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Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space by Carl Sagan

“Look again at that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every "superstar," every "supreme leader," every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there-on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam. The Earth is a very small stage...

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Whole Foods Market Earth Bash 2014

We had fun at Whole Foods Market Lamar 's Earth Bash. Thank you to all who stopped by.  We accompanied by  Agua Dulce Farms and Back to the Roots Home Aquaponics Kit.  k   We met Jack Wait of Aqua Dulce, the main farmer at his organic vegetable/fresh fish aqua farm in South Austin.  If you've eaten at Lenoir, Qui, Kome or Uchiko in awhile, you've probably already had a taste.  To get a taste at home, look for the Back to the Roots Aquaponics kit for your own kitchen, found at Whole Foods! Also, I heard his vegetal is in the works of being available at Whole Foods too, so look forward to that (It really takes awhile). Jack...

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The Wardian Case: History of the Terrarium

Credit goes to Dr. Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward (1791–1868), of London, for accidentally discovering plants under glass. Of course, the term of the time was Wardian Case, named after Dr. Ward, himself. Doesn't that give you hope? Bontanist Dr.Ward aimed at moth cocoons and discovered something incredibly new. This discovery led to the carryon of many different species of plants throughout the world. Question is, did the plants do this on purpose? Because it sure did take them to a new level of mobility! Read more at Botany of Desire by Michael Pollan.

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