Monday, May 25, 2009

how to plant a tree

  1. Dig the hole as deep as the rootball and twice as wide.
  2. Check to see if the soil around the hole is too hard - if it is, loosen it up a bit with the shovel.
  3. Remove the container from the rootball. (The roots are like the tree's blood vessels and they work best if they are not all twisted and knotted up, so you might need to straighten them out if they are circling around after having grown in the container.)
  4. Place the tree in the hole, making sure the soil is at the same level on the tree as when the tree grew in the garden center. If your tree has burlap around the rootball, place the tree in the hole and then carefully untie the burlap. Leave the burlap lying in the bottom of the hole (this is okay - the burlap will simply turn into organic matter over a period of time).
  5. Fill in around the rootball with soil and pack the soil with your hands and feet to make sure that there are no air pockets.
  6. Make a little dam around the base of the tree as wide as the hole with left over soil or grass clumps to hold in the water.
  7. Give your new tree a good soaking of water to help settle it into its new home.


Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Economics/supply and demand

In Economics there are two main things Supply and demand. As you can see in this graph.

studying Economics you will see supply in demand this is a relationship of when price and quantity are priced. Demand is when produces get what they want and consumers are getting what they want that's called the equilibrium point.

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Sunday, May 10, 2009

My Job

On the island I want to help plant the tree's and plant specific plants to help with the medicine. I would also like to help cut down the tree's that we do not need.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Eco House

We have been learning about living sustainably. One of our ideas for this is to live in Eco houses. My Eco friendly house will have two rows of branch walls and the roof will be made out of grass and leaves sitting on a row of branches wired together. There will be a wind turbines for electricity and solar panels to give you heat instead of heaters because the use power. The windows will be double glazing so the heat inside the house will not escape. There will be a ground heat pump to give you hot water. In between the two rows of branches in the wall there will be insulation to keep the heat in from going through the walls. The floor will be bambo with insulation underneath it. There will also be a water butt to supply the water.