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August 26, 2016

Watermelon Plant Breaks World Record by Producing 131 Fruits in a Single Harvest

The watermelons you buy from grocery stores are typically plucked from vines which produce only 2-4 fruits. However, an extraordinary super-plant in Xinzheng, Hunan Province, China has just yielded an incredible 131 watermelons! Stemming from a centralized root, the fruits branch out and form a family circle. While the amount of fruits itself is impressive, equally so are the fruits’ sizes and weights.

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June 7, 2016

San Francisco To Build Innovative Farm School Teaching Kids How to Grow Their Own Food

San Francisco’s Golden Bridges School cultivates kids’ personal growth while tending to the earth at the same time. On a concealed lot at 203 Cotter Street in the heart of the city’s Mission Terrace neighborhood, the school uses a progressive Waldorf Education curriculum to teach children practical skills like farming and cooking hand-in-hand with moral and social values, always emphasizing the human connection to the environment.

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May 25, 2016

Farming Kindergarten Educates Preschool Children While Growing Vegetables on the Roof

If you plant the seed of environmental awareness into a child’s mind early on, there’s better hope that it will take hold, sprout, and grow. This is why a prototype of sustainable, educational space designed by Vo Trong Nghia Architects is so absolutely fantastic. The recently completed Farming Kindergarten comes complete with a green roof, safe outdoor playground, and interactive energy-saving features to help educate the young students on the importance of protecting our green earth.

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May 3, 2016

Misty Copeland Gets Her Own Barbie, Empowers a Generation with Hope

Barbie wears ballet slippers and bright red tulle in this new doll design–but that’s hardly the boldest thing about her. The fiery feminine figure is modeled after Misty Copeland, the first black female principal dancer of the prestigious American Ballet Theater. Copeland collaborated directly with Barbie to create the purchasable mini-me, which challenges the white, blonde stereotype of the classic toy.

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