Monday, April 20, 2009

Growing Our Own on 4/20

"Do they have what it takes?
Spinach seeds yearn for freedom and plot their escape. In most cases, JaGoFF is immune to plant-human mind control techiques, but these two were successful and forced us to plant them."

In celebration of 4/20, JaGoFF has decided to grow "our own" again this summer. As your read this, JaGoFF's cosmic slop is on slow cook.

This year's selection features:
Spinach, Broccoli, Egg Plant, Onions, Garlic, Tomato, Peppers, Basil, Oregano, Cat Nip, Mint, Snap Peas, Strawberries & Cumcumbers

Hold on to your seats as we document all the madcap misadventures of JaGoFF urban farming. Pray nobody loses a limb.

You can keep up with the ongoing progess in our photo gallery.

Cosmic slop in a pill?

1. Drop pill in pod.
2. Add warm water and watch the fun!
These peat pills are like the "Drop the dinosaur in the water & watch it grow by 20X" meets those snake things that you light on fire around the Fourth of July.

Sugar Snap. Our favorite.
Germination Period: 7-14 days.

Eggplant in solitary confinment.
Germination Period: 14-21 days.

Overhead view of the JaGoFF's Organopod Matrix.
Gotta love the "PRODUCT" stamp on the upper right hand corner.

Cosmic slop slow bake.
Stay tuned...

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Chicago 2016: Setting Ourselves up for Olympic Failure?

No Games Chicago organized a protest at Federal Plaza on April 2nd, in opposition to Chicago's 2016 Olympic bid. It was cold, overcast and raining and JaGoFF was there to document it. (View full photo set here).

The idea of having the Olympics in Chicago is wonderful one. However, if it is at the cost of having less police on the street in favor of rent-a-mall cops and ineffective, big-brother style surveillance cameras "on every street corner" - while our violent crime rate soars. If it means privatizing our public parking meters, selling off our roadways and airports while our school system, public transportation, medical facilities and infrastructure crumbles. If it means sacrificing our creative and cultural communities by proposing ridiculous laws like that of the Promoters' Ordinance - then we simply cannot afford it.

Thanks but no thanks.