dig their heads into a chemical sand of denial?

However this is no joke, there is nothing hilarious whatsoever about the usage of Neonicotinoids in an urban environment which is inhabited by sensitive humans, pets, and indeed native creatures. (Hinebaugh Creek is a critical tributary to our precious Laguna and plays host to numerous aquatic, mammalian and invertebrate species). These compounds are killing all of us, slowly and bit by bit…

Another irony is that Neonicotinoids have been billed as “The New DDT”, (systematically wiping out bees as surely as bird populations suffered up until the 60’s). The ironic part is that “Rachel Carson Hall”, (as you well know, the author of “Silent Spring”), stands proud and tall at the SSU’s campus barely a couple of miles from our door!

Neonicotinoids are illegal in Europe and one lone state on the U..S, (Minnesota, where the regulators actually CARE about the honey bees!). Bayer, meanwhile, (who now own Monsanto and who manufacture the majority of these bee-killing pesticides), have hilariously created a bee foundation! (Talk about the chemical foxes guarding the sheeple’s henhouses!).

State laws were broken right here in Rohnert Park as the pesticide applicators must always provide a 30 day advance notice of their intent to spray. (less than 24 hours of notice were actually provided).

Help us get the word out about this perverted poisoning of RP’s landscape. We have neighbors with sensitive children who would love to have their story told. These are the citizens, and they deserve to be heard.

Further Information:
Neighboorhood Sprayed with Insecticides

Here is a link to latest legal rulings on neonicotinoids in CA:

Contact the “HOA Specialist” at Christison Corp who “manages” Centreville HOA : Joyce Solarz –

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More Vegetable Gardening

John from answers your organic gardening questions including

What are some low maintenance vegetables I can grow?

What is your opinion on pure protein fish hydrolysate?

What are your favorite edible flowers to grow and much more..

John will answer the following questions at the following times:
02:22 Episode Starts
04:35 What type of Growing will do on your acreage?
07:36 If you can grow anything, what would you grow?
08:20 What is your favorite food?
08:56 I have 4 kale plants, why does one grow smaller leaves and more compact?
11:10 What is the hottest pepper you have grown?
12:16 What is your favorite sweet pepper?
13:04 When will the cookbook be out? What kind of recipes will it have?
15:50 Should I use Diatomaceous Earth or Release Ladybugs for Aphids?
18:58 What are some low maintenance vegetables I can grow?
20:43 Do you still recommend the rainshower garden filter?
22:16 Should I plant new tomatoes or keep my 1-year-old tomato plants in Southern California?
24:25 How are the plants from Wendiland doing?
25:29 What are your opinions on using pure protein (fish fertilizer)?
31:59 Is it a concern that my soil is contaminated?
34:00 Best Bagged soil product available at stores around the nation
34:53 What are your favorite edible flowers that are easy to grow?
36:10 Is it better to start seeds or buy plants?
40:55 My doctor says that it’s “Unhealthy to Go Plant-Based” Is she wrong?

After watching this episode, you will learn John’s answers to these questions, and probably learn a few things along the way as well.

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Where I get my plants – CPG Nursery

The episode with Dr. Joel Fuhman’s Garden

The episode with Dr. Fuhrmans in My Garden

Healthiest Diet Proven by Science

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