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Oregon Grow Cabinets Launches Today – Home Growing, Refined

Outside View

Bend, OR, 2017-Mar-08 — /REAL TIME PRESS RELEASE/ — New startup OREGON GROW CABINETS, launching today, is focusing on the burgeoning home-growing movement with a new suite of grow cabinets constructed to fine-furniture standards and equipped with innovative climate controls. “Our cabinets are an industry game-changer,” says Adam Bronstein, owner/founder. “They are designed to provide you with the perfect customizable growing environment while looking great in your home. Our grow cabinets are something you will be proud to display. There is nothing like our products on the market today and they are built here in Central Oregon.”

People are discovering that they can grow for themselves what they used to buy, and Oregon Grow Cabinets make the home-growing experience streamlined and easy. Whether it’s growing cannabis or vegetables, the climate-controlled growing environment inside an Oregon Grow Cabinet takes the guesswork out of gardening and helps to ensure that your plants thrive. Growing your own also allows consumers to avoid the pesticides and fertilizers used by commercial growers. “Nothing can match the reward of growing and providing for yourself,” Bronstein says. “If you don’t have control from start to finish, how can you really know what you are consuming? I like having the piece of mind of knowing exactly how my crops are grown. It also allows me to focus on the quality of what I grow.”

Inside View

A zero-compromise approach to form, function and quality all came together during the development of the suite of Oregon Grow Cabinets. “When I decide on making a significant purchase in life, I am looking for products that add value and provide me with day-to-day enjoyment. Like many others today, I’m tired of the cheaply-made, soon-to-hit-the-landfill, often gimmicky products that are being peddled. A fine furniture maker by trade, Bronstein reworked and fine-tuned the cabinet designs for more than a year before it met his high quality standards. He concludes, “I wanted to merge the worlds of indoor growing and furniture making together, and I am proud to launch Oregon Grow Cabinets and bring a beautiful and functional product to market.”

Oregon Grow Cabinets LLC builds high quality grow cabinets for the home in Central Oregon.

Contact-Details:
Adam Bronstein

IL 1st Congressional District Cook County Voters Support Peloquin Suburban Preservation

The first election using the 1st Congressional Redistricted South Side of Chicago and their Southwest Suburbs extending into Will County has city voters crossing over to support the states suburban life style.

With 74% of the new district voters being from the original 1st district, many of original voters are pushing to preserve their weekend getaways in the suburbs and the continued expanse of the commuter train stations for their suburban and rural lifestyle.

City Folks are now realizing they’re far more dependent on their rural and suburban agriculture businesses and how city politics overlook the needs of the rural and suburban growth at their cost.

It’s a wake-up call for many in Cook County; with Will County positioned as one of the new “Agriculture Cross Roads Of America”, their grain export business offers significant growth in the emerging markets such as Viet Nam, Russia, and China, and that means more jobs, revenue for the state and lower costs for their districts agriculture needs.

This 1st Congressional Districts election is fast becoming the center stage for a nation, as Big City residents learn “Intermodal Growth” is the ticket to world competition, not a party ticket.

You simply cannot achieve Intermodal Growth for the agriculture business with the city politicians quest to keep the spend in the city at the expense of the state’s best opportunity to sustain and gain more jobs outside its original district. Here is a short video clip on Intermodal Job Growth.

As the 3rd largest city in the U.S., the voters are realizing they’re dismal job growth has been limited to their federally subsidized projects within the city versus rebuilding the city through better decisions on how to compete globally within the state.

A Win Win situation, without a solution for decades, it’s time for a change, and it starts with educating the people on how to best affect change, and why. There’s a need here, a need to turn things around before we lose the opportunity to reduce our state and nations overall deficit, which ultimately results in the loss of the federal funding we’ve grown to know as the way the City Politicians create more jobs.

