Month: August 2022

Scientists finally found an efficient way to recycle plastic foam — it could make them rich

Our planet too inundated with mountains of plastic — well over 8 billion tons of it — and we create around 385 million more annually. Out of all that plastic, less than 10 percent is actually recycled each year. The rest piles up in landfills, chokes our seas, and even makes its way into our …

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Raising monarch butterflies for release

View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Greg Feingold took this image from Schwenksville, Pennsylvania, on August 9, 2022. Greg wrote: “Beautiful monarch butterfly graced us with her presence today.” Thank you, Greg! Read on to learn how to raise monarch butterflies to prevent predation. Monarch butterflies are becoming endangered. While the US Fish and Wildlife …

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A splash of color: Flower displays attract visitors at Wyoming County Fair | Top Stories

PIKE — The flower department is in full bloom at the Wyoming County Fair. And, as always, it’s more than popular. “People come in and that’s what they look for,” said Donna Gloff with a smile. Gloff has the expertise to know — she has decades of experience with the fair and flowers. Gloff got …

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Master Gardener: Ground cherries are an unusual garden option | Lifestyles

A tour at Porter Farms in Elba last week introduced many of the Master Gardeners to an unusual plant for the vegetable garden — ground cherries. Not at all related to cherries, but about the same size, they are more closely related to tomatoes as they are both in the nightshade family Solanaceae. They have …

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8 best decorative garden stakes – KXAN Austin

Which decorative garden stakes are best? Decorative garden stakes are a great way to add creativity to any garden. Unlike traditional stakes, they come in different colors, shapes and designs, making them perfect for anyone who wants to add a touch of personality to their garden. Plus, they’re functional. You can use them to support …

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New Bedford’s Sea Lab Now Honors Fred Kalisz

On Saturday, August 13, the renaming of New Bedford’s Sea Lab Marine Science Education Center to the Dr. Frederick M. Kalisz Jr. Sea Lab Marine Science Education Center took place, with hundreds in attendance. The day before was graduation day for the students who spent part of their summer vacation, from third grade to ninth …

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Tomatoes in season until October. Here’s where to get tomato-inspired plates in Columbia. | Food News & Features

It’s taken me a couple years (and a lot of growing up) to learn to love the taste of the mostly red, but sometimes green or orange and other hued fruit that is the tomato. However I’ve always had a fondness for it, dating back to my childhood. I grew up in rural South Carolina …

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10 best greenhouse ideas to extend your growing season – KXAN Austin

Top greenhouse ideas In most parts of the world, gardening is an activity for spring, summer and fall — but a well-designed greenhouse can give you four seasons of growing. The keys to keeping your greenhouse healthy are heat, insulation, heat retention and light. While creating a healthy environment for crops can be intimidating, there …

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10 best greenhouse ideas to extend your growing season

Top greenhouse ideas In most parts of the world, gardening is an activity for spring, summer and fall — but a well-designed greenhouse can give you four seasons of growing. The keys to keeping your greenhouse healthy are heat, insulation, heat retention and light. While creating a healthy environment for crops can be intimidating, there …

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