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'Deep winter' greenhouse grows veggies year-round. Listen Deep winter gardening Feb 4, 2014 Nothing should be growing this winter day on these frozen, rolling hills. Yet here are green vegetables, kale and lettuce, growing in near-90 degree temperatures. They're thriving in a specialized "deep winter" greenhouse, letting farmers Tom Prieve and Sue Wika grow fresh vegetables year round -- without a crushing electric bill. Their plants survive largely on natural winter light. It's a different kind of greenhouse, mixing technology and old school ingenuity to create an energy efficient winter farm. The small operations can be put up and run without spending a lot of money. . • Link: More about the greenhouse "I want people to know that this is a definite reality for people in northern climates," Wika says. This is the second winter green plants have filled her greenhouse. Dozens of 3-foot-long pieces of plastic roof gutter filled with soil hang from the ceiling.

On the floor are plastic bags of soil with holes cut in them. How to Grow Organic Strawberries in a Greenhouse. Strawberry Plants Library 0006Strawberry Plants .org. By Mr. Strawberry 0006 : Commercial Strawberry Production Overview This is an entry in the Strawberry Plants Library here at Strawberry Plants .org. Continue reading for summarized information. The entire resource may be accessed or downloaded by clicking the link at the bottom of this post.

Commercial Strawberry Production: Summary This resource is an overview of the major aspects involved in starting a commercial strawberry farm. The basic overview touches upon most of the considerations one should consider prior to venturing into the world of strawberry farming. 1. 2. 3. 4. Overall, this resource is a good starting point for anyone thinking about growing strawberries on a large scale or commercially. For a more information on what is required for successful strawberry farming, you can view the Growing Strawberries page. File Type: .pdf Length: 4 pages. Growing Strawberry Plants CommerciallyStrawberry Plants .org. By Mr. Strawberry Growing strawberry plants can be an income-producing alternative to traditional crop farming. There are an abundance of pick-your-own strawberry farms scattered across the USA. Unfortunately, however, numerous farmers each year decide to take the plunge into commercial strawberry growing each year…and go bust.

This sequence is followed by most commercial strawberry farmers. Prepare the Land for the Strawberry Plants In late August most commercial strawberry producers begin preparing their land the new planting of strawberries. Two other variants can be viewed here and here. Planting the Strawberry Plants After the ground is prepared, the plants must be planted. Between 15,000 and 20,000 strawberry plants are planted per acre (17,500 average). Care for Strawberry Plants During Winter Months The commercial operation will sustain their strawberry plants throughout the winter by fertilizing and watering them appropriately. Strawberry Pollination on the Farm Google.

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Historically, a constable could also refer to a castellan, the officer charged with the defense of a castle. An equivalent position is that of Marshal, which derives from Old High German marah "horse" and schalh "servant",[4] and originally meant "stable keeper",[5] which has a similar etymology.[6] Historical usage[edit] Byzantine Empire[edit] Specifications at Freeman Mfg. & Supply Co. MAG Trucks :: 18' Two Window.

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I just got it today and have made four projects in a short period, and my 9 year old niece even made a 3D rose for her mother with the Cricut Explore ON HER OWN! It has taken all the guess work out, and simplified the machine, yet enhanced it and the fact that this cuts nearly anything you could think of is just AMAZING! I cut cardstock, vinyl, and the duct tape sheets and it all cut smoothly (literally, this machine just glides, and is so quiet compared to my older model) and transitioning from one material to another is literally as easy as turning a knob. Published on 3/13/2014 by Jennifer R.. So much easier! Published on 3/17/2014 by Kimberly K.. Excellent! Love Love Love. Bitcoin. Bitcoin is a software-based online payment system described by Satoshi Nakamoto[note 5] in 2008[10] and introduced as open-source software in 2009.[11] Payments are recorded in a public ledger using its own unit of account,[12] which is also called bitcoin.

[note 6] Payments work peer-to-peer without a central repository or single administrator, which has led the US Treasury to call bitcoin a decentralized virtual currency.[1] Although its status as a currency is disputed, media reports often refer to bitcoin as a cryptocurrency or digital currency.[16] Bitcoin is the first fully implemented decentralized cryptocurrency; most other cryptocurrencies are similar and derived from it. It is also the largest cryptocurrency in terms of total market value.[17] Bitcoins are created as a reward for processing work in which users offer their computing power to verify and record payments into the public ledger.

Design[edit] The block chain[edit] Ownership[edit] Transactions[edit] Mining[edit] Cold Hardy Bamboo. Monopsony. In economics, a monopsony (from Ancient Greek μόνος (mónos) "single" + ὀψωνία (opsōnía) "purchase") is a market form in which only one buyer interfaces with many sellers. The microeconomic theory of imperfect competition assumes the monopsonist can dictate terms to its suppliers, as the only purchaser of a good or service, much in the same manner that a monopolist is said to control the market for its buyers in a monopoly, in which only one seller faces many buyers.

