Pizzeria Microgreens Experience
Microgreens differentiate Mamma Ramona's Pizzeria from other California pizzerias.Customers can tour the area where greens are grown for the restaurant on their visits and during their dining experience.Because award winning innovator owner, Andrew Simmons and his restaurant use these microgreens in their restaurant recipes, they are considered farm-to-table.
Many customers enjoy taking the micro greens home, to eat as a replacement to junk food; or to add to their own food recipes at home or elswhere.
The restaurant can grow 1-3 crops at a time, produce up to 280 trays and net about $25 profit per tray .
Turning a Cement Empire into A Garden Oasis for Visitors
Just outside of Victoria, British Columbia, this Canadian historical landmark of 55 acres has been preserved by 5 generations.Their contribution has been to turn cement empire from a limestone quarry into a garden preserved for the public.Butchart Gardens contains over 900 varieties of plants 26 greenhouses.With 100 years of development, the gardens boast wondering pathes, exotic trees, eclectic water fountains, and specialized gardens such as a Japanese garden, Dragon garden, Italian garden and rose garden.The grounds have been expanded to include special areas for concerts, festivities, spectacular lighting for night tours, a restaurant and gift shop.
Providing Bubble Room for Whales
In Alaska, whale watching is a major tourist attraction. There are over 20 tourist boats in Juneau alone.
Humpback whales are protected by the Marine Mammal Protection Act.The federal regulation insures that whales are protected from injury, killing, hunting capturing or harassment.
Vessels cannot approach whales within 100 yards or place themselves in the whale path causing the whales to surface within 100 yards of vessel.Captains must use a radio to coordinate other boaters and take turns viewing the whales as to not disturb them.Tourist companies are requested to educate passengers in regard to these regulations.
Global Citizens Making Global Differences Through Dance
World Dance for Humanity, a non for profit was founded by Dr. Janet Reineck in Santa Barbara, California to provide funds and donations for those in need throughout the world. All monies go to local charities and international organizations in Syria, Rwanda and Ukraine. The group of dancers meet online and in person and travel together globally as part of their outreach. One such fundraiser is done before Halloween bringing together the local community and global community to dance as zombies to Michael Jackson's song "Thriller."This organization recently raised over $250,000 for Ukrainians needing school supplies, generators and clothing.