While driving through my grandmother’s quiet town of Bloomfield, you might encounter a quiet yet thriving farmer’s market on the outskirts of town. Weekly, farmers bring their crops to be sold to local buyers. Here is the locavore movement, intrinsically linked not only to a close knit quiet town, but also to issues of nutrition, sustainability, and economics. Locally grown food is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint while enjoying tastier, healthier food at a lower cost. The nutritional value of food grown locally is far superior to that of alien products with many food miles to them (items shipped over oceans, countries, and borders).
These camps create a special community. Attending summer sleep-away camps leads to tremendously positive experiences that affect children throughout their lives. Summer sleep-away camps can offer both physical and emotional health benefits in a number of ways. The obvious reasons include fresh air, increased exercise, a break from technology (such as phones, computers, and internet), and structured meal times. At (name of camp) in (location), they provide numerous nature walks and hikes throughout the day.
Many people picnicking here, families just having good times together. Walking down a trail I see a small glass with water and inside a cigarette put out. The water at this lake seems much greener than all the other water in the park. Hiking more I become aware of all the fungus. I ask Aaron what he thought of the lake and he responds, “I'm surprised to see this many types of mushroom fruiting in early October.
Some may find that they're peaceful and in harmony with nature by just stepping out into their backyard. Although each one of these places are all different, they all have one thing in common -- they are the places of nature that help people to be brought to their better self. Personally, because of where I’ve been raised and the things I love to do in life, the ocean is my own sanctuary of nature's beauty. As a child, nature had always been a large part of my life. Many kids my age spent the majority of their childhood watching movies like the Lion King, which as a 17-year-old, I have still yet to see the beloved childhood movie.Instead, I spent my time out on the water, surfing, wake boarding, swimming, and baking up the sun.
These gardens, which are basically agricultural markets, serves as a way to find and serve food that has been directly cared for by its patrons, who are the same people that end up with a meal from these gardens. Rather than go to a supermarket and have no idea where any of the produce came from or how it was made, community gardens serve in its self reliance that a community can trust where its food sources are coming from. Its goals are to not only to protest against food corporations but to also find a way to increase employment and education in its members. Community gardens find a way
Staying true to this mission, city officials have provided a Planetarium, a safe rail system that runs parallel to the river and a host of park and recreational areas that stimulate commerce and encourage outdoor activities within the community. Since Kelsey is no longer agriculturally based, Baderman Island serves as an all-inclusive resort that showcases the beauty of the city year round and sustains the local economy. Kelsey has also modernized the border to the river into a well-developed downtown area that invites shopping and provides entertainment until 2 a.m. so that the city maintains its peaceful environment between the hours of midnight and 6 a.m. Kelsey council has also developed an aquifer to supply the municipal water source and that also draws water from Lake Lora. An example of how Kelsey ethically sources water is when the “level of Lake Lora drops due to increased evaporation […] or periods of drought, the city will [use] municipal water wells” (Apollo Group, Inc., 2013). All water sources are filter through a water treatment facility that ensures the water is safe for residents to
In the summer I often leave home early in the morning, and roam about fields and lanes all day, or even escape for days or weeks together; but, saving in the country, I seldom go out until after dark, though, Heaven be thanked, I love its light and feel the cheerfulness it sheds upon the earth, as much as any creature living. I have fallen insensibly into this habit, both because it favours my infirmity and because it affords me greater opportunity of speculating on the characters and occupations of those who fill the streets. The glare and hurry of broad noon are not adapted to idle pursuits like mine; a glimpse of passing faces caught by the light of a street-lamp or a shop window is often better for my purpose than their full revelation in the daylight; and, if I must add the truth, night is kinder in this respect than day, which too often destroys an air-built castle at the moment of its completion, without the least ceremony or remorse. That constant pacing to and fro, that never-ending restlessness, that incessant tread of feet wearing the rough stones smooth and glossy--is it not a wonder how the dwellers in narrows ways can bear to hear it! Think of a sick man in such a place as Saint Martin's Court, listening to the footsteps, and in the midst of pain and weariness obliged, despite himself (as though it were a task he must perform) to detect the child's step from the man's, the slipshod beggar from the booted exquisite, the lounging from the busy, the dull heel of the sauntering outcast from the quick tread of an expectant pleasure-seeker--think of the hum and noise always being present to his sense, and of the stream of life that will not stop, pouring on, on, on, through all his restless dreams, as if he were condemned to lie, dead but conscious, in a noisy churchyard, and had no hope of rest for centuries to come.
Two years later and I am married now, madly in love. I'm living a happy life; all because my decision two years ago to trust and let fate follow through. I was fast forward to Buffalo Mountain in the heat of summer, only this time I was alone because David, now my husband had to work. I made my way over to the creek as I reminisced on all the emotions and thoughts I experienced two years earlier when David took me on our first date. I felt calm and content remembering how I fell in love in the majestic fall.
Some farmers raise earthworms for their own personal gardens, but the majority farms them in mass quantities for profit. The earthworms alone sell for anywhere from fifteen to thirty dollars per pound depending on the breed and the actual worm castings sell for around two dollars per pound. Earthworm castings are water-soluble and extremely rich in the bacteria and nutrients that make for great organic fertilizer. Although earthworm farmers do no make a great deal of money, the environmental benefit is rewarding enough in itself. Earthworms can eat their own body weight daily and half of everything they eat turns into viable plant food.