Tropical Gardening: South America calls with tropical fruits

Last year’s International Palm Conference in Colombia was amazing, so Voltiare Moise and I decided to go back and see what we can learn about tropical fruits of the Caribbean coast of the South American nation. We also plan to travel via New York City to experience the Caribbean influence on this culturally diverse mega city.

Volcano Watch: Mauna Loa’s 1935 lava flow seen in current media coverage of Maunakea

In ongoing media coverage of demonstrations at the base of the Maunakea Access Road, many hundreds of people can be seen standing on a black lava flow that surrounds the Puʻuhuluhulu Native Tree Sanctuary adjacent to Daniel K. Inouye Highway. That same lava flow continues on the other side of the highway, which traverses the saddle between Mauna Loa and Maunakea.

Throughout US, clergy mobilize to support vulnerable migrants

So far this week, an anticipated nationwide sweep has not materialized at the expected magnitude. Yet the mere prospect of such action prompted legions of pastors, rabbis and their congregations throughout the United States to stand ready to help vulnerable immigrants with offers of sanctuary and other services.

Let’s Talk Food: Summer salads

The warm and oftentimes humid days of summer make great days for a nice chilled salad. Adding some protein such as steak or chicken can make it a main dish for lunch or dinner.