Make a difference

Make a difference

[Great big story]

“In Bishopville, South Carolina, Pearl Fryar is a local gardening legend. When he first moved to the small town in the 1980s, he was almost unable to build his house because neighbors feared that as an African American, he wouldn’t keep up his yard. Determined to dispel that stereotype, Fryar went on to win “Yard of the Month” from the local garden club. Since then, he’s created a world-renowned topiary garden with more than 300 plants, most of which were rescued from the compost pile of a local nursery.”

Visit Pearl’s garden HERE

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

• A man named Pearl

• The local garden club

• I wouldn’t keep up the yard

• A stereotype

• The person who made that statement

• You can’t judge people by one person

• Throwaways from a recycling bin

• A local nursery

• It’s all pretty well done organically

• He opened it up to the public

• People come from all over the world to see it

• So simple and make an impact

• The garden is about love

• Love, peace and goodwill

#Μάθε Αγγλικά, #Learn English
Daily Gratitude #4

Daily Gratitude #4

photography by vocabularyinchunks

 

“In the garden, birds sing, bees hum and the flowers and butterflies bewitch me.

Every bug and beetle, petal and leaf grants peace to me in the present moment.

As I tread upon emerald blades that gently sway below crystal skies,

the garden unveils to me the philosophy of life.”  

― Amelia Dashwood

Quote of the day (48)

Quote of the day (48)

“The giving of love is an education in itself”  – Eleanor Roosevelt

photography by vocabularyinchunks

The Joy of Giving Flowers

“The history of flower giving extends back thousands of years as a way for people to communicate with each other. Ancient Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, and Chinese all refer to the use of flowers in their stories and myths. The Greeks considered flowers to be particularly important and associated them with the gods.

Flowers have a therapeutic effect on us. They just make us feel good. Flowers have the power to lift our spirits.

A random act of kindness is defined as a selfless act performed by someone wishing to either assist or cheer up another individual. Anne Herbert reminds us to “Practice random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty.” Practice random acts of kindness through the gift of flower giving and reap the rewards from it!”  Read more HERE

 

 

 

Do it with full heart

Do it with full heart

[Happen Films]

“Lou started the Food is Free laneway in Ballarat just over a year ago.

When Lou moved to a big property, she started growing far too many vegetables to use herself, “I was sharing them with neighbours and friends and ran out of people to give it to. I realised I should start sharing with the local community”.

Lou figured out that the easiest place to start her movement would be the laneway next to her house. She now gets anywhere from 20 to 100 visitors a day to her laneway, “It enabled me to know all of my neighbours now and made me feel much more connected to the community”. There are about four spaces in Ballarat now and also in Castlemaine, Bendigo, Gippsland and right across to Perth. “It’s not about food, it’s about connecting. People come and don’t even take food, they just come for the conversations. Gardening is so wonderful for mental health and wellbeing. It’s really become quite a little hub and it’s really lovely to see that.”[Australian of the Day]

Follow Lou’s #foodisfree stories HERE

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :
  • Food is free laneway
  • Guerilla  gardening
  • Utilizing a space beside my property
  • Where food is dropped off, food is grown and food is taken
  • A food swap
  • Grow their own produce
  • It blows people’s minds
  • An avid gardener
  • Growing way too much produce
  • People caught on and realized what it was all about
  • #Food is free
  • Explaining what it was all about
  • It’s taken a year to organically grow
  • Up to 100 people a day
  • You can’t define who comes through the lane
  • Can’t quite make rent
  • Pay the school fees
  • That is what the lay way is all about
  • It’s actually showing human kindness
  • My property was up for sale
  • A local concerned citizen
  • A philanthropic view-point
  • Express my gratitude to this lady
  • An occasional chat by the litter box
  • With my immediate neighbors
  • Go out for dinner together
  • They are so inspired
  • Do it with full heart
  • Encourage as many people as possible
  • A small, simple, effective, grassroots, straight to the heart story
  • Give it your best,
  • Many many more all around the world
  • On every street corner
A yellow surprise # 3

A yellow surprise # 3

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Yellow 3a

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Did you know ?

