Students Learn About Agriculture And Science

Middle school students learned about agriculture and a whole lot more at a U.S. Department of Agriculture garden just outside of Washington, D.C. The students were on a field trip to the Agricultural Research Service’s Student Discovery Garden. When we say agriculture a lot of people just think about plants and a chicken or two, […]

DPC Intro

What if our next national park was started by an elementary school? What if the fresh produce on your plate was brought to you by Mrs. Heilig’s 5th grade class? What if an idea to save our oceans comes from a twelve year old? Welcome to Disney’s Planet Challenge where today’s youth are creating a […]

Nutrition Internship in Cape Town, South Africa

Hi, my name is Alexis Jessop and i’m studying psychology and nutrition at the University of Utah. I’m spending the summer in the beautifull South Africa. Right now we’re at Rocklands Primairy School where my internship is located in Mitchells Plain in Cape Town, South Africa. So come on in, we’ll show you around! Okay, […]

Methods and Tools to Improve Nursery Production Efficiency

Nursery sustainability can be enhanced by improving productivity and efficiency through proper nursery design and maximizing uniformity in production. A strategy common in many successful nurseries is to increase production efficiency by specializing in a crop type. Most plants within a crop type have similar fertilizer, water, pesticide and substrate needs. Another strategy for increasing […]

Vertical Farming

Forget everything you know about farming. Big open spaces, tractors, even soil. After thousands of years doing things pretty much the same old way, there’s a, well, growing trend in agriculture: vertical farming. Every green plant needs the same few ingredients to grow: light, water, carbon dioxide, oxygen, and some assorted nutrients and minerals. Via […]

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