In addition to its use in microeconomic theory, monopsony and monopsonist are descriptive terms often used to describe a market where a single buyer substantially controls the market as the major purchaser of goods and services. Examples include the military industry,[1] space industry,[2] and the prison industry.[3] Etymology[edit] The term was first introduced by Joan Robinson in her influential[4] book, The Economics of Imperfect Competition, published in 1933.

Examples[edit] Overview[edit] , to the level of employment, . . . Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey is a 2014 American science documentary television series.[1] The show is a follow-up to the 1980 television series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, which was presented by Carl Sagan on the Public Broadcasting Service and is considered a milestone for scientific documentaries. This series was developed to bring back the foundation of science to network television at the height of other scientific-based television series and films. The show is presented by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, who, as a young college student, was inspired by Sagan. Among the executive producers are Seth MacFarlane, whose clout and financial investment were instrumental in bringing the show to broadcast television, and Ann Druyan, Sagan's widow and a co-creator of the original series.[2][3] The series premiered on March 9, 2014,[5] simultaneously in the US across ten 21st Century Fox networks.

Background[edit] Development[edit] Broadcast[edit] Cast[edit] Episodes[edit] Reception[edit] Optimum Tilt of Solar Panels. To get the most from solar panels, you need to point them in the direction that captures the most sun. But there are a number of variables in figuring out the best direction. This page is designed to help you find the best placement for your solar panels in your situation.

This advice applies to any type of panel that gets energy from the sun; photovoltaic, solar hot water, etc. We assume that the panel is fixed, or has a tilt that can be adjusted seasonally. (Panels that track the movement of the sun throughout the day can receive 10% (in winter) to 40% (in summer) more energy than fixed panels. This page doesn’t discuss tracking panels.) Solar panels should always face true south if you are in the northern hemisphere, or true north if you are in the southern hemisphere.

The next question is, at what angle from horizontal should the panels be tilted? Fixed or Adjustable? It is simplest to mount your solar panels at a fixed tilt and just leave them there. Fixed Tilt Time-of-Use Rates Links. Alternative Energy eMagazine - | AltEnergyMag. Introduction The content of this article was originally articulated from some notes and graphs I began using in my efforts to explain persons about the real expectations they can have regarding investments in solar water heating devices. The first time I used this material publicly was at a conference in a CAINTRA business exposition in Cintermex, in Monterrey.

My community, where I am focusing now for this new born business, has an almost complete blindness regarding solar energy today. Generally, people do not think about it and do not consider it a real opportunity for saving money. I put together these ideas for the first time, in order to raise the possibility of potential customers to get some curiosity and interest about solar energy. People's interest in solar energy After one year since I began this adventure in the solar energy environment, I've been learning and observing many interesting aspects of people behavior, that I did not expect. Focus of this article Acknowledgements. Blackmagic Design: ATEM Television Studio. Advanced control software for unlimited creativity! For the ultimate in creativity and control, ATEM Television Studio includes a beautifully designed software control panel included free.

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All artistic disciplines will be considered, including cross-disciplinary work. The request for proposal (RFP) is open to both 501(c)(3) organizations and individual artists and culture bearers, but artists and collectives that are not incorporated as 501(c)(3)s must apply under a fiscal sponsor. Through this RFP, Surdna will support compelling projects that artists develop in response to their communities' specific challenges, and will also fund the projects of artists whose long-term, deeply-rooted work has increased social engagement without necessarily being explicitly defined as "activist. " Artists Engaging in Social Change: What Do We Mean? Why an RFP? Eligibility criteria: Review process: How Not to Reinforce Negative Behavior With Kids. How to Make a Rag Rug tutorial. Happy Labor Day! For a fun change of pace today, I have the cute girls from Everyday Art here to show us How to Make a Rag Rug tutorial.

I love their super easy technique! This is definitely a great craft for fabric scraps. {don’t ya love scrap busters?} Enjoy! Hi, my name is Jaime and my sister-in-law Emily and I are craftaholics. :) We like to share our creations on our blog, Everyday Art because we think that everyone likes to create a little art everyday. We’re excited to be here at Craftaholics Anonymous® today sharing one of our recent projects. Introducing, the Pink-and-Blue Rag Rug: And I must say, phew! We recently moved and I put my two oldest girls in a shared bedroom. As you can see, it turned out cute, coordinating, and much loved by the two girls. The rug really was simple to make, just time-consuming. You can see the rug mat in this image and about how often I skipped holes. Ready to make one yourself? Rag Rug Tutorial Supplies: Here’s an image-tutorial on how to make a rag rug: Project Row Houses - African-American artists and community activists in Houston's Third Ward.

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