first_imgThis sermon was delivered by Rev. Zelda Kennedy, Senior Associate, Pastoral Care & Spiritual Growth, All Saints Church, Pasadena on Sunday July 8, 2012.  A native of the Bahamas, The Reverend Zelda Kennedy currently resides in Pasadena, California, and works as a Senior Associate for Pastoral Care and Spiritual Growth at All Saints Church in Pasadena. Zelda relocated to Pasadena from Charlotte, North Carolina, where she served as an Assistant Priest at Saint Patrick’s Church in Mooresville, North Carolina. She worked as a chaplain at Griffin Hospital in Derby Connecticut, as well as an intern at Saint Bartholomew Episcopal Church in Pittsboro, North Carolina and at Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church in New Haven – New Haven’s oldest Black Episcopal congregation.Zelda is a graduate of Yale Divinity School and Berkeley Seminary, where she received a Masters of Divinity degree. During her time at Yale, Zelda served as Chapel Minister for Ecumenical Services for the Divinity School, Head House Resident at Berkeley, Coordinator of the Parks-King Lecture – in honor of Rosa Parks and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Coordinator of Seminarians Interacting, Chair of Organization of Black Episcopal Seminarians and Research Assistant in the office Black Theology. She attended Fisk University for two years and received her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.All Saints Church, 132 N. Euclid Avenue, Pasadena, (626) 796-1172 or visit Sermons and Lessons Video: Take Nothing for the Journey Delivered by Rev. Zelda Kennedy, All Saints Church, Pasadena Published on Monday, July 16, 2012 | 3:48 pm EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribe More Cool Stuff Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News HerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a commentcenter_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 7 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

17 Jan / 2021

6 Green gardening

first_imgVolume XXXIIINumber 1Page 6 By Matthew ChappellUniversity of Georgia It may not top the list of our state’s historic dates, but many gardeners in north Georgia will remember Sept. 28, 2007, for years. It is the date the Georgia Department of Environmental Protection instituted an outdoor watering ban. In 61 Georgia counties this was many gardeners’ equivalent to D-day, the ‘D’ spelling a slow death for landscape plants and turf. But should we continue to twiddle our thumbs waiting for the day when we can water again?The answer is a resounding no. You can continue to garden. In doing so, you can also prepare your garden for the next drought, whenever it occurs. This drought has taught us a valuable lesson, one to remember once the rain begins to fall and drought restrictions are lifted. We as gardeners are stewards of our small plot of earth. We should work to better that environment while using as little water as possible.You may be asking yourself, how does one conserve water when plants require water to survive? The answer is to use good gardening practices. These will be different for each gardener, depending on soil, terrain, location in the state and rainfall. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension horticulturalists Gary Wade and Robert Westerfield have identified 10 good gardening practices you can use in your landscape to reduce and, in some cases, eliminate the need for irrigation. 1. Plant trees, shrubs and herbaceous perennials in the fall and winter. While the top of a plant shuts down for winter, the roots continue to grow. Because a plant installed during cooler temperatures has time to develop a strong root system, it will be less stressed the following summer.2. Prepare your location properly. Till the soil 8-12 inches deep. Add soil amendments like cow manure to allow easier root development and fewer soil-related problems. 3. Add slow release fertilizerto the planting hole instead granular general-purpose fertilizers. These products can dehydrate the plant’s roots.4. Install annuals such as geraniums, impatiens, lantana and marigolds in well-amended, raised beds. They will be healthier and more water efficient. 5. Place 3-5 inches of mulch on the soil surface after planting. This will help conserve moisture, maintain uniform soil temperature and prevent weeds. Fine-textured mulches such as pine straw, pine bark mini-nuggets or shredded hardwood prevent evaporative water loss better than coarse-textured mulches. Do not pile mulch deeply against a plant’s trunk.6. Water only when plants need it. An abnormal gray-green color or obvious wilting are good indicators a plant needs moisture. Watering only when plants truly require it will help plants develop a deep, strong root system and survive during drier periods.7. Irrigate at night or early in the morning to conserve moisture and avoid evaporation.8. Test your soil to determine your garden’s fertilization requirements. Proper nutrition enables plants to better use available water and conserve it during dry periods. 9. Fertilize properly. Slow release fertilizers are more cost efficient, decrease the chance of root burn and allow the plant a season’s source of nutrition. Excess nitrogen or high nitrate fertilizers cause rapid growth and an increased demand for water. Avoid fertilizing during periods of limited rainfall or high temperatures, which can cause root burn and other damage on drought-stressed plants.10. Cut annual and perennial flowers back several inches to reduce moisture loss during times of severe drought.The above examples are a few ways you can implement simple and low cost measures to conserve water in your landscape. I challenge you to sit down and list of ways you currently conserve water in your landscape and what you can do in the future to conserve even more. You will find that it will lead to lower water bills and healthier, happier plants.last_img read more

first_imgRadio NZ News 20 December 2018Family First Comment: Seven times the number actually reported! “The survey suggested there were just under 1.8 million criminal offences in the past 12 months – that compares to about 256,000 reported to the police. The most common crime was burglary followed by harrassment, threatening behaviour and fraud.”The country’s first crime and victims survey suggests almost two million crimes were committed last year, about seven times the number reported to police.The Justice Ministry spoke to more than 8000 people for the project in an attempt to get to grips with the true volume and nature of crime in this country.It found less than a quarter were willing to make a complaint.People were asked if they’d been victims over the past 12 months, and 71 percent said they had not.Of those who said they had been victims of crime, Māori and young people aged 20-29 made up the biggest numbers, while those over 65 were least likely to be affected.But most wouldn’t bother going to the police.Justice Ministry head of research James Swindells said that was due to a number of reasons, including people not realising a crime had been committed against them.He said recent immigrants may also be reluctant to report what had happened because their experience with the police in their own country had not been a good one.The survey suggested there were just under 1.8 million criminal offences in the past 12 months – that compares to about 256,000 reported to the police.READ MORE: read more