  • Each sunflower is actually thousands of teeny flowers.
    The iconic yellow petals and fuzzy brown centers are actually individual flowers themselves. As many as 2,000 can make up the classic sunflower bloom.
  • You should harvest sunflowers in the morning, not the afternoon.
  • Sunflowers are native to the Americas and were domesticated around 1000 B.C.
  • There are about 70 species of sunflowers.
    Their genus name is Helianthus (which comes from the Greek words for “sun” and “flower”). While many varieties look bright and cheery, their shapes can be quite different. 
  • The French word for sunflower is “tournesol,” which means “turns with the sun.”
    In their bud phase, sunflowers will literally seek out and face the sun. This trait is called heliotropism.
  • The tallest sunflower on record was over 30 feet tall.
    Coming in at 30′ 1”, the bloom was grown in Germany by Hans-Peter Schiffer, who has held the record twice before.
  • Sunflowers have been planted to help soak up nuclear radiation.
    They’re not just pretty faces; sunflowers are actually good at absorbing toxins, too.  Millions were planted after the devastating tsunami destroyed reactors in the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan.
[Good Housekeeping]
Make it rain

Make it rain

   [Green Renaissance]

Health Benefits of Artichokes :

  • Rich in Antioxidants
  • High in Fiber
  • Lowers Cholesterol
  • Liver Function
  • Improved Digestion
  • Lowers Blood Pressure
  • Builds Strong Bones
  • Boosts Immunity
 More benefits  @ Healthfitnessrevolution
 English vocabulay  -Artichoke recipe  – Recycling Tyres – ECCE speaking exam

Farm to Fork

Farm to Fork

   [Foraged]

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • He has set up a self sustainable farm
  • I try to find a lot of hippie chefs
  • With two restaurants on the property and a lodge
  • How is it going?
  • Beautiful surroundings
  • I know everything that’s happened to these plants from day one
  • We are not certified yet
  • When I first came here as a customer
  • I was just blown away
  • One of the best days in my life
  • I planted strawberries
  • Pick strawberries
  • We pick in the morning, because everything has more flavor in the morning
  • A veggie patch
  • You don’t need to stock pile
  • I think the whole concept is awesome
  • One of the newest dishes on the menu
  • A side salad
  • It’s good, it’s tasty, it’s fresh
  • Caring so much about what they’re doing
  • Congratulations, I wish you all the best for the future 

Jovi explores the Hunter Valley in Australia  and talks to an amazing chef George Francisco. George has a unique approach to sustainability and the restaurant game. [foraged]

Read more about Farm to Fork Dining @ Peppers Covent Hunter Valley    Talk & Spoon

Jovi explores the Hunter Valley and talks to an amazing chef George Francisco. Who has a unique approach to sustainability and the restaurant game!
Choose the things you put in your heart

Choose the things you put in your heart

   Green Renaissance

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • On our own piece of land
  • Try and live as self-sufficient as possible, and be free
  • Create our own world
  • Just live it
  • I can spend my day creating something and people pay me for it
  • I do appreciate it everyday
  • Living sustainably, it’s pure
  • I think my inspiration as an artist comes from the beauty in life
  • You just need to train yourself to recognize it
  • We can choose the things we put in our heart
  • Choosing the reaction to someone’s words
  • The direction to look at 
  • It’s all the milliseconds in your life that steers you
  • If everyone does it, then obviously it’s going to make a huge difference
  • There should be much more beauty in the world

“This is a film about Joshua Miles doing his reduction block woodcuts. He works as an artist in the small town of Baardskeerdersbos in the Western Cape, South Africa. He and his family live off the grid and love  gardening. Joshua’s inspiration comes from the beauty he sees in the landscapes around him.”  [Green Renaissance]

View his art @  Joshua Miles 

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Weekly photo challenge || Grid #2

Weekly photo challenge || Grid #2

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grid

A grid is a network of intersecting parallel lines, whether real or imaginary. Most American streets are laid out in a grid pattern, meaning the streets intersect at right angles and form a pattern of squares when viewed from above.

You’ve probably seen a map grid, the uniform lines drawn on a map that allow you to pinpoint a particular location. Grid can also refer to a physical network of sorts, not necessarily made of straight or parallel lines. You may be familiar with the high voltage electrical cables that carry power throughout the country, known as the national grid. A gird can also be a device made up of intersecting metal bars that you use when grilling food.

 

 [ source :  vocabulary.com  ]

 In response to The Daily Post’s  weekly photo challenge : Grid

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