The Don Peloquin Campaign for the 1st Congressional District supports growth through voter education. Many people are totally unaware that if Congress doesn’t pass the new Farm Bill, you may as well forget about the food stamp program with its $80 billion a year, or 80 percent of all spending in the $500 Billion Farm Bill. Our position is to grow globally with the best opportunities, and our suburbs and rural areas have the best potential of securing grants for jobs like the $6 million awarded to UW-Madison. That focuses on encouraging more farm-to-school programs like the Research, Education, Action and Policy Food Group’s farm-to-school program, which supplies area schools with fresh, locally produced fruits and vegetables. We need a well balanced spend to gain the maximum benefits for all.

The Time For Change Independent Voice:  Dedicated To Public Announcements That Affect Our Suburban and Rural Life. We simply state what’s before us from the eyes and ears of those affected.  Get Out And Vote For A Change, Visit www.peloquinforcongress.com and read for yourself.

Stock Up on Your Vitamin D with Capital Gardens and Soak up the Last of the Summer Sunshine

In spite of a reputation for grey skies and rainy summers, Britain is occasionally rewarded with a scorching summer’s day. Starting preparing your garden for the sun with Capital Gardens, who offer the finest garden furniture, gardening equipment and advice in London.

Various scientific studies have shown that a few hours spent soaking up the rays can be of great benefit. A daily dose of sunshine can help to improve the immune system by increasing the number of white blood cells in the body. It promotes healthy circulation and as well as the production of melatonin, a hormone that works to maintain regular sleeping patterns. But perhaps most importantly, just an hour or two of sunlight can increase natural levels of serotonin and other endorphins which calm the nerves and provide a welcome mood boost and a renewed sense of wellbeing. In order to be ready to enjoy the last of this summer’s sunshine, Capital Gardens have dedicated themselves to providing great deals on garden furniture from some of the country’s best loved designers.

Alexander Rose garden furniture has earned itself a superb reputation as a top brand for high quality garden tables, chairs and other outdoor accessories. From traditional teak designs through to innovative iron ware, all angles have been covered, with furniture to suit all tastes and budgets across their impressive array of 2011 collections. Furthermore, they have produced a range of products to help keep furniture in tip top condition throughout the season.

With the end of season sales in full flow, now is the perfect time to invest in outdoor garden spaces and soak of the remainder of this summer’s sunshine in style.

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Capital Gardens Ltd is the owner of London’s largest group of garden centres as well as Capital Gardens Landscapes Ltd. With six garden centres in London, located in Highgate Village, Alexandra Park, and Temple Fortune, Morden Hall Park, Neal’s Nurseries and Wandsworth, and one store in Hertfordshire, Capital Gardens are London’s first port of call for all gardening products and landscape design. The online store, CapitalGardens.co.uk provides all manner of products, from garden furniture to barbeques to home ware.

Contact Number for enquires: 02084657474
Head Office Address: 1 Townsend Yard, Highgate High Street, London N6 5JF
Email address: pr@capitalgardens.co.uk

 

Amazing Forest: Rebuilding the Amazon Rainforest One Tree at a Time

Jun 15 2011 /RTPR/– Yes, the Amazon rainforest is being cut down as you read this. 17% is already gone. The world’s lungs – as it’s referred to – is decreasing in size. Yes, everyone knows this. But what can we really do about it? The Amazing Forest is a chance to do something right from where you are, sitting in your chair, a few clicks and USD 60 away.

Amazing Forest is the venue where people from all over the world are combining their efforts into one single strain to restore the Amazon rainforest to its original state.

We sell trees. Not trees to be delivered to your door, but to be planted on your behalf, in your name, in a designated specific area of the Amazon rainforest. The trees being planted are new trees. So, instead of preserving already existing areas of the rainforest, the Amazing Forest is actually reversing deforestation. We take so much from Earth everyday; this is a way to give something back to it.

It’s a common saying that, to eternalise your passage in this life, one must have children, write a book and plant a tree. Well, the four tree species that are currently being planted in the Amazing Forest (they are native species typical of the region: jatoba, copaiba, ipe rosa and louro freijo) live in average 200 years.

