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Art and Gardening

Sketch and watercolor to know your hidden garden. To know a plant is more than delving into its scientific aspects.  Sketching in the garden allows for knowing a plant on a more personal level, better even than taking a picture with a camera.  
     As has been said, "I sketch what I want to remember, but photograph what will be forgotten."  For centuries, gardeners have found that watercolor painting has led them ever deeper into the beauty and mystery of their backyard retreats.  What, never sketched in the garden before? 
 Beginners, watch this short video 

1960s California hippy maintains inspirational nature photography "Nature’s beauty can be easily missed -- but not through Louie Schwartzberg’s lens. His stunning time-lapse photography, accompanied by powerful words from Benedictine monk David Steindl-Rast,
serves as a meditation on being grateful for every day."  Watch short video . .  


 


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How To Store Potatoes For 20-Plus Years

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If 20 years sounds like a long time to store potatoes, then it might surprise you to know that “fresh” potatoes in the grocery store are often 11 months old when you buy them. Modern developments in commercial food storage allow growers to store produce with a chemical (1-methylcyclopropene), which extends the shelf life of vegetables.

 

Of course, fresh potatoes won’t last 20 years, but you can dehydrate them to get that kind of long-term shelf life while maintaining nutritional value.




Now save carrots for 20 years with a dehydrator