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Ila Bonczek

Ila lives in the Garden State with her family and four chickens. She has been growing produce and perennials for 20 years, and recommends gardening for food and fun, but not for fortune.
White storks make an annual trip from Europe to Africa and back again to Europe, where they make their durable nest high above ground. This bird served to unravel the mystery of migration.
The Piercing Tale Uncovering the Mystery of Bird Migration
While bird migration is widely studied and fairly well understood today, it wasn’t always so. In fact, the phenomenon was such an enigma that wild and magical theories were taken seriously and even accepted as...
Time Goes Fast, but It Seems Even Faster
Accelerating Earth rotation is a hot topic lately, as studies have indicated that our planet has started spinning faster. A difference was discovered by scientists in the 1960s between the time kept by the atomic...
A man holds up roasted Kopi Luwak coffee seeds inside a 'Kopi Luwak' or Civet coffee farm and cafe on May 27, 2013 in Tampaksiring, Bali, Indonesia. Coffee is a source of one of the most widely used drugs in the world - caffeine.
The Caffeine Controversy: Pros and Cons of Coffee Consumption
Drinking coffee is a morning ritual for most adults. Coffee drinkers will tell you that it wakes them up and makes them more alert. While there are studies that show health benefits to this workplace...
Lotus flowers are spiritually meaningful, ancient, remarkably beautiful, and it’s surprisingly easy to grow your own.
Love Lotus Flowers? You Can Grow Them at Home
Editor's note: A special thanks to Jen Stark of Happy DIY Home for her tutorial on growing lotus flowers found here, which we learned from when writing this article. Who doesn’t love the lotus? Exquisitely...
Some of the most nutritious and delicious foods can be found on an outdoor adventure if you know what wild edibles to look for and when. Morel mushrooms can be found on south facing hillsides and logging areas.
Diet Doldrums? Take a Walk on the Wild Side: Wild Edibles Part I
Whether cooking for themselves or being cooked for, human beings tend to fall into habitual eating schemes, which, while convenient and familiar, may not be tremendously satisfying or even nutritious. If variety is the spice...
REVIV Global President and CEO Sarah Lomas uses a cell phone to demonstrate the HELIIX Health Passport at REVIV at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on April 7, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. A recent statement from the White House says that the government does not support federal vaccine passports, while it clearly supports their implementation and use in the private sector.
White House Says no Federal Vaccine Passports but Expects Corporate Use
Shortly after the White House lauded and applauded the corporate initiative for digital vaccine credentials, the Biden administration now appears to be backpeddling on its position. “The government is not now, nor will we be...
Helsinki Finland is one of five cities proposed for strict lockdown due to recent increases in COVID-19 cases. Finland lockdowns are compelling some businesses to get creative to stay open.
As Finland Lockdowns Get Stricter, Businesses Get More Creative
A new set of Finland lockdowns may be the strictest ever, as five cities, including the capital city of Helsinki, are considering tough measures in response to a rising number of coronavirus cases and hospitalizations....
Pea pots in the Nutrition Garden at MLK Elementary School in Little Rock, Arkansas. Peas and parsley make a great choice for your spring gardening
Peas and Parsley: Sowing in the Snow to Get a Jump on Spring Gardening
Whether the interest lies in food or flowers, most gardeners in a temperate climate feel the impulse to start growing as soon as the snow melts. But until the last frost date, there is a...
Shallots in a self-tie bundle. This is exactly how the shallots were sold. No plastic wrap, no plastic container - no nothing - just the shallots self-tied. Exactly as it should be! Defend your garden to obtain these hard earned results
This Spring, Make Plans Early to Defend Your Garden: Shallots
If you don’t defend your garden, it’s easy to grow an abundance of food in your own backyard — for wildlife… As spring approaches, many thoughts turn to the garden. Whether it is to secure...