Launching Summer 2019 is LowTides Ocean Products and they are celebrating Earth Month with the world's most eco-friendly chair. Built with 2.5 pounds of up-cycled ocean plastic, you too can be the solution to cleaner tides. Look good with a purpose. New styles for a new generation. 95% of Plastics are Used Once; LowTides stylish & durable design is built to make a difference. Each beach chair is made with over 2lb of upcycled plastic. LowTides is the brainchild of a true Jersey boy. Growing up along the water's edge with his cousins on 80th Street in Sea Isle City, New Jersey to now taking his family there, Brent Hutchinson realized that if nothing was done, future generations will not be able to do the same.
Until now, scientists thought water moved through trees by osmosis, in a somewhat continuous manner. Now they’ve discovered the trunks and branches of trees are actually contracting and expanding to “pump” water up from the roots to the leaves, similar to the way our heart pumps blood through our bodies. The only difference between our pulse and a tree’s is a tree’s is much slower, “beating” once every two hours or so, and instead of regulating blood pressure, the heartbeat of a tree, regulates water pressure. “We’ve discovered that most trees have regular periodic changes in shape, synchronized across the whole plant … which imply periodic changes in water pressure,” András Zlinszky of Aarhus University in the Netherlands told New Scientist.
It’s no secret that eggs, full of protein, vitamins, and minerals are one of the most nutritious foods on the planet. Commercially they're used as fertilizer or as a source of calcium in animal feed, but generally we typically drop them into the kitchen waste bin or down the garbage disposal. To prepare eggshells for use in the garden you have to give your empty eggshell a good wash with cool water. to make sure it’s clean and free of any egg residue then, place in an open
Gardeners are a pretty thrifty bunch and it’s in the garden where repurposing old items into new really comes into its own. From transforming tins into planters to repurposing old furniture for storing produce, there are countless ways to put worn out or unwanted items to good use in the garden. In this short video we’ll share some of our favorite garden up-cycling ideas. If you love growing your own food, why not try some of these clever recycling ideas.
A Scoop on the Coop: Backyard Chickens 101 class will be offered on May 16th from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at the Burlington County Agricultural Center in Moorestown, NJ. Learn whether keeping hens is the right move for you from local expert, Jaclyn Ricci. In this class we discuss the benefits of having backyard hens for composting, sustainability, and permaculture. Learn how hens help with insect control and provide wonderful fertilizer for the garden while significantly