NY Fertilizer Company Releases 100% Organic Plant Food That Saves Environment

Getting ready for spring means it’s a busy gardening time. As gardeners are getting ready, they are looking for this organic fertilizer.

PIERMONT, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, March 7, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Getting ready for spring means it’s a busy gardening time.

After a long cold winter, many gardeners are ready to arrange plants, take out some weeds, put mulch, among other tasks to do this spring which you can find more spring gardening tips.

They are also getting ready to apply fertilizers as a source of nutrients during the growing season. If vegetables and herbs were planted last year, those took a lot of nutrients from the soil and the soil may need more fertilizer this time.

Because most soils lack essential nutrients for plant growth, plants need to be fertilized. Even if the soil is naturally full of nutrients, it becomes less fertile as more plants grow on it over time. By fertilizing the garden, it increases the chance to the nutrients the plants require and be able to flourish in time for picking.

Organic and synthetic fertilizers are the two most common types of fertilizers and will help make the soil more fertile and friendly for plant growth. Most synthetic fertilizers contain these three macronutrients: nitrate, phosphorus, and potassium. These nutrients let plants grow quickly. Nevertheless, these conceal hidden dangers if not applied well.

What are the environmental issues of synthetic fertilizers?

Synthetic fertilizers can stimulate and improve your soil's fertility quickly but can do little to improve the texture of your soil. Because synthetic fertilizers promote fast growth at the expense of healthy plants, food crops produced using chemical fertilizers are likely to have a lower nutritional value than they should be.

Typical fertilizers provide little nourishment for plants, but they might be lacking calcium, zinc, and iron, which are also equally as important for the health and well-being of plants. If there are too many synthetic fertilizers in the soil, there can be dire environmental consequences.

1. Suffocating weed growth and algae blooms

Runoff from synthetic fertilizers grows aquatic plants in a body of water. Even small amounts of a nutrient can increase the growth of aquatic plants that can take all the oxygen in the water, suffocating fish and other aquatic life.

2. High levels of nitrates

Humans and livestock can be adversely affected by high levels of nitrates. Nitrates don't absorb well into soil, so they migrate to groundwater and end up in plants and greens. Nitrate poisoning causes oxygen deprivation in the circulatory system and can harm all humans and animals.

3. Excessive air pollution

Gas emissions from excessive amounts of fertilizers lead to an increased amount of air pollution, contributing to greenhouse gases. The runoff of ammonia from fertilized land can damage ecosystems and vegetation and produce acid rain.

How do synthetic fertilizers affect humans?

Scientists have known for a long time that chemical fertilizers can increase many health risks for humans and livestock. Research by the University of Wisconsin found that traditional chemical fertilizers and pesticides can compromise the nervous, endocrine, and immune systems.

Nitrate poisoning causes methemoglobinemia or the blue-baby syndrome in both humans and animals. Baby formula containing nitrates could cause a baby to turn blue, resulting in coma or death. Researchers believe this form of toxicity results from contaminated well water.

Using organic fertilizers in the spring

Starting with good soil is the best way to grow healthy plants. It is best to feed your plants organic fertilizers and compost to ensure the long-term health of your garden.

Organic fertilizers are typically applied in granular form and slowly dissolve into the soil. This means that they don’t have to apply them as often as they use synthetic fertilizers. These natural fertilizers don’t leach into waterways and pollute the water as do many synthetic fertilizers.

Plus, they don’t need to apply as often. This will result in soil rich in organic matter and healthy nutrients not just for their plants but for the environment and their family.

If they’re looking for the best way to feed their plants without relying on soil, foliar feeding can help their plants the best. The leaf surface absorbs nutrients eight to twenty times more efficiently than its roots.

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Folk Rockers Turn Farmers

The Ormewoods in their home in Roswell, GA

The Ormewoods in their home in Roswell, GA.

Claire's experience in her store Bennett's Market & Deli Inspired Her to Start Growing Food For Her Family of Four

Claire’s experience in her store Bennett’s Market & Deli Inspired Her to Start Growing Food For Her Family of Four

The remaining homegrown pickles that started the challenge

The remaining homegrown pickles that started the challenge

Folk rock duo turns their creative energies to growing food for a family of four during pandemic and is documenting it on YouTube.

