Friday, December 4, 2015

The History of Organic Vegetable Gardening (part 2 of 2)

It has been estimated by one university that if developing countries also practice organic vegetable gardening, they too can also double or triple their crops without wasting money on buying pesticides and fertilizes.

One thing you have to keep in mind here is that a percentage of vegetables being consumed in the US are imported from other countries.

Because organic vegetable gardening is so easy, anyone can do it. This will enable you to plant your own vegetables at home instead of buying these from the supermarket.

The key to a successful harvest using organic farming is planning. You will need the land to plant these on that has adequate sunlight and an efficient drainage system so that they are able to get water.

If you are able to figure that out, the only thing you have to worry about is what to plant because some vegetables do not well under certain conditions that could be attributed to the climate and the type of soil in the ground.

Those who know what they can and cannot plant will save themselves time and money so they can focus on what works.

The history of organic vegetable gardening has now come full circle as we are doing what the ancients have practiced long before we were born. You can do your part by buying those that are organically grown from the supermarket or planting your own.

The end result is that we eat healthy without ever thinking if these contain any chemicals that may be harmful to our bodies.

The History of Organic Vegetable Gardening (part 1 of 2)

The history of organic vegetable gardening dates back many centuries ago as the ancient civilizations relied on this livelihood and fishing to put food on the table.

Back then, nobody used fertilizers and pesticides but as the world’s increased in population, the demand for food also went up. To fill the gap, scientists decided to introduce fertilizers and chemicals to cut the harvesting time and make the vegetables bigger.

Organic vegetable gardening only made a come back in the 1980’s making an old practice new again when the US department of Agriculture  encouraged farmers to do it by giving them incentives. This made more farmers join the bandwagon which is also being done in Europe.

But organic vegetable gardening is not just eliminating the use of fertilizers and pesticides. Farmers will have to use other means to make crop grows such as compost, crop residue, crop rotation, integrated pest management and mechanical cultivation in order to preserve soil productivity and combat pests.

The  International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements is the regulator these days that tells farmers across the globe how this should be done. Their recommendations help crops grow in 75 million acres of land across the globe.

Their strategy is focused on sustainable development so that the land used today can only be used by the next generation as we have left for them a healthy ecosystem.

Organic vegetable gardening has proven to be effective because since its inception in 1980. To prove this point, one study has pointed out that the amount of corn and soybeans produced using this method was almost the same compared to those who used fertilizers and pesticides. The best part is that this was achieved without using that much energy and without the risk of having harmful chemicals enter our bodies.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Mineral Makeup Products (part 2 of 2)

But what makes mineral makeup different and better than traditional cosmetics? The big difference is simply the fact that these products are made from natural ingredients which does not support bacteria. These products also allow your pores to breathe, provide you comfort from irritated skin, sun protection and are water resistant.

If you are concerned about the safety of these products, don’t worry because these have been sensitivity tested. These are also environment friendly and for you animal activists out there, you will be happy to know that these were never tested on animals.

These also come in different shades so you are sure to find something you like and still provide with maximum coverage that feels and looks natural.

Mineral makeup products are not only good for people who have skin disorders or sensitive skin. It can also be used for pregnant women who still want to look good before and after they give birth because the powder that is absorbed by the skin will not have harmful effects on the baby.

So if you want something that is clean and affordable, don’t second guess and just for mineral makeup products. There are different brands right now that offer it so compare them first before buying it which is available in retail stores, in the department store or online.

Once you have found the one that is right for your skin, stick to it so your skin will look radiant wherever you go. You will only be able to know that through a little trial and error so don’t give up because that is the price you pay if you want to look beautiful.

Mineral Makeup Products (part 1 of 2)

Mineral makeup products are all natural which means it does not use anything artificial. It is like eating organic food that is grown without the use of pesticides.

These products are all finely are milled, powdered and made pure before the finished product is made. These are also mixed with a few inorganic pigments so you can choose from the many different colors which you will apply to your skin. It is recommended for people who have skin problems so take a look at these products.

First, you have blush or bronzers that will add a natural glow to your complexion. These items are hypoallergenic and long lasting. These should only be applied in small amounts and you can even use this on your lips and nails. Application should be done using cotton, fan brush or powder brush.

Next you have eye shadow which comes in different colors. The best thing about it is that this can be applied dry or wet. Don’t forget to use an eye shadow brush made of natural bristles when you are applying it.

Women must always use foundation and mineral makeup’s version is good because it does not clog your pores and is non-drying. It will also give you protection from the sun and cover up any skin imperfections.

