In his book The Hidden Life of Trees, forester and author Peter Wohlleben invites to consider the idea that ‘trees experience pain and have memories, and that tree parents live together with their children’. In short, trees are social beings. They are some of the biggest living organisms on our
You wouldn’t think it but the world of veggies can be quite political! By now you must’ve heard the debate about whether tomatoes are fruits or vegetables. (Spoiler: They’re actually fruits but they’ll always be honorary vegetables to most of us!) But have you heard that bananas are actually more
In the 1850s, potato blight infected the potato crop throughout Europe, but it was especially felt in Ireland. The destroyed harvest cause a great hunger, a famine that is forever embedded in history as ‘The Irish Potato Famine.’ It is believed that during this time, over one million people died
Did you know that trees can either be male or female? That’s right. Trees can either be monoecious, meaning they have both male and female flowers and can reproduce on their own, or dioecious, meaning that each tree is either male or female. In that case they rely on another
In the avian world, most males perform elaborate courtship dances and displays to attract a mate. A male peacock spreads his extravagant tail feathers and rattles them. Female peafowl have a crest of feathers on their heads that allows them to sense this rattling and respond to the mating call.
There are many different types of herbs that are used mainly either for culinary use or medicinal purposes. Their spicy and woody aromas make them great additions to all food groups including meats, fresh vegetables, juices and even cocktails. Many herbs are known to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and