I was not very optimistic about this project. But we kept going because we literally had nowhere to go and nothing to do during quarantine and it was fun to be creating together.”

— Don McCollister

ROSWELL, GA, USA, March 4, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Folk rock duo The Ormewoods, Don McCollister and Claire Pearson, kicked off the 2020 music festival season last March by headlining a show in Piedmont Park in downtown Atlanta. Little did they know when they left the stage, that their first gig of the year would also be their last for more than a year. And they definitely could not have predicted that in one year's time, they would be documenting on YouTube their attempt to grow food for a family of 4.

Claire owns two market delis in downtown Atlanta and began to experience first hand food shortages and supply chain issues. "There were a few months in the beginning of the pandemic where it was really scary. My business partner and I were able to order toilet paper when no one else could get it so we started sending a free roll with every delivery order" says Pearson. "It made Don and me think about the possibility of food shortages both personally and for the store which led to the idea of growing our own."

The Ormewoods had recently moved to the Atlanta suburbs and were sitting on almost an acre of land – a huge difference from their former city lot in Southeast Atlanta where they had grown vegetables for fun in a small bed and containers. Don, a two time Grammy winning audio engineer and music producer, also happens to be a woodworker, and he got to work building raised beds and designing an irrigation system.

"Until I met Claire, I killed anything and everything I ever tried to grow. I was hopeful Claire could carry us but soon after we got two beds full of tomatoes, she confused our homemade sanitizer bottle for our organic fertilizer and sprayed bleach on every plant killing everything. We call it the bleach massacre. So it's safe to say, I was not very optimistic about this project. But we kept going because we literally had nowhere to go and nothing to do during quarantine," says McCollister. "And it was fun."

Despite the slow start, they got a bumper crop of cucumbers and started making pickles. "We had to learn how to can because we could not possibly eat all those cucumbers. We decided that we probably had enough to last us a year – which we did. We are still eating last summer's pickles," says Pearson.

The couple originally thought they would eat what they grew as they harvested it but their little garden outperformed their wildest expectations. Not wanting the food to go to waste, they challenged themselves to preserve it with the hope that they might be able to have fresh veggies for a whole year. Their stock is running low but in addition to pickles they still have some homemade tomato sauce, oregano, rosemary oil, jalapenos and pickled beets just in time to be replaced by this year's growing season crops. With these successes also came failures. All of their cantaloupe were eaten by pests, the corn never got full size, carrots were woody and blueberries were all eaten by birds.

The pair was learning a lot watching YouTube videos. When 2021 came around, and gigs were still not looking possible, they decided that documenting their journey to grow food for a year, the second time, was a way to stay connected to their fan base and work together creatively. They also realized that there aren't a lot of people on YouTube like them doing this and maybe there was a need for this content.

"We have so many favorite channels but none of them are really like us. The people we watch are farmers, homesteaders and home schoolers with big families. A lot of them have grown up living on the land or had the dream to. That's not our story. We grew up in the suburbs, me in Dunwoody and Claire outside of Jacksonville, FL, with zero gardening experience. In fact, when we moved up here, Claire did NOT want a yard because of the upkeep," says McCollister. "So for us to show our learning journey, our successes and failures in an urban setting starting from scratch, might really inspire other people like us who want to do this on a smaller scale than what you currently see but don't know how. "

The pair is posting a garden tour every Sunday and a behind the scenes video every Thursday on their YouTube channel – The Ormewoods. Subscribe to keep up with them and follow along. Also, you can find them on their favorite social media platform Instagram @ormewoods.