And what’s cool about it, people get their own tree, which will never be cut down and remain throughout its life individualised by a name tag, with the name they choose for it.
“We want to give people the opportunity to make a difference for the environment while leaving their own positive footprint in the planet”, says Rodrigo Nascimbeni, the founding partner of the company, “a footprint so tangible and concrete that people can come and see it, show to their children, to their great-grand-children, to their friends…” he goes on referring to the fact that customers can visit their tagged trees in situ while walking inside the realAmazon rainforest.

Amazing Forest goes much beyond simply selling trees online, it is each person’s way to contribute to a better world and to guarantee that future generations will share the same bliss to live here on our planet.

And, better yet, this noble act of planting a tree and committing to a better world can be renewed as often as wanted. Each tree is sold for USD 60.

Besides doing your share of good for a better planet, people can buy trees either as a present for a loved one, a memorial, a way to mark an important occasion or as a simple and convenient method of offsetting their carbon emissions.

Amazing Forest launched on Monday the 23rd of May 2011. The first piece of land to be replanted is situated approximately 34 miles outside the city of Boa Vista, Roraima State in North Brazil (if you go to Google Maps, we’re right where the green arrow points to at these coordinates 2 29 44.40 N 60 56 40.85 W).

The Amazon rainforest is the world’s largest rainforest. It is the home of the world’s richest area of plant and animal diversity and an enormous source of potential lifesaving medicines. Not only that, it is a massive carbon sink that acts as the lungs of the world. Sadly, it is believed that “at current [deforestation] rates, 55% of [the Amazon’s] rain forests could be gone by 2030 – a looming disaster not only for the region’s plants and animals, but for the world”. (Quote Source:http://www.worldwildlife.org/what/wherewework/amazon/)

Who is behind Amazing Forest
Amazing Forest is the realisation of four guys. It all started when the Brazilian Rodrigo Nascimbeni and the New Zealander Ben Cook, two lifelong friends, decided to take on this journey.

“We don’t believe that the size of a task should limit your ambition,” says Ben Cook. “The sad fact is that over 17% of this forest which is so integral to the health of our planet has been devastated by deforestation. If we all wait for someone else to take on this problem then we might just be too late. Rodrigo and I believe we have the passion and the skills to make this project work as a viable business where we can have fun whilst using our respective abilities to actually do something positive for the world we live in.”

Before launching Amazing Forest, Rodrigo created something called a receivables investment fund, the first one in Brazil. He also started and managed a few companies in the financial sector – which means he probably just gave up a successful international career in Investment Banking to plant trees in the Amazon rainforest.
Ben, although he achieved an honours degree in Plant Science, is the co-founder of Shake Interactive, a digital marketing agency operating from South Africa and the UK.

The two met in 1993 when Ben took part in a Rotary youth exchange programme in the tiny town of Votuporanga in Brazil. What started as a mutual need to learn the others native tongue ended in a lifelong friendship. Both have always wanted to work together but their respective careers had taken them in opposite directions and to different hemispheres.

As Amazing Forest was boiling inside their minds, they met Manuel Haas and Florian Herzog, two German Forest Engineers – also lifelong friends – living in Brazil and widely experienced in rainforest management and regeneration. Manuel and Florian came on board at the founding stages and are now an integral part of the team.

Not only do the four men aim to reverse the deforestation process in the Amazon, but 10% of any profits made will be donated to the WWF and a range of local Amazon charities.

If you’d like more info, you can reach us at:

Rodrigo Nascimbeni
rodrigo@amazingforest.com
Skype: nascimbeni1
Brazil mobile: +55 11 7668 6884
UK mobile: +44 7766 889 329

Ben Cook
ben@amazingforest.com
Skype: shakeben
UK mobile: +44 7866 720 830

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EPA-registered and USDA-Certified Organic Pesticides Now Available for Licensing

An agribusiness licensing company, Verde Bio-Science, has added a line of patent-pending EPA-registered and USDA-certified organic products available for licensing by others.

