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DoorDash Wants To Plant A Tree In Your Honor For Earth Day

Earth Day is upon us today, and with it, an overwhelming sense of responsibility to take care of our big, blue/green ball.  Door Dash has made this a little bit easier for us with their one-day promotion.

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Only for today, anybody that orders a salad or generally leafy meal using the Door Dash app will have a tree planted (still waiting to hear back from Door Dash to find out when and where) as a thank you. Using the Arbor Day Foundation, Door Dash is looking to virtually recycle these trees by planting a new one to replace the one you just ate.

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Although this offer seemingly makes more sense on Arbor Day (which falls on April 29th this year, the last Friday in April), it still provides a fun and interactive way for cubicle-dwelling Earth-lovers like myself to thank Mother Earth for all the dope shit she’s done for us since, well, the dawn of time really.

I can’t think of a time that helping the planet has ever been made more convenient for average Joes like me. Can you?

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Source: Talented Idea, Multiwood

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Amazing Flowering Tree Produces 40 Different Kinds of Fruit

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Welcome to the Garden of Eden, circa 2014.

Having grown up on a farm in Reading, Pa., New York artist Sam Van Aken has spent the past five years planting veritable Trees of Life all over the United States. Officially called Trees of 40 Fruit, these bountiful timbers are capable of growing forty different varieties of stone fruits including cherries, plums, apricots, and peaches, all on a single tree.

Working with the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, Aken used a process called chip grafting to map the different fruits to different parts of the tree, depending on how they would bloom in relation to one another. According to Epicurious, each Tree of 40 Fruit looks normal through most of the year, but bloom in spring and summer to produce vibrantly pink-hued flowers and fruits.

So far, Aken has planted 16 Trees of 40 Fruit in public spaces like museums and community centers as well as private collections throughout the U.S. His ultimate goal is to plant a small orchard of them in an urban setting. Just watch out for snakes.

Picthx Epicurious

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Craving: Orange Juice

I honestly drink too many liquids, but something about orange juice on a hot day just hits the spot. It’s got that pulp that hangs out in the glass, and the vitamin c enriched juice slides down your throat (that’s what she said). Oh O.J. how I love you.