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Pradeep Balasubramanian Explores Top Injuries of the Shoulder

Pradeep Balasubramanian of Dubai

Pradeep Balasubramanian of Dubai

Pradeep Balasubramanian of Adelaide Australia

Pradeep Balasubramanian of Adelaide Australia

Shoulder Injuries are Common, and Pradeep Balasubramanian Discusses Them in Depth

ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIA, March 3, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Shoulder injuries are some of the most common injuries amongst athletes. Often, they are caused by repetitive overhead activities. Swimmers, tennis players, and baseball pitchers amongst other athletes, may suffer from such injuries. Pradeep Balasubramanian, Dubai, explores some of the most common injuries of the shoulder and how to prevent them.

According to Pradeep Balasubramanian Dubai, a shoulder, elbow, and hand surgeon in the United Arab Emirates, overhead athletes are most prone to shoulder injuries. These include ligament sprains, muscle strains, ligament, and capsular tears, cartilage damage, and rotator cuff problems.

Many people tend to ignore shoulder pain. However, when the pain becomes constant, the shoulder joint function becomes limited or when weakness develops in the shoulder, it is vital to seek medical help. Pradeep Balasubramanian identifies that these problems may get worse if not treated in time.

Pradeep Balasubramanian Dubai explains that there are many components to the shoulder ball and socket joint. In addition to the humerus (ball) and glenoid (socket), there are also the rotator cuff tendons, the deltoid muscle, bursae around the shoulder, the acromion, and the long head of the biceps tendon.

Depending on the damage, Pradeep Balasubramanian explains that surgery may be necessary to re-attach the muscles, tendons, cartilage, or ligaments or even resect bone. Surgery may address either one or multiple issues at the same time.

Failure to address a shoulder injury can result in further tearing of the muscles and/or tendons. It may even result in long-term dysfunction of the shoulder and arm. In some instances, the muscles may atrophy, and one may never gain full use of the shoulder and arm again.

Pradeep Balasubramanian Dubai is also quick to identify that not all shoulder injuries are caused by playing sports. Athletes may be among the top sufferers, but anyone can injure their shoulders. Performing simple activities like painting a wall, gardening, or hanging curtains can result in a shoulder injury.

Anyone who suspects they may have a shoulder injury should seek medical attention. Pradeep Balasubramanian explains that a physical exam should always be carried out to discover the origin of pain. Various diagnostic tests may then be undertaken to fully gauge the extent of the damage.

After spending over a decade with athletes who have suffered from shoulder injuries, Pradeep Balasubramanian Dubai has seen it all. He understands how the shoulder joint works and what the underlying injuries might be. He recommends performing stretches before extensive overhead activity. He also reminds people to pay attention to the warning signs of an underlying injury.

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Pradeep Balasubramanian Dubai is a globally trained shoulder, elbow, and hand surgeon. He attended university in India and has completed three fellowships including 2 in Australia. He currently works as a visiting Shoulder Elbow and Hand surgeon in two emirates in the UAE.

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Interest In Lawn Care To Keep Busy During COVID-19 Lockdowns Increased Demand In The Push Lawn Mowers Industry

Push Lawn Mowers Market Report 2021: COVID 19 Impact And Recovery To 2030

Push Lawn Mowers Global Market Report 2021: COVID 19 Impact And Recovery To 2030

The Business Research Company’s Push Lawn Mowers Global Market Report 2021: COVID 19 Impact and Recovery to 2030

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The rise in interest in lawn care and gardening activities among people during the COVID-19 outbreak is expected to drive the push lawn mowers market. People are turning towards lawn care and gardening for different reasons such as for keeping them busy, as a hobby, to obtain a sense of accomplishment, a way to reduce stress, and for access to fresh food. According to ScottsMiracle-Gro’s survey released in June 2020, more than 55% of American adults are currently gardening or caring for their lawn during the COVID-19 outbreak. According to the Office for National Statistics survey, around 45% of Britons are coping with the lockdown by gardening. Lawn care and gardening activities require equipment such as push lawn mowers for cleaning the area by cutting the grass that enhances the image of the property. Thus, the high demand for gardening equipment is projected to propel the push lawn mowers market’s growth.

