Sunday, October 16, 2011

The Mysteries of Plants

-- Quote of the Day -- 

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead...
- his eyes are closed."

~ Albert Einstine

--  Greener Farms --

Passion-fruit, a vining plant of the passion-flower family, has subtropical origins  and is becoming more popular as people with land realize the impact they can have on the environment. Passion fruit crops are grown vertically which produces green walls, producing fruit and seedlings. An additional benefit may come from using the leaves as a raw material. These green walls not only use less land to produce more food, with possible bio-fuel fodder as a waste product, but also create a living carbon sink that releases moisture into the surrounding air - cooling the temperatures down a bit. An additional benefit is because the vertical walls, the rows can be walked along more easily and therefore more children and seniors have access to tours and farm-based classroom activities

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