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FROOFethics or how to care for a caterpillar

Posted on 29.12.2020
Author Katarina Kostić

Laura is our client. Her granny passed on to her love for gardening. She called us two months ago to help her plant a garden for everyone. Perfect job for us.

We did our EDIBLE homes consultations with her and gave her our #FROOFbox to practice.

Few days after, she found a caterpillar in her #FROOFbox!

Don’t let it size fools you. I can assure you, it's a cabbage thirsty little beauty. As you can already see, in this post you’ll find everything except how to get rid of it.

Recently numerous studies from around the world have revealed that insects have feelings and emotions like fear, anger and empathy.

In the last fifty years our butterfly populations have declined by more than 80% worldwide. These delicate creatures are now facing the very real prospect of extinction due to climate change and industrial farming.

Butterflies play an important role in pollinating flowers, particularly flowers that have a strong scent, that produce a large amount of nectar and are yellow or red in color. Bees don’t go for red flowers! Something that seems just butterflies do.

So, instead of talking about a pest control - let’s play a game:

Can you guess what butterfly these caterpillars belong to?

Mulch your garden

It’s White Butterfly, not surprisingly referred to as a Cabbage White butterfly. They do have ferocious appetite when babies but they don't drive cabbages nor other species to extinction.

* With one fifth of them left, the best we can do is to care for a caterpillar. And keep planting.

Recommended reading:

Bateson M, Desire S, Gartside SE, Wright GA. Agitated honeybees exhibit pessimistic cognitive biases. Curr Biol. 2011;21(12):1070-3.

“In urgent times, many of us are tempted to address trouble in terms of making an imagined future safe, of stopping something from happening that looms in the future, of clearing away the present and the past in order to make futures for coming generations. Staying with the trouble does not require such a relationship to times called the future. In fact, staying with the trouble requires learning to be truly present, not as a vanishing pivot between awful or edenic pasts and apocalyptic or salvic futures, but as mortal critters entwined in myriad unfinished configurations of places, times, matters, meanings. Staying with the trouble, Donna Haraway”

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