The global push lawn mowers market size is expected to grow from $15.13 billion in 2020 to $16.16 billion in 2021 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.8%. The growth is mainly due to the companies rearranging their operations and recovering from the COVID-19 impact, which had earlier led to restrictive containment measures involving social distancing, remote working, and the closure of commercial activities that resulted in operational challenges. The market is expected to reach $19.86 billion in 2025 at a CAGR of 5.3%.

The push lawn mowers market covered in this report is segmented by type into gas lawn mowers, electric lawnmowers. It is also segmented by applications into residential, commercial.

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Matt Keezer's Thoughts on Tetris

Matt Keezer

Matt Keezer

MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA, February 24, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — If you have never heard of the Tetris effect, then this article is about to take you into your biggest discovery just yet. We caught up with Matt Keezer and he describes the Tetris effect as wholly electrifying, mind-blowing, intriguing, and every other intelligent adjective that comes close to defining the experience. Not only is it fascinating in an unusual sense, it also exposes one to more ways in which the human brain works (and when it comes to psychology, there are never enough surprises).

As you must know, our everyday activities are what shapes us. The dutiful execution of activities from the first thing on your daily to-do list — brushing your teeth — to the last — having a cold shower — makes up a large part of who we are, what we become. As an example, spending hours in the kitchen, whether it’s your mother forcing you to or not, ought to teach you a lot about cooking. What takes up the larger part of your time is surely going to have an impact on you, your brain. Once, there was a story of a boy who read everyday and fell sick on the day he did not. That’s how big of an impact an activity can have on you. Take the Tetris effect as a more keen example.

The Tetris effect is named after a popular video game. Tetris is a Russian video game created by Alexey Pajitnov in 1984, first published by Nintendo. In 2011, it was ranked as one of the best-selling video games. Since its inception, the game has stirred its players in many ways, arousing feelings ranging from anger to excitement, luring them into devoting hours to it. It is played by moving blocks of different shapes as they descend into the playing field, and ends when the playing field is filled up. It is so fascinating that people of all ages play; old and young, and so addictive that hours is spent on the video game. Studies also show that it can affect a person’s way of thinking. Matt Keezer says don’t fret. It is an absolutely safe game to play with zero dangers mentally; psychologically. On the contrary, it teaches us more about the human brain. To understand why it is so powerful, read on to the last word.

What Exactly Is The Tetris Effect? When it comes to psychology and exploring the mind, Tetris is one of the most widely studied video games. It is designed in such a way that when studied, it also helps us understand how the human brain is influenced by its theoretical complexity. Tetris fascinates to the extent that it affects your subconscious. It seeps into your dreams; manifests in mental images; influences your thoughts. But as it is in every other thing, the people who are most affected by this, are the ones who spend a lot of time on the video game. A surprising belief: they may begin to see the world through the lens of the game, buildings as blocks that should be fitted so closely together without the gap of streets.

In real life, people who play the game may be tempted to act on the impulses triggered by playing Tetris. In their level of organization, it may show in the way they fit objects so closely together, be it books on a shelf or tools in a cupboard. Some extremist people may even see Tetris falling from the sky! Hilarious, right? For Matt, he developed a keen interest in gardening.

Some people were reported to have witnessed obstacles in their dreams — which were, in the victim’s mind, symbolic of the hurdles in the game. As interesting as that was, what really fascinated the scientists who ran these studies is that a game could have such a huge impact on the brain.

By playing the game, the urge to return to other addictions is decreased by at least one-fifth. An incredible feat for a video game, if you ask me. Furthermore, the urge to use drugs or even something as basic as eating, is simply driven by the mental pressure to achieve that goal the same pressure it would apply on achieving any goal and the imaginary bliss it would produce. A hypothesis was reached: in order to curb any desire, a distraction is needed. People have to be diverted from such fantasies.
Playing Tetris can free people from their addictions, or at least, taper it down a great deal, Matt Keezer believes. The game used so much of the brain’s visual and spatial systems. It disperses the different functions of the brain, such that each part is busy with a different task while the game is being played. This hinders dormancy of any sector of the brain, while also utilizing it long enough for other desires to subside.

