Wild bees, such as this Andrena bee visiting highbush blueberry flowers, play a key role in boosting crop yields.
The 1908 Gardening Class at Egham Hythe School, near Surrey, England.
The Emaciated Farmer is a sculptural tribute to the American farmer whose life is spent cultivating soil and domesticating livestock so that the rest of us may eat. Even today, as American farmers attempt a come-back, bringing organic foods to American families through farmer’s markets they face unfair competition from agribusiness whose well-paid lobbyists work diligently to shape government policy and undermine the social security of the American farmer. American author Edward Abbey described the farmer thusly: He “plods through the fields toting a barn, two horses, sixteen half-breed Holsteins, and a hundred and twenty acres of red dirt and clay on his back – and it all belongs to the bank anyhow.” Long live the American Farmer!
Danger: farm animals.
Dora Carrington, Hoeing Detail 1912.