New Orleans, LA: Art & Music & Sights in the Big Easy

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We recently took a trip to The Big Easy; New Orleans, LA. While I’ve been to this bustling city as a child, there was no way to prepare myself for the fun, excitement and good times that keep on rolling in this high-energy metropolis. A city with a rich history and checkered background, today it’s a huge cultural hub where those who like to party, learn about history or explore a unique area that people visit in droves. Continue reading

Aquaponics Spotlight: Pest Control

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Aquaponic systems bring many aspects of life to flourish around it. Plants grow better, fish get a nice healthy environment to live in and healthy bacteria populations explode as they scrub out the water. One problem that may arise is when too much life is brought in for your area.

When little bugs or pests start bouncing around your system it is best to combat them as swiftly and safely as possible. This is especially important if they system is in a highly trafficked area, such as a kitchen, office or work space. Here are some suggestions on how to handle the incoming invasion. Continue reading

Cover the Earth in Plants: Part 2

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Previously we started to list many of the ways plants benefit us. Planting more around your space will enhance your life. Here are a few more reasons to cover the Earth in plants:

Improve water quality- Plants absorb excess nutrients and chemicals as they head toward the nearest body of water. The more plants, the more nutrients are naturally used up by the plants and avoid contaminating the water. Continue reading