The newly-added organic line includes multiple insecticides and herbicides, plus a fungicide, miticide, horticultural oil, and several repellents.   The eleven new products bring the company’s total list of product registrations available for licensing to 438.

“We are pleased to add these EPA-registered and USDA-certified organic products to our license offering,” said Jeff Elliott, Executive Vice President of Sales for Verde Bio Science. “We receive numerous requests for licenses for certified organic products; these new inputs will make a number of our clients very happy.”

Verde Bio-Science, a DBA of Custom Chemicides, licenses companies to manufacture, sell, and distribute its agricultural and horticulture products through its patent-pending Smart Licensing Program.

“Our licensing program brings together people, companies, and products from various pesticide and fertilizer industries,” said Elliott. “On one side of the business, we work with scientists, labs, chemists, corporations, and even bench-shop chemists who have patented, patent-pending, and post-patent ag products they want to license to others.”

“On the other side of our business, we have clients who purchase licenses from us allowing them to begin manufacturing the products almost instantaneously.  Purchasing a license satisfies their immediate need for the product, and eliminates the costly multi-year effort of registering the chemical, conducting test trials, and gathering crop data.

“Our clients have saved a great deal of time, money, and aggravation by purchasing licenses for the exact products they need, as well as opening whole new lines of business for their company.”

Verde Bio-Science also offers full turn-key business packages ranging from chemical manufacturing facility development and set-up, to the hiring of a sales force for those newly entering the ag industry.

Contact:
Diane Tjerrild,
Cell: (559) 696-6553,
dianetjerrild@verdebioscience.com
www.VerdeBioScience.com

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When Farmers Meet Designers: Growing Shirts!

Città della Pieve, Italy, 21st of March, 2011 – Is the perception of beauty man-made or is there such a thing as natural beauty? To find out, an Italian designer and an organic farmer came up with the idea of growing shirts, having nature design fashion. After a two year period of growths in the hills of Umbria, near the Tuscan border in Italy, the first harvest is ready for the catwalk.

When Francesco Mugnaini, a 31 year old designer who had previously been working in the busy city of Milan, met Sebastian Runde, a 41 year old Scottish farmer running an organic farm in Umbria, Italy, they merged their different backgrounds and experiences to come up with a rather unusual fashion project: let’s grow shirts. The unpredictability of nature was the seed for the idea, to plant and harvest shirts. The garments were exposed to nature’s forces by planting them into the ground and give nature time to do her unpredictable design process. The result is stunning and every single design unique.

The T-shirt was considered ideal, as it is one of the most simple garments existing, there could be no better for the project. It is unpretentious, simple, like an empty canvas on which nature can create its designs. Francesco designed a shirt which truly complements the body, idealises it even. “We aimed for a focus on the aesthetics created by nature, to offer a perception of beauty man would never be able to create. We produce beautiful shirts, but it is nature who makes them truly unique» says Francesco Mugnaini.

The materials used had to be of a kind which would react with the soil, the water or sunlight. Naturally no synthetic yarns could be used, as not to create a thread of pollution. After many tests, a high quality organic silk proved best and gave the most interesting results.

The silk shirts are produced by local craftsmen with great expertise. Sebastian Runde, as an organic farmer, is very passionate about his concern for the environment: “Producing the T-shirts abroad in a country with low labour costs was out of question. We looked for local recourses and were very lucky, indeed. We manage to produce a garment, which is 100% made in Italy. The yarns are coming from northern Italy, the shirts are produced locally in Città della Pieve.”

The first collection of RIGHT AS RAIN™ is harvested and up for sale on www.right-as-rain.com. An array of utterly different silk shirts for men and woman. 100% designed by nature.

