The Power of a Plant

Author: Stephen Ritz

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: 1623368650

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 596

In The Power of a Plant, globally acclaimed teacher and self-proclaimed CEO (Chief Eternal Optimist) Stephen Ritz shows you how, in one of the nation’s poorest communities, his students thrive in school and in life by growing, cooking, eating, and sharing the bounty of their green classroom. What if we taught students that they have as much potential as a seed? That in the right conditions, they can grow into something great? These are the questions that Stephen Ritz—who became a teacher more than 30 years ago—sought to answer in 2004 in a South Bronx high school plagued by rampant crime and a dismal graduation rate. After what can only be defined as a cosmic experience when a flower broke up a fight in his classroom, he saw a way to start tackling his school’s problems: plants. He flipped his curriculum to integrate gardening as an entry point for all learning and inadvertently created an international phenomenon. As Ritz likes to say, “Fifty thousand pounds of vegetables later, my favorite crop is organically grown citizens who are growing and eating themselves into good health and amazing opportunities.” The Power of a Plant tells the story of a green teacher from the Bronx who let one idea germinate into a movement and changed his students’ lives by learning alongside them. Since greening his curriculum, Ritz has seen near-perfect attendance and graduation rates, dramatically increased passing rates on state exams, and behavioral incidents slashed in half. In the poorest congressional district in America, he has helped create 2,200 local jobs and built farms and gardens while changing landscapes and mindsets for residents, students, and colleagues. Along the way, Ritz lost more than 100 pounds by eating the food that he and his students grow in school. The Power of a Plant is his story of hope, resilience, regeneration, and optimism.

The Power of a Plant

These are the questions that Stephen Ritz―who became a teacher more than 30 years ago―sought to answer in 2004 in a South Bronx high school plagued by rampant crime and a dismal graduation rate.

Author: Stephen Ritz

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 1623368642

Category: Education

Page: 304

View: 328

In The Power of a Plant, globally acclaimed teacher and self-proclaimed CEO (Chief Eternal Optimist) Stephen Ritz shows you how, in one of the nation’s poorest communities, his students thrive in school and in life by growing, cooking, eating, and sharing the bounty of their green classroom. What if we taught students that they have as much potential as a seed? That in the right conditions, they can grow into something great? These are the questions that Stephen Ritz―who became a teacher more than 30 years ago―sought to answer in 2004 in a South Bronx high school plagued by rampant crime and a dismal graduation rate. After what can only be defined as a cosmic experience when a flower broke up a fight in his classroom, he saw a way to start tackling his school’s problems: plants. He flipped his curriculum to integrate gardening as an entry point for all learning and inadvertently created an international phenomenon. As Ritz likes to say, “Fifty thousand pounds of vegetables later, my favorite crop is organically grown citizens who are growing and eating themselves into good health and amazing opportunities.” The Power of a Plant tells the story of a green teacher from the Bronx who let one idea germinate into a movement and changed his students’ lives by learning alongside them. Since greening his curriculum, Ritz has seen near-perfect attendance and graduation rates, dramatically increased passing rates on state exams, and behavioral incidents slashed in half. In the poorest congressional district in America, he has helped create 2,200 local jobs and built farms and gardens while changing landscapes and mindsets for residents, students, and colleagues. Along the way, Ritz lost more than 100 pounds by eating the food that he and his students grow in school. The Power of a Plant is his story of hope, resilience, regeneration, and optimism.

A Druid s Handbook to the Spiritual Power of Plants

Other herbal traditions would have it that the physical effect of each plant's active
ingredients—by which they mean their ... The intensity of the power of these
complexes and incenses and the immense potency of the combination of
complex ...

