• We’ve forgotten about the population problem. A few days ago, PBS featured this short video, marking the annual World Population Day. According to PBS:
…it’s hard to believe there was ever a time in our history when people worried about the size of their families and whether the world would have enough resources to support them.
But there was a moment when average Americans — Democrat and Republican alike — were engaged in a conversation about the “overpopulation problem” and what could be done about it. While the era didn’t last all that long, it’s still worth revisiting it today.
• Bury these shoes and flowers will grow. Oat Shoes, made from hemp and cotton, will last like any other sneaker, but will degrade within a couple of months submerged in regular potting earth, unleashed a bouquet of wildflowers.