farmining

No I don’t give a shit that it’s one of our creators’ birthday.

SOMEONE’S got to be farmin’ all these goddamn fuckin’ wigglers, pain in the ass though truly it be.

So that’s what I’m doing.

Standing around here

farmin’ all these

goddamn

fuckin’

wigglers.

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The changing face of California agriculture

Jennifer Sowerwine’s work at UC Berkeley, centers on bringing largely unrepresented voices to the table for discussions around food security and food systems change. Much of her time is spent working with Hmong and Mien farmers in California’s Central Valley.

Many of these farmers, or their families, came to California from Southeast Asia, usually Laos, mainly as political refugees in the ’70s and ’80s. Sowerwine looks at how they got into small-scale farming, how they find and keep land, how they make farming economically viable, and how they’re adapting and changing their practices to meet new challenges. In looking at these things — along with labor and crop diversity — she’s found that these farmers have had little access to government resources.

Rather, they’ve relied on traditional ways of trading labor (you help me with my crop and I’ll help you with yours) and information while producing an incredible diversity of foods (you will see 20 crops in a single acre at many of these farms).

An important part of Sowerwine’s work is bringing these small-scale farmers’ food to supermarkets, school lunch programs, and so on.

whenever i go to sanctuary i always have to ring the bell or search all over the damn place for my companions…except maccready. i always know where to find that nerd. he’s always out back behind the house on his hands and knees diggin’ in the dirt and taking care of this one tato plant…it’s his favourite lil tato plant and he is always there taking such good care of it and i’m really proud of his commitment 

Wiki article which mentions us.

This wiki article here mentioned us which is really cool. Thanks to whoever I put us in there. I know we’re behind on non-binary NPCs but we’re hoping to fix that with more character designs later. It mentions that we have very little media attention, which I much rather prefer at the stage we are. I’m the type of person who doesn’t like too much attention until I’ve already accomplished the thing I’ve set out to do. So, we’re walking the walk instead of talking the talk. I’m hoping more than anything that we’re not the only ones who incorporate wider gender representation in the media and others will consider and follow suit. Thanks we hope we continue to relevant in the coming years. And of course we couldn’t have had a shot at making this game without the supporters from Kickstarter so we humbly thank you for giving us this opportunity to make this impact.

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help… people are typing more in chat then actually playing the game

then when i say something important in chat they’re focused on farmin