Want to look good when at a party? Then try out mineral makeup’s body shimmers. You can apply this using the same tools used for blush or bronzers. This can even be used for your chest, shoulders and back.

In addition, there are also face colors and high lighters, eye liners, mascaras as well as lip products.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

The Golfer’s Paradise: World-Class Kauai Golf Destinations (part 2 of 2)

There are 18 championship holes over 210 oceanfront acres including 85 bunkers, changing tradewinds and 5 water hazards. You get to see over 30 acres of tropical flora and fauna as well plus other natural attractions like the rare nene gees, monk seals, humpback whales and historical sites. There are a number of heiau, stone walls made by hand and other cultural treasures dating back to the 1500s.

Only the highest level of service is offered at Poipu Bay Golf Course. Upon arriving, you will receive the traditional aloha welcome plus a chilled citrus-scented towel. The staff is friendly and very helpful all the time. Golf carts come with state-of-the-art GPS showing hole and green layouts.

There are also included rules and tips and other options that track your ball and monitor your gameplay for optimum performance. The clubhouse has a 21,000 square foot area with golf shop, locker rooms, lounge, club storage and restaurant.

Golf at Its Best

Princeville Golf Club on 5520 Ka Haku Road, Princeville was rated as the #1 course in the state of Hawaii and was awarded 5 stars by Golf Digest readers. Princeville at Hanalei has 2 world-class championship golf courses namely Prince Golf Course and Makai Golf Course that total 45 holes. The course was designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. to improve the natural beauty of the island’s north shore whole providing the right challenge to different skilled golfers.

Kauai golf continues to reap awards and acclaims from these two courses such as one of the best resort golf courses in America, one of the most modern courses in the U.S. and one of the greatest courses in Hawaii and America.

You get to experience the ultimate tropical setting with a view of Hanalei Bay, the N Pali Coast and the Pacific Ocean.

The Golfer’s Paradise: World-Class Kauai Golf Destinations (part 1 of 2)

Kauai golf courses are among the top-rated worldwide which is why thousands of individuals regardless of level want to experience the whole-new challenges and magnificent sceneries awaiting them in this side of the Pacific. This is the place where champions play as well as where beginners learn and hone their skills. Although there are so many courses available in Hawaii, find out which ones are the best.

Classic Layouts

Kiahuna Golf Club is located at 2545 Kiahuna Plantation Drive, Koloa and was designed by the famous golf course architect Robert Trent Jones II. The architect defines the golf course as a sporting challenge with unique holes that seem to be a quite a puzzle for players to solve. You can’t expect to play the same game twice in Kiahuna Golf Club and every turn continues to stay interesting each time. Jones tried to maintain ancient remnants to properly identify and define the Hawaiian culture.

The course measures about 6,925 yards from the championship tees to a par 70 with a slope of 134 and a rating of 73.5. There are adequate water hazards, trade winds and bunkers that challenge you in every type of shot. The 18-hole course was recently renovated and features great values and facilities as well. This is the perfect place to relax and enjoy regardless of how serious you are with the game.

Poipu Bay Golf Course on 2250 Ainako Street, Koloa was designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. and is considered by several experts as the best golf course in the Pacific. It has been the site of several major PGA events such as the annual PGA Grand Slam of Golf since 1994. The course is situated between ocean cliffs and mounts on the south shore of Kauai.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Themes for Kids Birthday Parties (part 2 of 2)

4. Pick a theme that would suit your kid's personality. As a parent, you somehow know what your child's personality is like. To make sure that he or she will enjoy the party, choose a theme that will tell about his or her individuality. In this way, you are also introducing your child's personality to the community he or she belongs.

5. Make sure that the theme of the party is appropriate for the child's age and gender. This is very important because it will ensure that the child would enjoy the party. To avoid him or her feel awkward, make sure that the theme is suited for his or her age as well to the gender.

For boys, the most common themes being used include a "Sports party" where younger boys can incorporate their favorite spots in the activities, the "Pirate party" where little boys can act like pirates in a pirate ship inspired venue, and a "Farm party" where boys can experience how it is like to live in farm by preparing foods and decorating the venue like a real farm.

For little girls, the most popular theme would be the "Princess party" where the celebrator is dressed like an olden day princess and the venue is decorated like a castle, "Pop star party" where younger girls can imitate and dress up like their favorite pop stars, or an "Arts and Crafts party" where older girls can enjoy making crafts as part of the activities during the kids birthday party.