Author: Jon G. Hughes

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1620552663

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 320

View: 437

A practical guide to creating plant extracts, essences, and complexes for use in Druidic sex magic rituals • Explores the identification, harvesting, and magical properties of more than 70 flowers and trees • Details the careful and meticulous spagyric preparation of plant extracts and complexes • Demonstrates how plant compounds are used in Druidic sex magic rituals by both couples and groups In this practical guide to Druidic plant magic, Jon G. Hughes reveals the gentle alchemy of converting plant essences into potent compounds for working sex magic rituals. Examining the identification, harvesting, and magical properties of more than 70 flowers and trees, he details the careful and meticulous spagyric preparation of plant extracts and complexes as well as the process of obtaining or creating suitable alcoholic spirits for the base of these preparations. He includes instructions to make all necessary tools and explores how to prepare yourself to work with plant essences and properly use the magical compounds you create. Hughes explains how to release the energies, healing attributes, and magical capacities of flowers and trees through the respectful seduction of a plant’s virtue and the 3-step spagyric process of separation, purification, and reunification. He shows how the spagyric process maximizes the power of the acquired essence in preparation for its use in magical ritual. Detailing Druidic sex rituals for both a couple and a group, Hughes demonstrates how plant compounds are used in specific magical rituals and practices as well as the role of the plant complex in sexual potency. Exploring the underlying accord between alchemy and Druidic practices, Hughes provides a valuable manual for anyone wishing to harness the magical potential of plant energy.

The Power of Movement in Plants

Some young leaves of about the same age on a plant of this Petunia, which had
been laid horizontally, and on another plant which was left upright, both being
kept in complete darkness, diverged in the same manner for 48 h., and
apparently ...

Author: Charles Darwin

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3864034132

Category:

Page: 606

View: 698

This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide. At tredition we believe that a great book never goes out of style. Several mostly non-profit literature projects provide content to tredition. To support their good work, tredition donates a portion of the proceeds from each sold copy. As a reader of a TREDITION CLASSICS book, you support our mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion.

What a Plant Knows

Charles Darwin even went so far as to claim that a plant's roots were similar to an
animal's brains. In the last paragraph of The Power of Movement in Plants,
Darwin concludes, “We believe that there is no structure in plants more wonderful
, ...

Author: Daniel Chamovitz

Publisher: Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374600007

Category: Science

Page: 224

View: 303

Plants can hear—and taste things, too! Thoroughly updated from root to leaf, this revised edition of the groundbreaking What a Plant Knows includes new revelations for lovers of all that is vegetal and verdant. The renowned biologist Daniel Chamovitz builds on the original edition to present an intriguing look at how plants themselves experience the world—from the colors they see to the schedules they keep, and now, what they do in fact hear and how they are able to taste. A rare inside look at what life is really like for the grass we walk on, the flowers we sniff, and the trees we climb, What a Plant Knows offers a greater understanding of their place in nature.

The Farmer s Magazine

ABSORPTION IN PLANTS . exeras As a plant has no one organ similar to the
mouth of an rious esperiments were instituted by Hales , to show the absorb ) .
animal , it might seem to a superficial observer to be incapable ing power of roots
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Category: Agriculture

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Unit Processes Relevant to the Design of a Plant Juice Protein Pilot Plant

The power requirement and capacity of this unit are extremely favorable
compared to other methods of maceration which have been reported such as
shearing devices , rollers or hammer mills ( Pirie , 1971 ; Koegel , 1971 : Tilley
and ...

Author: Richard John Straub

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Alfalfa

Page: 298

View: 687


Consideration of Early Closure Or Continued Operation of a Nuclear Power Plant

A plant continued operation project undertaken without a thorough and accurate
assessment of the condition and ... In exceptional circumstances decisions
related to the removal from service of a power plant involve only that power plant
in ...

Author:

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Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 107

View: 970

This publication provides information for managers and executives of electrical utilities who are tasked with decision making related to early closure or continued operation of a nuclear power plant (NPP). The local or regional population, the customers for the electricity generated and those responsible for regional energy policy and the broader economic management of the region have different perceptions of the value of the NPP. The need for reevaluations and any consequent project delays will depend on the perceived accountability of those making the decisions to the other stakeholders impacted by the decision, and the degree to which all relevant social, technical, environmental and economic issues are weighted in the decision making process. This publication provides information on several issues important to key stakeholders, and on methods that allow for their assessment and consideration when developing recommendations related to early closure or continued operation of an NPP.--Publisher's description.

Electrical Review and Western Electrician

THE TEXTILE MILL POWER PLANT . " the shoulders of the mill management .
better . The losses found might have exLEWIS SANDERS , M . E . Manufacturers
specialize in most things ex - isted in the most modern plant if not decept in the ...