Tetris iPod touch was installed for 31 participants alone. In a week, the participants were tasked with playing different games daily, while having their desire levels accessed at the same time. The latter was done to monitor the psychological response to these activities, which distracted them from their other desires.

The result of this showed: Playing Tetris for three minutes reduced the intensity of cravings for addictive substances such as caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, cigarettes, drugs, sex, social interaction, and as long as the list runs. It reduced the cravings by 13.9 percentage points, which is about one-fifth of the time during the entire seven day study period.

The results were very encouraging and lasted for a whole week. Matt Keezer concluded, saying, “It is an unusual and interesting miracle, but because it has worked does not quite conclude it. Over time, the participants may grow fond of this, more familiar and the benefits, still there, might take a deep decline.” That is to say that the study only proves that the Tetris effect is of its greatest essence.

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New release: The Spanish-English Dictionary of Gardening and Landscaping

some of the beautiful flowers at Casa Tobala

The Spanish-English Dictionary of Gardening and Landscaping

Get ready to do some planting!

OAXACA, OAXACA, MEXICO, February 19, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — ALIFORM PUBLISHING is proud to announce the release of its newest publication.

The Spanish-English Dictionary of Gardening and Landscaping
El diccionario español-inglés de jardinería y paisajismo

The Spanish-English Dictionary of Gardening and Landscaping is a useful tool for both professionals and homeowners. Flowers, plants and trees; fruits, herbs and vegetables; the garden, greenhouse and nursery; tools, materials and hardware, and much more, all in a categorized, easy-to-read format.

El diccionario español-inglés de jardinería y paisajismo es una herramienta útil para ambos profesionales y propietarios. Flores, plantas y árboles; frutas, hierbas y vegetales; el jardín, el invernadero y el vivero; herramientas, materiales y ferretería, y mucho más, en un formato categorizado y fácil a leer.

Now available in both paperback and ebook format.


This bilingual dictionary is part of our series "The Spanish-English Dictionary of…" Check out The Bilingual Dictionary of the Building Trades, Spanish English and look for our upcoming dictionaries of cooking and auto mechanics.

Book editor Jay Miskowiec holds his PhD in comparative literature from the City University of New York. At present he is the co-director of Earthquake Arts in San Pablo Etla, Oaxaca. When he's not translating Latin American novels, you'll find him in his garden getting his hands dirty.

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A Mom's Lasting Legacy

Mom's Poetry

Mom’s Poetry

A match made in heaven—a mother's love and poetry

COOKSTOWN, NEW JERSEY, USA, February 16, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Mothers and poetry have more similarities than we think, as both are overflowing with emotions, almost inexplicable, and both are beacons, guiding and lighting our paths when it gets too dark. So for these trying times, Kathleen Dunleavy's Mom's Poetry will remind us of our fond memories of the past and dire situations we have been through but conquered, thus igniting our hearts with hope that someday, things will be fine again.

Mom’s Poetry is a collection of poems written by Kathleen to memorialize—and share—her personal experiences in life. Her pieces are peaceful and spiritual, especially her poem dedicated to the family members who lost a loved one from the tragic 9-11 disaster. She shares her prayers and personal take on the incident, as well as her reflections on family deaths. Although there are lyrical pieces that are heavy to take, Kathleen balances it out with light-hearted poems about art, pets, nature, and the beauty in little, everyday things that are often overlooked by many.

Lisa Brown-Gilbert, a satisfied reader and reviewer from Hollywood Book Reviews says that she highly recommends the book. She shares, "Entirely a beautiful journey through a creative and expressive mind, I enjoyed reading Mom’s Poetry by author Kathleen Dunleavy. She is an intensely talented woman whose unconditional love for her family and friends truly shines through her artistic endeavors. As well, I found the sentiments both relatable and ultimately entertaining and as a mother myself, can completely relate to the desire to memorialize family, and events for future generations to read. In particular, I really enjoyed the artwork as well as the Thanksgiving poems, they were creative, engaging, and presented family gatherings in a new light."

