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A Tale of Two Rooftops

anonymous asked:

You did these tlc superhero headcanons a while ago and i enjoyed reading them do you think you could do some more for Scarlet wolf specifically?

Previous Superhero!Wolflet Headcanons

  • Going off the previous headcanon that a number of their neighbors know who Wolf and Scarlet are and what they do, it isn’t unusual for a grateful grandmother whose grandkid they saved from a pack of muggers to appear on their doorstep with brownies or the owner of the corner store where they stopped that robbery to drop off a casserole.
    • For that very reason, their fridge/pantry is always well-stocked.
    • And Wolf has what amounts to a fanclub full of little old ladies who think the way he grins when they arrive with goodies is just the cutest thing.
  • Since they both refuse to invest in more durable super suits (no matter how much Thorne bugs them about it), they’re forever coming home with ripped jeans and bullet-riddled hoodies.
    • Scarlet spends many an evening stitching up their battered clothes. Wolf would help, but his hands are too clumsy for such delicate work and when he tries, his claws keep snagging on the thread. 
    • He makes himself useful by ripping up the pieces that can’t be saved so they can be used for rags later. Nothing is wasted on a farm, after all.
  • Even if Scarlet’s farm is just a rooftop farm, there’s still a lot of work involved and she’s up—and by extension, so is Wolf—super early every morning to get everything done.
    • By the time the sun rises, the two of them are ready for a coffee break, which they often take while perching on the edge of the building and letting their legs dangle over the ledge while they watch the sun come up over the city
      • Scarlet grew up doing the same thing with her grandmother and doesn’t think that anything could be more beautiful than watching the way the skyscrapers reflect the vivid pinks and oranges and yellows of dawn or the beautiful patterns of the sunbeams streaming through the contours of the skyline.
      • Wolf, however, doesn’t think that anything could be more beautiful than Scarlet with her curls gleaming in the light and her cheeks pink with early morning chill.
  • Though they’ve never put it to the test to see exactly how strong they both are, Scarlet’s super strength is just as potent as Wolf’s, if not more so.
    • This means that while Wolf has certainly done this^ a time or two to keep Scarlet from doing something she would regret…
    • …Scarlet is just as willing and just as capable of doing the same thing to him if his temper gets the best of him at a bad time.
      • It almost NEVER happens because Wolf is such a sweet cinnamon roll most of the time, but certain things—like harrassing his girlfriend or badmouthing his friends—can set him off. And prompt his super strong girlfriend to toss him over her shoulder and carry him away to cool off.
reuters.com
Post office workers grow vegetables, breed chickens on Paris rooftop "farm"
An urban agriculture initiative to make Paris more environmentally sustainable, mainly through farming on the capital's rooftops, has been such a success that the mayor is unveiling a new round of projects this week.

By 2020, the French capital will host more than 100 hectares (0.39 square mile) of rooftop gardens and planted walls, the Paris City Hall said. Of this, one third will be devoted to urban farming.

The first wave of projects will lead to the cultivation on 32 sites of 425 tonnes of fruits and vegetables, 24 tonnes of mushrooms, 30,000 flowers, the production of 8,000 litres of beer and 95 kilograms of honey.

These include a 900 square metre rooftop farming project on top of a French Post Office building housing around 500 employees in northern Paris.

Making Agriculture Young Again: International Youth Learning Sustainability in Africa. by RJ Mahdi 9/29/17

It is said the best education one can achieve is travel. That being said, these young international students, mostly from the United States are getting the best of the best. Already the students of the African American Islamic Institute in Medina Baye are taking intense courses in Quran memorization, Arabic language and more. Now they have embarked on a new kind of education that builds knowledge of sustainable measure in urban agriculture. 

This week more than 20 young American students between the ages of 7 and 17 worked together to build a rooftop vegetable garden. The first of it’s kind in the sub-sahara desert region of Kaolack Senegal. A region so dry, local farmers can only grow crops for about 3 months during rainy season. The goal of the program was not only to create lasting educational activities for the boarding students but to also introduce new ways of growing goods close to home and all year round. 

The program organized by Give 1 Project Kaolack in partnership with The AAII International Boarding Program allows young people to develop professional skills while studying in various academic fields. In Africa it is expected that agriculture will create more billionaires before 2020 than any other sector. The growing industry is a pathway to success and sustainability for the young students and locals alike. 

As part of the Agriculture Day activities the students were able to plant their own vegetables that they will also keep up with and crop once they are grown. The mini rooftop farm consists of onions, peppers, tomatoes, carrots, okra and cucumbers. In addition the rooftop also has 2 lemon trees, a banana tree, a coconut tree, a date palm, pomegranates and several other flowery treats. In time the urban rooftop farm will be an oasis of edible crops for the students to pick and use. 

Opportunities like this are an amazing way to open the minds of young people and show them the various options available to them in the economic world. Building creativity, group exercises and manual hobbies provides for the student to absorb a plethora of skills that can be used in any place or environment. 

Africa is at the forefront for young entrepreneurship and bridging the gap between the diasporan youth and the young people on the ground is the best way to build a generation of leaders who are proud of their homeland. 

This is just the beginning. 

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Kiki Bakery II - retail, 30x20, no cc

Previous version didn’t really fit in my Windenburg Frankenburg, so it’s a chain now xD.

Bakery (baked goods for sale) with an industrial kitchen, real estate office, small restaurant (some vegetarian dishes, ice cream and ambrosia for sale), repair shop (upgrade parts for sale), two apartments (basic furnishing) with a tiny rooftop city farm (all perfect plants).

The kitchen is quite big, so you can use the lot with Zerbu’s Turbo Career Mod or just as a hangout for your cooking club.

Kiki Bakery II is available in the Gallery, tagged with #simmingstuff

The view above Brooklyn Grange, a large rooftop farm in #NYC that harvests and sells its own produce. Photo by this week’s featured photographer, @shantanustarick. #brooklyn (at Brooklyn Grange Farm)

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To Find Fields to Farm in New York City, Just Look Up

Fed by the interest in locally grown produce, the new farm operations in New York are selling greens and other vegetables by the boxful to organically inclined residents, and by the bushel to supermarket chains like Whole Foods. The main difference between this century and previous ones is location: whether soil-based or hydroponic, in which vegetables are grown in water rather than soil, the new farms are spreading on rooftops, perhaps the last slice of untapped real estate in the city.


Read the full article here.