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Thomas A. Edison: Botanical Research

The Final Experiment Thomas Alva Edison’s 1928 rubber project represents a major advance in modern research on producing materials from renewable resources. More than 17,000 plants were tested in Edison’s quest for latex. Thomas A. Edison is an outstanding genius … Continue reading

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George Washington – Farmer

“To encourage literature and the arts is a duty which every good citizen owes to his country.”     G. Washington At the time of George Washington’s birth in 1732 there were thirteen individual colonies along the eastern seaboard of North … Continue reading

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Disappearing World

The rural roots of  personal identity and community have been cut off. Our heritage is disappearing. A way of life and livelihood is disappearing. Knowledge of skills is disappearing. Self reliance is disappearing. Family farms are disappearing. People live huddled … Continue reading

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Holualoa- Coffee Country

Kona coffee is considered one of the premium specialty coffees of the world. The cultivation of coffee requires a very specific combination of temperature, sun, soil, and water. It can be grown in only a limited number of locations on … Continue reading

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Perennial Fruit Rewards

Expand Your Food Base. Add Variety…Improve Health…Advance Sustainability…Restore the Environment There are few things I enjoy more than walking down to the gardens edge to pick a fresh snack or gather a few fruits to place in the refrigerator to … Continue reading

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Apiaries in ART

Beauty of Bee Hives. Through the ages artists painting scenes of rural life give reference to the association of humans and honey bees. Apiaries and domestic bee keeping can be traced back to the time of the pharaohs in Egypt … Continue reading

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Back Yard Birds at the bananas

  In order to see birds it is necessary to become part of the silence – Robert Lynd A book, a chair, a camera and a quiet afternoon in the backyard.  

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