Kathleen is a mother of four, a grandmother of eleven, and a great-grandmother of two. Her primary interests are her family, children, gardening, walking, writing, spirituality, benevolence, and music. She is an accomplished pianist and organist. Visit www.kathleendunleavy.com.

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The Clarian Academy Opens for Registration

The Clarian Academy Preschool opens its doors for its pre-k and kindergarten programs.

USA, February 15, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Atlanta, Georgia- The Clarian Academy, located in Atlanta. Georgia opens its doors again for its in-person STEM-oriented pre-k and kindergarten programs. Play, Learn and Grow with STEM–Clarian Academy offers in-person and hybrid learning opportunities to best fit the needs of your family.

"We fully understand and share the growing concerns about COVID-19 and its effect on families and local communities." – The Clarian Academy

At Clarian Academy, we are dedicated to ensuring that our students, staff, and families stay safe during the school year through added safety measures and by following governance shared with us by the Georgia Department of Health.
"The Clarian Academy is committed to maintaining a safe, healthy, and comfortable environment for our little scholars." – The Clarian Academy.

We have ensured that different learning opportunities are available to fit each family's comfortability moving forward into the school year. We understand that while some families may be prepared to return to in-person learning, some families may not. Clarian Academy hires certified teachers to teach all our classes, both online and in-person.

"The Clarian Academy will nurture the intellect, desire, and heart of the whole child to flourish both academically and socially." –The Clarian Academy.

A child's early learning is critical to their development. At Clarian Academy, we work with ZSpace instructional technology to provide artificial intelligence and virtual reality experiences to support our students' math and science objectives. Children also participate in outdoor gardening to experience the basics of horticulture.

The Clarian Academy is currently offering an early bird discount of 10% off tuition for the first three months for those who schedule a tour and register their child(ren).

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Raleigh’s Juniper Level Botanic Garden to open 8 weekends in 2021

Juniper Level Botanic Garden, Raleigh, NC – Courtesy of Julie Dixon

“Gardening allows us to get outside and draw healing energy from the earth" – Tony Avent, Proprietor, Juniper Level Botanic Garden

RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA, USA, February 3, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Juniper Level Botanic Garden, a $7.5 million gift to North Carolina State University, will open eight weekends during 2021 for public viewing, plant purchases, and free advice from the experts. There is no admission fee.

“Two open garden weekends are scheduled each season,” said founder and benefactor Tony Avent. “Winter has turned out to be the most important because people can see how the garden is put together. They can see the bones of the garden.

“There are so many incredible plants in the garden in the winter, both for form, for texture, and in flower. Wonderful things from broadleaf evergreens, to conifers, to evergreen perennials. A garden doesn’t have to be a flat pallet of mulch in the wintertime. This is what your garden can look like.”

Winter visitation weekends are February 26-28 and March 5-7.

“With more people working and staying at home and trapped indoors, gardening boomed throughout 2020,” said Avent. “Gardening allows us to get outside and draw healing energy from the earth. Gardening is especially beneficial during tough times, not to mention the beauty and joy it brings.”

Established in 1988 south of downtown Raleigh, the not-for-profit Juniper Level Botanic Garden has grown into a 28-acre conservation and inspiration garden whose mission is to discover, grow, study, propagate and share the world’s flora.

Participating in dozens of domestic and international plant expeditions since the mid-90s, Avent amassed one of the world’s most diverse plant collections. “Currently, we have just over 27,000 different kinds of plants,” explained Avent. “That makes our botanic garden one of the top five collections in the United States.

“We knew the climate was changing and wanted to preserve plants. Many of the plants we found on our trips are now extinct in the wild, and we’re the only place they exist. The more the climate changes, the more paramount it becomes to preserve these plants for human benefit.

“We have always had a close connection with North Carolina State University and JC Raulston Arboretum. The Arboretum’s mission and ours are identical. To collect, study, propagate and share plants. The Arboretum’s primary focus is woody plants, and Juniper Level’s focus is primarily perennial plants.

“Raulston Arboretum currently has about 7,000 different plants. Between this collection and the 27,000 at Juniper Level, the result is one of the largest and top collections in the world of genetics.

