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(BPT) - Whether you’re motivated by a workplace initiative, a personal goal or the opportunity to teach your children lifelong positive habits, now is a great time to become more environmentally friendly. Earth Day is April 22, but there’s still plenty of time to develop eco-friendly habits before the big day arrives.
(BPT) - The start of the spring semester in the classroom is a great time for teachers to refresh the room so all learning goals can be accomplished before the end of the year. Sometimes a refresh involves disinfecting everything to help students stay healthy. Perhaps this year's refresh even involves incorporating some new decor and bright colors. This semester, help your students stay energized all spring long, right up until the final bell rings for summer break:
(StatePoint) It’s all too easy to feel out of touch with nature. But whether you live in an urban or rural setting, near a stand of woods or in the forest, there are trees near you that can help you feel connected to the outdoors. And getting involved with protecting your state’s woods is easy if you know how.
(BPT) - Giving your home a stylish update can sometimes seem like a daunting and expensive task. But, it's actually easier than ever with the right mindset and design inspiration. Everyday items can easily be up-cycled while a couple of inexpensive projects can be completed for a quick style revamp of your space on almost any budget. Follow these tips to freshen up your home from the outside in and you'll be amazed at the impact.
Vines, any vines, are great in the landscape. Three reasons. First, vines need little root space to flourish, thus they can fit in even the smallest yard. Second, many vines have beautiful flowers, and the bloom period can last for months, offering an opportunity to fill your yard with color. Third, and in my book best of all, vines produce food, fiber, and other usable products (grapes for wine, hops for beer, I could go on). Tops on my vine list for this area, with trouble-free growth, ample fruit production, and amazing blooms for months, not to mention butterflies galore - passion vine, or Passiflora.
ARCHERY DEMO DAY
Arbor Day is celebrated in Arizona on the last Friday in April. Arbor Day is not a national holiday, but was decided on a state-by-state basis. Sadly, the State Legislature picked the date without asking us folks that work with plants. In most of Arizona, one should ideally plant trees in autumn or in January, so they can become well-established with a healthy widespread root system before the searing summer heat.
Husband and wife Joe Imhoff and Sara Tekula, from Hawaii, are traveling the country with goal of planting at least one indigenous tree in each state of the U.S. Last week, they made a stop in Northwest Tucson to mark a significant event.
Astronaut to speak before chamber May 27
Arbor Day is celebrated in Arizona on the last Friday in April.
February is a wonderful month in the Old Pueblo. The ponies are running at the Rillito Racetrack (tons of fun), the Gem, Mineral, Fossil and Bead show is all over town (literally tons of fun), The Rodeo Parade marches through (unique fun), and the Rodeo itself happens (those bulls weigh a ton or so), plus, if you really miss snow, you can head up the Catalina Mountains to Mount Lemmon.
Upcoming arts, entertainment and cultural events.