The Urban Farmer

“If there was only one tree like that in the world, you would think it was beautiful. But because there are so many, you just can't see how beautiful it really is.” -Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn A large city can be a world filled with tall buildings…

Down By the Sea

"Some beach somewhere, there's a big umbrella casting shade over an empty chair. Palm trees are growing, warm breezes blowing. I picture myself there, some beach somewhere."  -Anonymous The breezy salty air of the beach allows for refuge and relaxation from the outside world of our lives.  It seems to…

The Tourism Dilemma

“One’s destination is never a place, but always a new way of seeing things.” - Henry Miller Eco-tourism is defined by the World Conservation Union as “Environmentally responsible travel to natural areas, in order to enjoy and appreciate nature that promotes conservation, have a low visitor impact and provide for…

The Perils of Palm Oil

Palm Oil is a type of edible vegetable oil that is derived from the palm fruit that originated from West Africa and the use of it in the international market expanded significantly as a result of the British Industrial Revolution. Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand are the top three countries that…