Jun Cen Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. For growing food, the sun is yesterday’s technology. Soil? As quaint as an iPod. Such are the promises of vertical farms—indoor towers stacked high with crops. Waterborne nutrients feed the plants, and led lights drive their photosynthesis. The idea emerged back in 2000, when Columbia University microbiologist Dickson Despommier wondered why Manhattan’s abandoned buildings couldn’t be used to grow food as efficiently as they once housed people. Free from the primitive sway of sunlight and dirt, “vertical farming can allow former cropland to go back to nature and reverse the plundering of the earth,” Ian Frazier wrote in a 2017 New Yorker article about Despommier. As drought and heat waves plague the globe’s major vegetable-growing regions, the idea of farming indoors is gaining traction. AeroFarms, a New Jersey-based operation, says it uses 95 … [Read more...] about Skyscrapers Full of Lettuce Promise an Eco-Friendly Alternative to Outdoor Farming. There’s Just One Problem.
Grilling immediately calls to mind smoky meats, vegetables and even seafood. However, many people may not know that grills can be an ideal place to cook dessert.Outdoor grills are relied on to impart flavor and facilitate outdoor entertaining. Yet, when it comes time to serve dessert, hosts and hostesses often turn to store-bought treats or delicacies that must be cooked in the oven. But various delicious desserts can be prepared over an open fire. Tips for safe home grilling• When grilling, place the grill in a safe location. Grills should be at least 10 feet away from the house when they are in use. Also, keep the grill away from wooden overhangs or other structures attached to the house, such as garages and porches.• Before using a gas grill, inspect it to make sure there are no gas leaks. Ensure hoses are properly connected and that the grill looks in good repair.• Use propane and charcoal grills outdoors only. Never bring such grills into your house, even if it … [Read more...] about Let grilled desserts add spark to outdoor entertaining
There are quite a few full-time professional fishing guides operating in Missouri on many of the larger and more popular bodies of water. Guides cater to all kinds of clients. They work with people who have never held a fishing rod before, and they work with experienced anglers who may be looking to learn about a new water or just are hoping to pick up a few tips on a certain style of fishing. One thing is for sure, a fishing guide will greatly increase your chances of catching fish. Remember, fishing is easy. It's catching that can be troublesome. Truman Lake is an excellent destination for a number of fish species, including largemouth bass and catfish, but it's the crappie fishing that really sets this place apart, and no one is better at filling an ice box with slabs than Jeff Faulkenberry. At 55,600 surface acres, Truman Lake is the largest reservoir in Missouri. It is an amazing fishery, with standing timber scattered throughout, but Truman isn't just a lake. It's a nature … [Read more...] about Driftwood Outdoors: Faulkenberry guides clients to success on Truman Lake
Blue Grass Outdoor Worship in West Duluth Outdoor Country Hymn sing located on our lawn at Westminster, led by local area performers. Followed by an indoor picnic free to the neighbors! Westminster is one of the friendliest little churches in the area, located just off Grand past Spirit Mountain. Cost: Free Age: All Ages … [Read more...] about Blue Grass Outdoor Worship in West Duluth
For me, Maine bogs have always held an allure. It may be the deer hunter in me. The buck of my dreams is always seen in a bog, ghosting its way silently on the mossy ground, weaving slowly between gnarled old cedar trees and grey, weathered deadfall. There is a dusting of snow underfoot. The air has warmed, creating a rising mist. Antler tips can be seen intermittently through the tree openings as the fantasy monarch moves like a cat amid the gauzy, shifting layers of fog. Whether you are a deer hunter or not, if you have an affinity for natural wild places, a bog can be both inviting and intimidating. Inviting for the mystery of it; intimidating because it can swallow you up if you are not careful. Orson Bog just north of Brownville Junction is a case in point. Many Novembers ago, as a young deer hunter, Orson Bog and I became acquainted. Wary but fascinated, I hunted the edges of Orson Bog and a few bucks met their demise during my visits. Deer feel safe in these dark, moss-covered … [Read more...] about Outdoors in Maine: Bog demand hunters’ utmost respect