EOS ECO-ENERGY TO HOST DIY RAIN BARREL WORKSHOP AUG. 8 . . . HEAVY LOADS OF POLLEN MAY SHIFT FLIGHT PLANS OF THE BUMBLEBEE . . . N.S. ELITE BEEF EXPO . . . QUESTIONS BEFORE GOING TO THE BANK . . . PLEIN AIR WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP AUGUST 7-9 . . .
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EOS ECO-ENERGY TO HOST DIY RAIN BARREL WORKSHOP AUG. 8
Source: Sackville Tribune Post
EOS Eco-Energy will host a workshop to learn all about making your own rain barrel on Saturday, Aug. 8, from 2-4 pm outside at the Dorchester Veterans Memorial Centre (formerly St. Ed’s), 4955 Main Street, Dorchester, N.B. EOS is partnering with Macx McNichol of Eco-Container Co. for this informative and entertaining workshop. (read more)
HEAVY LOADS OF POLLEN MAY SHIFT FLIGHT PLANS OF THE BUMBLEBEE
Bumblebees are important pollinators of crops and wildflowers across the U.S., and they gather heavy loads of nectar and pollen from flowers. A study published Monday shows that the type of food they carry affects how they fly. That’s because they store nectar in a special pouch inside their abdomen, while pollen gets packed into little hollows in their hind legs. When bumblebees carry a pollen load rather than a nectar load, “they are more stable, but less maneuverable in flight,” according to an online report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (read more)
N.S. ELITE BEEF EXPO
Source: N.S. Cattle Expo
The objective of the Nova Scotia Elite Beef Expo is to showcase elite beef animals of a cross-section of prominent Nova Scotia beef breeds. Secondly the show will connect beef producers with consumers to educate them on production practices and innovative food preparation. The Nova Scotia Elite Beef Expo will be part of the Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition, which runs from August 25 to 29 in Truro. The Expo will be held on August 28 and 29. (read more)
QUESTIONS BEFORE GOING TO THE BANK
Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry
Before going to the bank to talk loans, it’s important to consider the implications and ramifications. “Farming is a capital intensive business,” says Rick Dehod, farm financial specialist, Agriculture and Forestry, Edmonton. “In order to meet the goals of the business, most farms will lever their equity so that they can manage their businesses to provide their families with a reasonable standard of living. They also seek to increase their equity so that they’re better able to manage risk. It’s the use of business equity in efficient manner that’ll allow the farm business to access credit from the bank.”Dehod says there are five questions producers should be able to answer to themselves and to their business partners before seeking financing. (read more)
PLEIN AIR WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP AUGUST 7-9
Source: Harrison Lewis Centre
Last chance to sign on for a watercolor weekend with Roger Savage (www.rogersavage.ca). Participants will join Savage at the Harrison Lewis Centre Friday evening for a technical review: color theory, hands-on participant color mixing, washes, painting skies/clouds. Saturday, painting on-site with wrap-up on-site group critiques and participation. Sunday, painting on-site with wrap-up on-site group critiques and participation.
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