"More mushrooms, less pollution! Yes, you heard right: growing more mushrooms may be the best thing we can do to save the environment. Microscopic cells called "mycelium"—the fruit of which are mushrooms —recycle carbon, nitrogen, and other essential elements as they break down plant and animal debris in the creation of rich new soil. What fungi expert Paul Stamets has discovered is that mycelium also breaks down hydrocarbons —the base structure
Readworks- this site needs to be called ReadWOW! It breaks down all the common core elements into grade specific lesson plans. Crazy amazing.
Microscopic Abstraction 1 - Plant Cells - Fine Art Photograph Print - 5 x 7
Nitrogen Economy in Tropical Soils: Proceedings of the International Symposium on Nitrogen Economy in Tropical Soils, held in Trinidad, W.I., January ... (Developments in Plant and Soil Sciences)
Disney World Debt Free - Family vacation expert breaks down a family vacation to Disney World at a luxury resort for WAY less than sticker price with no debt taken on! Pin this one for later!
Art made from trash and materials washed ashore in the SF Bay Area--bringing awareness of marine debris and plastic pollution: reduce, reuse, and recycle.
When you don't have enough calcium in your body, it tries to hold on to what's there. This triggers the release of a compound called calcitriol, which increases the production of fat cells. If you want fewer fat cells, eating extra calcium suppresses calcitriol, which breaks down fat and makes your fat cells leaner and your tummy flatter
This plant is called an "air plant" because it doesn't need soil! This is such a unique and gorgeous piece of nature.
Buckwheat is a quick growing annual crop for early summer food plots. Its growth helps suppress summer weeds, while deer find it to be quite palatable. Acts as a great soil conditioner for fall wildlife plots when plowed under mid-summer, as its residue breaks down quickly.
Nature Magnified - dicot root cross section - microscopic plant cells; beauty in nature; delicate patterns & natural colour source for design
Bamboo -- Although it's a fast-spreading menace when grown in the ground, bamboo is a dramatic specimen plant when grown in a large container (where it can't escape). It makes a perfect, fast-growing screen. -- Name: Phyllostachys aurea -- Size: To 20 feet or more -- Growing Conditions: Full sun and moist, but well-drained soil
I didn’t know that if your crush them finely or into a powder they can be used in more ways. Almost 98% of the eggshell is calcium carbonate, which is important to fast growing plants such as tomatoes, because the plant depletes the surrounding soil of calcium which is important to cell growth in the plant.
Trenching - composting by digging a trench roughly 3-feet deep and filling it with compostable scraps, covering them with alternate layers of soil. Once completed leave them for 2-3months to break down and then plant your vegetables directing into the bed.
According to studies that were published in an issue of Life Sciences, artemesinin – a derivative of the wormwood plant used in Chinese Medicine - can kill 98% of breast cancer cells in less than 16 hours. The herb used alone caused a 28% reduction in breast cancer cells, but when paired with iron, sweet wormwood was able to eradicate cancer almost entirely. What’s more, normal cells were not negatively affected in the experiment by this treatment.
Brain Breaks [Break it Down with 35 fun, quick, and easy activities that will get your kiddos (and their brains) movin’ and groovin’!]
Organic Wheatgrass Growing Kit- Fully Stocked Kit (Trays, Seed, Soil, Instructions & More) by: Rejuvenate Forever...
Understanding fertilizer numbers: The first number is the % of nitrogen (makes plant get good color and stimulates foliage growth).2nd number is the % of phosphorous (helps produce abundance of fruit/flowers), 3rd number is potassium (also in epson salts and banana skins) which helps build strong root systems. Garden fertilizer should be 14-14-14 while lawn fertilizer should be more like 26-5-5. Fast growing plants and lawns require larger