Author:

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Category: Electrical engineering

Page:

View: 764


Evaluation of a Superheater Enhanced Geothermal Steam Power Plant in the Geysers Area

In the superheater enhanced geothermal plant , referring to page A - 4 : O reject .
H2 - M2 ( H2 - H2 ) - Condensate enthalpy Q reject 1,480.1 Btu / 1h - 0.9 ( 1,480.1
Btu / 16 1,029.8 Btu / 1b ) 60,014 Btu / lb = 1,014.82 Btu / lb must be rejected in ...

Author: Jack Janes

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Geothermal power plants

Page: 48

View: 291


Recent Advances in Air Pollution Control

Another facet of the comprehensive land use plan is the consideration of multiple
- use of the plant's land and facilities . Storage ... One intangible factor that must
be considered is the visual effect of a power plant on scenic beauty . Although ...

Author: Robert W. Coughlin

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Air

Page: 528

View: 130

Papers ... presented at the national meetings of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers during 1972.

Mechanical Engineering

The useful life of many industrial power plants has been cut prematurely short by
the curtail - ment or abandonment of ... The salvage value of an industrial steam
and power supply project on the basis of dismantling the plant and selling the ...

Author: American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Engineering

Page:

View: 559

"History of the American society of mechanical engineers. Preliminary report of the committee on Society history," issued from time to time, beginning with v. 30, Feb. 1908.

Industry Week

FFICIENCY in an up-to-date E power plant is a matter subjected to daily
investigations. Improvements are possible in thousands of plants that supply
power for small factories, office buildings, and various institutions, since these are
by far the ...

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Category: Iron industry and trade

Page:

View: 678


Rural India

There are two kinds of power marble and imbibes characteristics of its in man .
One is the godliness in man environments . We cannot make a plant which we
call the Atman , The other is grow against the law of Nature . So is the the power
of ...

Author: G. K. Puranik

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: India

Page:

View: 403


The Literary Digest

Author: Edward Jewitt Wheeler

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Literature

Page:

View: 173


Techniques of Plant Maintenance and Engineering

a lower power rate per kwh than a plant operating only power - factor correction ,
can be installed with the motors . one shift , five days a week . Capacitors can
also be used in banks at load centers to Nonetheless , even in one- or two - shift
 ...

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Category: Factories

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Consists of proceedings of the Plant Maintenance and Engineering Conference (formerly Plant Maintenance Conference)

1973 PICA Conference Proceedings

Papers Presented at the 1973 Power Industry Computer Application[s]
Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 3-6, 1973. ADAPTIVE
COORDINATED CONTROL FOR NUCLEAR POWER PLANT LOAD CHANGES
A. Stochastic model ...

Author:

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Category: Computers

Page: 440

View: 504


Studies in Public Utility Economics

... limitations upon the total inexercise the power of eminent domain debtedness
of a municipality . in the condemnation of property for the A lawl passed in
November , 1930 has construction or extension of a plant . removed all limitations
upon ...

Author: Institute for Economic Research

Publisher:

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Category:

Page:

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Heaton s Commercial Handbook of Canada

Lynden , Markham , Merritton Mil - SEVERN SYSTEM is supplied with 3 - phase
60ton , Milverton , Mimico , Mitchell , Moorecycle power from a plant of the Com .
field , Mount Brydges , Newburry . New mission at Big Chute , on the Severn ...

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The Encyclopedia of Applied Geology

Their func - tion revolving around cost - benefit and engineer - ing design
includes examining the economic feasibility of , for example , a possible three -
unit ( 3 , 450 - MW ) power plant , as opposed to a two - unit ( 2 , 300 - MW ) plant
at a ...

Author: Charles W. Finkl

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 644

View: 325

The Encyclopedia of Applied Geology is an international compendium of engineering geology topics prepared by experts from many countries. The volume contains more than eighty main entries in alphabetical order, dealing with hydrology, rock structure monitoring and soil mechanics in addition to engineering geology. Special topics focus on earth science information and sources, electrokinetics, forensic geology, geocryology, nuclear plant siting, photogrammetry, tunnels and tunnelling, urban geomorphology and well data systems.