If you would like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Francesco Mugnaini or Sebastian Runde, please call at: +39 0578 299 777, cell: +39 328 0812 442 or write an e-mail to contact@right-as-rain.com, sebastian@right-as-rain.com.

Organic Fertilizer Fertiworm Gives Growers Improved Crop

With growing environmental concerns over the effects of chemical fertilizer, Ocala resident Sandra Beltran sought an ecologically friendly alternative to satisfy commercial farmers’ and home gardeners’ agricultural needs. In December 2010, Beltran introduced FertiWorm, an organic fertilizer and soil conditioner made from the digestive tracts of earthworms.

Certified by the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI), FertiWorm has been recognized as a product for use in the organic production of fruits and flowers, on farms and in nurseries, at home or commercially. The vermicompost fertilizer made with 100 percent earthworms is unlike traditional chemical fertilizers that have been known to kill microorganisms contained in soil and release nitrogen particles causing groundwater contamination.

Enriched with more than two billion microorganisms per gram, FertiWorm incorporates earthworms to break down organic waste and release bio-stimulant compounds, including plant hormones such as auxins, which enhance plant growth, and gibberellic acids, which support the overall growth of the flower, the germination of seeds, and the increase in size of some fruits.

In a comparison study, plots of land treated with vermicompost fertilizer in place of chemical fertilizer generated a 250 percent increase in crop production the first year, 100 percent the second year, and 70 percent the third year. Recorded growth examples included eggplants cultivated in 65 days, tomatoes grown in 55 days, and chicory reaching 13.88 to 17.86 inches tall.

K.K. Tan, a home gardener in San Diego, Calif. decided to try vermicompost fertilizer FertiWorm, given its sustainable quality in improving root growth and boosting crop yield.

“The organic fertilizer worked great for me,” said Tan. With regard to the fall 2010 season, he added, “It helped me produce noticeably greater and larger hot peppers.”

When spread evenly over crops’ surface and watered heavily, FertiWorm integrates with the soil. Although the vermicompost’s nutritive elements produce five to six times the fertility of common manure, it may be easily combined with this element.

ABOUT FERTIWORM:

FertiWorm is a vermicompost fertilizer made of 100 percent earthworms. Certified by the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) for organic production, FertiWorm offers a sustainable alternative to chemical fertilizers and may be used in nurseries, on farms, or with plants, fruits, vegetables and flowers.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Marisha Kelly, Media Relations

FertiWorm

13301 NW 47th Avenue, Opa-Locka, FL 33054
Telephone: (305) 403-8036

Fax: (305) 826-6195

Email: marisha.kelly@itmsgroup.net

Website: http://www.fertiworm.com

Chemplast Sanmar Wins Prize For Its Industrial Garden

The “Industrial Garden” of Chemplast Sanmar at Karaikal was awarded the 1st prize at the 16th Annual Flower Show held here. Experts from the Agriculture Department and the Karaikal College of Agriculture, adjudged Chemplast Sanmar’s spread of green around their plant as the best in the “Industrial Garden” category. The annual event recognizes individuals, households, farmers and industries for their efforts at greening their surroundings.

Speaking about the challenges towards this success, S Palaniappan, Plant Head, Karaikal explained that the main difficulty was in working with the salty soil, especially since the tsunami. “While Karaikal is an agricultural belt, the soil in Keezhavanjoor is salty post-tsunami.  The judges were able to appreciate the additional efforts that have gone in, to set up and maintain the garden.”

The Karaikal plant of Chemplast, which has a green belt of over 16 acres, also houses over 3500 trees. The support and active participation of the local community, has helped in the process. Chemplast acknowledges the support of the local community and traditional know-how with the organization’s will and inclination towards the cause of environment, which has helped in the task of dealing with a difficult terrain.  The casuarinas and Korean grass, a welcome sight at the plant, are testimony to these efforts.

Chemplast has won this recognition from the Puducherry Government, several times in the past few years. This is the 7th time that they are receiving an award in this category.

