The three blocks of Waterman from Kingshighway to Union in the Central West End stand apart from the others. A roundabout, centered on a garden decorated seasonally with flowers and plants surrounding a large iron fountain, serves to slow traffic. Beautifully designed planters, brimming with canna and marigold mark street corners. These pretty tableaux are the handiwork of retired attorney Tom Brackman, who’s made it his mission to beautify this stretch of Waterman for more than 30 years. Why does he do it? Brackman says it’s out of love for the neighborhood and a personal desire to see it improved.
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Cut from the Same Cloth
“Turkey Tracks” is a 19th-century quiltmaking pattern that has the appearance of little wandering feet. Patterns like the tracks, and their traditions and myths, have been passed down through the generations, from their frontier beginnings to today, where a generation of makers has embraced the material as a means of creating something new. Olivia Jondle is one such designer. Here, she’s taken an early turkey track-pattern quilt, cut it into various shapes, and stitched the pieces together, adding calico and other fabric remnants as needed. The result is a trench coat she calls the Pale Calico Coat. Her designs are for sale at The Rusty Bolt, Jondle’s small-batch fashion company based in St. Louis. —SAMANTHA STEVENSON
वैज्ञानिक ज्ञान के माध्यम से धान की खेती
धान दुनिया के उष्णकटिबंधीय और उपोष्णकटिबंधीय क्षेत्रों का सबसे मूल्यवान खाद्यान्न है। दुनिया में 782 मीट्रिक टन के उत्पादन के साथ 167.1 मिलियन हेक्टेयर क्षेत्र में धान उगाया जाता है। दुनिया में धान उत्पादन में भारत दूसरे स्थान पर है। धान का राष्ट्रीय आच्छादन एवं उत्पादन, 44.5 मिलियन हेक्टेयर एवं 117.47 मेट्रिक टन (FAOSTAT, 2018) है।
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खेती में जल प्रबंधन जरूरी
सब सब से ज्यादा जल यानी पानी की जरूरत खेती में होती है. यही वजह है कि हमारे देश में जमीनी पानी का लैवल लगातार गिर रहा है.
Still Time To Manage Water?
The world is witnessing tit-for-tat wars at regular intervals for the control of oil fields of oil rich nations of West Asia which has shoot up oil prices in the rest of the world. Looking at the current water crisis world over, the day is not far when this scene will be enacted for control of water. Before it is too late, a better water management such as reclaiming water from sewage and industrial wastewater and conserving rainwater holds the key to tackling water scarcity.