“We set up an endowment through the university. When the endowment for the garden is fully funded, that will allow us to open full-time as a public garden and a sister to Raulston Arboretum,” added Avent.

Meanwhile, operational funding for Juniper Level Botanic Garden continues to be provided by plant sales, growing and shipping over 100,000 plants each year, and selling plants during the open garden weekends.

Fundraising efforts for Juniper Level Botanic Garden in conjunction with JC Raulston Arboretum, operate under the auspices of The Endowment Fund of North Carolina State University, a 501(c)3 non-profit, tax ID 56-6000756. Donors receive an official receipt for contributions to the fund.

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Green Globe Certifies Two Lefay Resorts & Residences Properties

Lefay Resort & SPA Dolomiti

Lefay continues to spearhead green practices in sustainable tourism, setting new precedents for wellness resorts globally.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, January 29, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Green Globe recertified Lefay Resort & SPA Lago di Garda and awarded Lefay Resort & SPA Dolomiti its very first certification at the end of 2020.

“We are very happy to be awarded the inaugural Green Globe Certification of Lefay Resort & SPA Dolomiti as well as receiving recertification of Lefay Resort & SPA Lago di Garda once again. Personal wellness should never overlook environmental wellness. This is why the resorts of the Group have been designed and built with respect for the environment, in accordance with the Lefay philosophy, which has made social and environmental responsibility one of its principal, indispensable guidelines,” said Alcide Leali, CEO of Lefay Resorts & Residences.

Lefay continues to spearhead green practices in sustainable tourism, setting new precedents for wellness resorts globally. Ongoing efforts are made to reduce GHG emissions and high technology solutions are utilized to conserve energy at each property.

Neutralisation of CO2 Emissions
In 2011, Lefay commenced major efforts in tackling the issue of CO2 emissions. On the 20th of December that year, the company signed a voluntary agreement with the Ministry of the Environment and Protection of Land and Sea in Rome. The agreement promotes common projects aimed at assessing individual environmental footprints through the calculation of a carbon footprint and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

Since 2013 Lefay Resort & SPA Lago di Garda has been compensating 100% of its carbon emissions. Compensation is made by discounting the outstanding share of carbon emissions against the purchase of CERs credits recognised by the UN in compliance with the provisions of the Kyoto protocol. Implementation of such programs is aimed at cutting CO2 emissions and other greenhouse gases in both developing and other countries.

Investment in Energy Conservation
Lefay has invested in new technologies that enable more efficient use of energy and the extensive utilisation of clean and renewable energy sources. These cutting-edge technologies assist in providing guests with the luxury of all comforts and services whilst retaining the utmost respect for the environment.

In particular, the Technology Facility at Lefay Resort & SPA Lago di Garda is comprised of a biomass plant, a micro-turbine cogeneration plant and an absorption cooling system. It is one of the few plants of this type in Italy that ensures 75% of cooling production and uses heat emitted through the exhaust of the micro-turbines and the biomass boiler to generate cool air. The remaining 25% of cooling is produced by a high-performance compression cooling system. The biomass plants are fed by wood chips, local woods and gardening waste to produce thermal energy with significantly reduced carbon emissions which is used for heating rooms, swimming pools and producing sanitary warm water.

At Lefay Resort & SPA Lago di Garda, the biomass plant covers around 70% of the property's demand and allows an annual oil saving of about 220,000 litres equivalent to an annual CO2 emission reduction worth about 510 tons. At Lefay Resort & SPA Dolomiti, it is estimated that the biomass boiler, with a nominal power of 1,100 kW, covers more than 50% of the needs of the property. Here the annual oil saving is about 300,000 litres, which corresponds to a CO2 emissions reduction of about 900 tons.

In addition to the biomass plant and the cogeneration plant at Lefay Resort & SPA Dolomiti, a free cooling system has been installed with two air-cooled chillers. The system operates primarily during the favourable weather conditions in summer when cool outdoor air can be used as a cooling source rather than a refrigeration process.

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Source: EIN Presswire