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    Gotham Greens is a business focused on urban greenhouses. They not only run, but design and build large scale facilities for fresh, local vegetables. Their headquarters has been in Brooklyn, New York since their start in 2008. They earned the title for the first commercial-size hydroponic greenhouse on a rooftop after harvesting their first sellable product in 2011. To get an idea of commercial size; Gotham Greens produces an average of 100 tons of produce picked annually (Puri). The 15,000 square foot hydroponic farm is located on a rooftop of a two story bowling alley. Their facility is a year-round operation, with a beginning focus on quality leafy vegetables. Currently, but expanding quickly, they have thirty employees in New York. With the two co-founders Eric Haley and Viraj Puri leading the organization. Viraj is CEO, Eric is CFO, and their first employee, Jennifer Frymark, is chief agriculture officer. Gotham Greens began with a $400,000 grant from New York Energy Research and Development (Puri). The start up cost of two million dollars was offset by other grants and investors. Finding investors was easy, dealing with zoning regulations was not. Some cities have tried to amend zoning ordinances and have lessened regulations to bring food production back to the urban environment. However, Gotham Greens stated it took them two years to work around zoning regulations! Transforming cities into an eco-friendly environment is the main goal of businesses like Gotham…

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    Cereal And Caryopses

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    Cereal is a name derived from the Roman goddess, Ceres, meaning “to create” (Brown, 2015). The word cereal refers to all types of grains. Gramineae, are cereal grain seeds relative to the grass family. The grain kernel, or berry, is called the caryopsis; which is the edible part of the plant. Caryopses are individual kernels or grains found in all grasses (Brown, 2015). Each caryopsis contains a husk, bran, endosperm, and germ. A husk, also known as the chaff, is the protective outer layer of a…

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    Hard Work Teaches. “Let's go!” We’re starting the job. There is the constant smell of cut grass. It's one of those smells that you never get used to. It is always haunting and can smell either good or bad. If it's fresh, cut grass will smell satisfying, but if it's old and stagnant, then the smell can be so overpowering and abusive to the point where it makes you want to throw up. However, your average person doesn't always have to deal with this struggle. I've grown up as a…

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    Shopping At Value X Essay

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    Sahijpreet Read the following passage and use it to respond to the prompt. (15 points) Shopping at Value X While many people recognize the benefits of shopping at discount stores, there is one store that seems to offer the best shopping experience: Value X. Value X provides great prices on high-quality products, excellent customer service, and extra perks for frequent shoppers. Customers can purchase items they can trust at Value X. From clothes to household needs, such as towels and small…

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    Seldom in my night dreams do I discern any real relation to my daily, waking life. So I am surprised that my final waking this morning came as a result of a poetry dream, of all things. There I was, walking along a sidewalk and I came upon that part of a front yard where the house stands close enough to the street that the front yard is narrow, in this case maybe just 15 feet from sidewalk to structure. Pine trees provided some shade with one in particular that offered a wide swath of shade…

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    Lawn Fertilization in Virginia – Summery Publication number 430-011. This article available as PDF format as well as web base information. Specifically Virginia soil and environmental conditions. The objective of this bulletin to provide effective fertilization to laws in an environmentally sound manner. The bulletin has following main topics 1. Selecting a fertilizer 2. Season of Application - When to apply 3. Factors Affecting Nutrient Management 4. How Much Fertilizer to Apply Per 1000…

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    Mow A Lawn Essay

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    How do you mow a lawn? Anyone new can experience that mowing your lawn is more than just getting a lawn mower and cutting a patch a grass. They are multiple ways to mow a lawn and where you live is going to be a big factor on how you mow your lawn. Mowing your lawn is crucial and with these steps you will be able to tell when to mow your lawn, what tips you should know and what equipment you will need. Knowing how to tell and when to mow your lawn is key to this simple but yet essential task.…

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    Symbol Example from story Importance Act 1: Nature “Look like the innocent flower, but be the serpent under it.”- Lady Macbeth (Act 1 scene 5 line 72-73) “The air nimbly and sweetly recommends itself unto our gentle sense.” - King Duncan (Act 1, Scene 6, Line 1-2) “... heaven’s breath smells wooingly here.” - Banquo (Act 1, Scene 6, Line 6-7) All of these lines compare Macbeth to something in nature. Lady Macbeth’s line says that Macbeth needs to look like a flower but really be a snake deep…

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    Teff is the smallest grain in the world, it is ancient to Ethiopia and is used to make the Ethiopian staple Injera. Located in the eastern sub-Sahara region of Africa, with its unique cultural heritage and ancient culture, Ethiopia is one of the most beautiful countries around the globe. Unfortunately, in the past 30 years Ethiopia had been famous for drought and famine that killed thousands of its citizens. Many Ethiopian’s depend on foreign food aid due to the periodic drought they experience.…

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    chitinases are endochitinases, which cut randomly inside the polymer where exochitinases cut at the non-reducing end of the chitin chain (Kasprzewska 2003). Many plant exochitinases also have lysozyme activity, hydrolyzing the β-1,4 linkages between N-acetylglucosamine and N-acetylmuramic acid residues in peptidoglycan of bacteria (Collinge et al. 2008). Arguably, whether such bifunctional enzymes are classified as lysozyme or chitinase depends on the ratio of lysozyme to chitinase activity…

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