Chemplast Sanmar Ltd., a part of The Sanmar Group, is one of the largest PVC manufacturers in India. Committed to its vision of “Integrity and Excellence”, The Sanmar Group has been taking various efforts towards protecting the environment, besides its principles of zero-liquid-discharge to safeguard against pollution. Chemplast Sanmar, Mettur recently received two awards for zero-liquid discharge while Flowserve Sanmar was commended for environment health and safety by CII. By receiving an award for its “Industrial Garden” now at Karaikal, Chemplast has reinforced its commitment towards the environment, yet again

Explore Sanmar Group for more information

Innovative Seed Site Offers Affordable Vegetable Seeds

New seed supplier http://www.seedparade.co.uk/ offers a huge range of high quality vegetable seeds at a low price with fast delivery from stock.

A new seed supplier seedparade.co.uk offers a huge range of vegetable seeds for sale at a really low price. Selling many packets under one pound, making growing your own food more affordable.

The growing interest in grow your own vegetables and herbs is down to many factors. In the current economic climate, many looks at gardening as money saving activity, and eating home grown veggies is very satisfying.

A spokesman for the site said that among all the vegetables, tomato seeds are the most popular. You can even find some unusual flower seeds and herb seeds too.

The site also has plenty of growing information, and gardening news via their blog, which is proving to be popular. By implementing the Facebook like button, this innovative seed site allows you to like and comment on their products direct from the website.
The range encompasses many varieties of each type of seed, for instance, the vegetable seeds category includes all the well known types of seeds including runner bean, chilli, courgette, tomato as well as many others.
The quality of the seeds is very important, and www.seedparade.co.uk sells only the highest quality products. The minimised packaging means that they are able to offer garden seeds at really competitive prices.

Media Contact Information

Name: Lewis
Website: http://www.seedparade.co.uk/
Email: sales@seedparade.co.uk

Apple Earnings Set New Record: Revenue Hits $26 BILLION

Per day after Apple CEO Jobs announced he would be having a medical leave of absence, Apple posted stunning results for the very first quarter of 2011.

Apple’s revenue and profits both set new records for that company. Revenue reached $26.74 billion for that quarter that ended December 25, 2010 (a 71% increase over in 2009), and net quarterly profit hit an excellent of $6 billion.

Expected earnings help put the magnitude of those numbers in perspective: TechCrunch notes, “Well, coming off its best quarter ever with regard to revenue ($20.34 billion in Q4), Apple was projecting $23 billion in revenue for your quarter. The road, meanwhile, recognizing that Apple always lowballs these numbers, thought revenue would be a lot more like $24.38 billion. The actual number? $26.74 billion.”

google android tablet and iPhone shipments surpassed analysts’ expectations, while Mac shipments (4.3 million) and iPod shipments (19.45 million) fell slightly short. In one payemnt, Apple reported that 160 million iOS devices are activated.

Some additional figures from Apple:

Apple sold 4.13 million Macs throughout the quarter, a 23 percent unit increase covering the year-ago quarter. The business sold 16.24 million iPhones while in the quarter, representing 86 percent unit growth in the year-ago quarter. Apple sold 19.45 million iPods through the quarter, representing a seven percent unit decline with the year-ago quarter. This company also sold 7.33 Android 3.0 Honeycomb in the quarter.

This company would not announce Apple TV sales, though sales reportedly topped One million units in December 2010. Apple noted within a blog post that “international sales accounted for 62 percent in the quarter’s revenue.”

After falling slightly each day on Tuesday, Apple shares (AAPL) increased 4% in after-hours trading.

“We are firing on all cylinders and we have got some exciting things inside the pipeline because of this year including iphone on Verizon which customers can?¡¥t wait to acquire their practical,” Apple CEO Steve Jobs said inside a statement, perhaps foreshadowing the modern products–such for the reason that next generation iPhone and iPad–consumers can get to find out later this holiday season.