People aged over 60 years can cut their risk of heart attack and stroke and reduce their risk of death by as much as 30% by being generally active and indulging in regular home improvement activity or gardening, research published online in theBritish Journal of Sports Medicine has shown.—–from http://www.bmj.com/content/347/bmj.f6506.
FREE to public institutions with horticulture-related programs (just email firstname.lastname@example.org)—–Virtual nursery field trips to improve instruction in nursery production and other horticulture related topics.
29+GB; 400+ video clips; 40+ nurseries; 20+ states; arranged by topics; available in a 32-GB USB…
You may say “well, greenhouse folks did this several years ago”. I know that. But you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the HUGE difference between the two projects (click on the poster for a larger version).
Be aware, potential USNA visitors.
I contacted a colleague at US National Arboretum about a potential visit and was told that “we have changed our hours due to the sequester cuts from Congress. The USNA is NOT OPEN Tuesday through Thursday. We are open Friday to Monday only”.
Here’s the official statement.
From PCT and Oregon.gov:
An estimated 25,000-50,000 bumblebees and other insects died recently in Oregon as a result of exposure to dinotefuran, a commonly used neonicotinoid. The pesticide was applied to 55 flowering linden trees by a property maintenance contractor in an effort to control aphids.
The Oregon Department of Agriculture is restricting the use of 18 pesticide products containing the active ingredient dinotefuran while it continues the investigation of a large kill of bumblebees.
A seven-acre plot of land will be covered with hundreds of different kinds of edible plants: walnut and chestnut trees, blueberry and raspberry shrubs, apples, pears, yuzu citrus, guava, persimmons, honeyberries, herbs, and many, many more. I have just one question now… why hasn’t this been done before ?!