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Spreading Light in the Darkness with Can-orah
Jews across the world combine spirituality and charitable lessons. The Can-orah campaign for Chanukah is a menoah made from  donated food cans.  It takes typically 770 cans as a goal to create a great menorah. The message in Chanukah is to fight the darkness of despair with light . Kids and adults spread the light by feeding the hungry. The cans gets erected and participants are happy to see their pile of cans grow. Menorah’s usually get as tall as 5 feet. The food is sent  to warehouses and then donated to families in crisis.
28 November 2021 by April Chepovs...

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Celebrating Wine With Light
Light Tow­ers is a sensational and stunning new exhib­it at Sen­so­rio in Central Coast, California combining tourism with agriculture. The light towers were cre­at­ed by inter­na­tion­al­ly acclaimed artist Bruce Munro to cel­e­brate Paso Rob­les’ exten­sive wine coun­try envi­rons. These breathtaking and magnificent  col­or­ful 6‑foot-tall tow­ers are  com­posed of more than 17,000 wine bot­tles, illu­mi­nat­ed with glow­ing optic fibers whose col­ors morph to a mov­ing musi­cal score.
15 November 2021 by April Chepovs...

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Deck the Halls With Plantable Wrapping Paper
Plantable wrapping paper eliminates gift wrap waste. BEAF, a UK innovation agency literally seeds Eden's Paper that grow vegetables, fruits and herbs and flowers. The  Eden brand is currently offering the paper in nine varieties: Sunflowers, English Wildflowers, Onions, Carrots, Tomatoes, Beetroot, Bell Peppers, Gem Lettuce and Broccoli. The gift wrap looks as good as it tastes.
14 November 2021 by April Chepovs...

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Urban Ranching: Turning Mushrooms into "Meati" proteins
Want a protein that looks like cuts of steak or chicken but is actually made from the root portion of mushrooms?  When developed at scale, Meati, a Boulder start-up  that recently won $50 million in funding says its plants will produce the equivalent of 4,500 cows every 24 hours and use less than one percent of the water and land required for traditional animal meat production, according to a news release from the company. Meati  dubbed the “Urban Ranch,” will have the capacity to produce millions of pounds of Meati that will feed populations potentially across the globe.
7 November 2021 by April Chepovs...

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The Safest Way to Get Scared in Washington State
A Stocker Farm owner in Washington State found a way to deal with the pandemic by creatively offering a Halloween attraction drive-thru.Entertaining and freakishly filled horror moments can be found on farms like this one called "Stalker Farm"  around Halloween that helps with social distancing in lieu of the typical haunted house attraction.Use of professional actors, make up artists, original story lines and scenes, Stalker Farm drops you in the middle of a horror movie as you drive through it. This idea is taking off on many farms across the United States to create agri-tourism.
23 October 2021 by April Chepovs...

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Robotic Delivery of Food on Campuses
Robots are being used on campuses in the United States.  Parcels, food delivery and groceries can be taken by 100 pound robots owned by Starship. They are used at a variety of stores to deliver in places like UCLA where I recently visited and have been increasingly used on campuses throughout the U.S.A. They operate at a fraction of the cost of normal delivery . The items are delivered at the time the customer requests by way of a mobile app.They navigate around people and objects.The robots are electrically powered so they are green and clean.
21 October 2021 by April Chepovs...