Articles Tagged with nature

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Venn Crawford

This year, Dwight and Carolyn have embarked on a new adventure – vegetable gardening. Far from any farmland, the dynamic duo has set up shop on their two balconies, where they’re growing shishito peppers and tomatoes.


What are Shishito Peppers?

Shishito peppers are a mild Asian variety of pepper. When sautéed, they make for a delicious, healthy appetizer. As a result, they’re quickly gaining popularity with vegetable gardeners and foodies alike.

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Venn Crawford

How many things went into your trash can last night? How many of them were plastic?

On average, Americans throw away 4.4 lbs of trash a day. That ends up being about 1600 lbs a year. Now, think about what’s in that trash: packaging for food, empty bottles, napkins, clothing tags, broken toys, and so on. Most of that stuff is made of plastic.

Plastic is forever.

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Kam Hardy

As many of you may not know, May 23rd is World Turtle Day.  This day was started 17 years ago by the American Tortoise Rescue Organization in hopes to raise awareness and protect the turtles!

Over Memorial Day weekend my husband and I were in Amelia Island, Florida when we came across the cutest sea turtles. As we watched the little guys in amazement, we wanted to know more. I am writing this post to show my support and create awareness for these sea turtles.

It saddens me to say that sea turtles are considered nearly extinct. They suffer from being poached and often times are captured in polluted water and overboard fishing gear. Climate change is another adverse effect on these sea creatures. For the baby sea turtle eggs to hatch, they must be in a secure climate controlled location. They often face predators that will likely the baby eggs, never giving them a chance of survival.

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