Plants can help improve our mood and attention. Research
from Li and Sullivan in 2016 found that students in high school will
perform better in tests if they can see greenery outside, compared to
those who can see other buildings. They found that student’s attention
increased by 13% when they had a green view. They also found that it students with a green view recovered better from stress. Li
and Sullivan believe that when we focus on a task, we ward off other
distractions in our environment. This causes fatigue and is mentally
draining. But if we no longer focus, then our brain has a chance to rest
and refocus. Looking at a green view means we are restoring our mental
energy. The research suggests that school planners should try to ensure that there is more greenery around schools and colleges.
When bees collect pollen and nectar from flowers and bring it back to
the hive – some of it is converted into honey but the rest is converted
into beeswax. Bees build their combs from beeswax so they need it in
order to survive.
Once you see white cappings in the hive
covering the hexagonal shaped cells, it means that the honey is ready
for extraction. It is the cappings which are situated on both sides of
the cells that make up the beeswax.
The best time to grow vegetables is when it is warm; but the only
down side to this is warm weather also favours pests
Variable weather (eg. storms, floods, drought, wind), combined with warmth can add even more to the headaches.
Gardeners can take three steps to avoid problems with their spring vegetables -read on and find out.
Staff at ACS are busy developing a whole lot more 20 hour short courses.
These are a whole new way of learning launched at the start of 2016.
ACS Distance Education