Cork may look like the product of pulped wood, but it is in fact the bark of a Cork Oak. It is a renewable resource grown in Spain and Portugal, but is being replaced by plastics and other artificial cork materials.
Argan oil is mainly produced in Morocco and can be found in many products from food to hair care. The strange part is not where it is produced, but that it historically involves tree-climbing goats.
In Walt Disney’s vision of the future, public landscaping utilized only edible plants. This idea claimed that no one would go hungry due to the foods freely available in the public space. Tomorrowland demonstrates this concept by mostly using edible plants for landscaping. There are lavender hedges, pepper trees, and more throughout that area of […]
From 535-536 CE, crops around the globe refused to produce. People from many cultures wrote of that year having droughts and strange weather. It was the year the Sun was darkened by volcanic dust.
1759, February 17, Thomas Siddal, gardener, at Chester, took up a potatoe, weighing seventeen pounds four ounces, measuring, in circumference, thirty-eight inches, and, in length, forty-seven inches and a half. –Annual Register, 1759, p. 72. Since 1759, a few larger potatoes have been found. The largest being found in December of 2008 by Khalil Semhat […]