Members Of Lettuce & Dumpstaphunk To Join Forces For Jazz Fest Late Night Show

first_imgHoly funk! Members of Lettuce and Dumpstaphunk will team up for a special late-night show during weekend one of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.Lettuce stalwarts Adam Deitch, Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff, Ryan Zoidis, and Eric “Benny” Bloom will team up with New Orleans legends, Dumpstphunk‘s Ivan Neville, Ian Neville, and Nick Daniels to form Lett Us In The Dumpsta on Sunday, April 28th at 2:00 a.m. at the iconic Frenchmen Street club, The Maison.Lettuce and Dumpstaphunk are certainly no strangers to each other. As two of the most influential funk bands over the past two decades, Lettuce and Dumpstaphunk share a close friendship and a long history of collaborations and shared lineups. The two bands also have a long history of playing together at Jazz Fest, with the super-group Dr. Klaw (which features Nigel Hall and sometimes Eric Krasno) initially forming out of the musical bond between Lettuce and Dumpstaphunk.Now, with this newly formed Lett Us In The Dumpsta project, these two sets of incredibly talented musicians will join forces once again for a high-octane late night show that is sure to keep Frenchmen Street bursting with energy until the sun rises.Tickets to Lett Us In The Dumpsta at The Maison go on sale on Eventbrite on Friday, January 25th at 12:00 PM EST, but there is a limited pre-sale running NOW at this special link using the code “L4LM”. See below for full details and ticketing info for this show.(Art by Kellin Townsend – @kellintownsend)Date: Sunday, April 28th, 2019 (technically early AM April 29th)Artist: Live For Live Music Presents: Lett Us In The Dumpsta featuring Ivan Neville, Ian Neville & Nick Daniels of Dumpstaphunk + Adam Deitch, Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff, Ryan Zoidis & Eric “Benny” Bloom of LettuceVenue: The Maison –508 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116Pre-Sale: $25 Early-Bird GA / $50 Early-Bird VIPTickets: $35 Advance / $40 Day Of Show //// VIP  $60 Advance / $65 Day Of Show (VIP includes expedited entry, dedicated elevated VIP area VIP bar & more)Time: Doors –  2:00 AMlast_img read more


first_imgThrough his career as a UGA Extension agent, Linvill saw people become more environmentally aware of produce and the food they eat. He found people are more interested in organic food and home gardens. “Bees are needed to produce all of that,” he said. “A combination of factors contributes to colony collapse disorder, including pesticide exposure, environmental and nutritional stresses, new or re-emerging pathogens and a virus that targets the bees’ immune systems,” said Keith Delaplane, an entomologist with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.Controlling CCD is crucial for crop production. In Georgia, without honeybees to pollinate, hundreds of crops, such as squash and blueberries, would not produce seeds and fruit. Membership in honeybee clubs and the number of beekeepers are on the rise. Linvill believes people are realizing the importance of bees. “Just like with driving, you have to do things right and safe,” Linvill said. “Be protected and know what you are doing. And if you treat the honeybees with respect, you will be OK.” While interest in honeybees is growing, many Georgia residents remain skeptical and wary of honeybees. Linvill compares honeybees to automobiles —extremely useful, but dangerous if not handled correctly.center_img UGA offers a Georgia Master Beekeeper Program that allows participants to increase their knowledge of bees and beekeeping. For more information, visit Hill is an intern with the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.) David Linvill retired from his job as a University of Georgia Extension agent, but he hasn’t stopped educating the public. Now, he focuses all of his resources on one topic — honeybees and their significance to the state’s crops.“One-third of the food we eat is made possible by honeybees. The conservation of these natural resources is extremely important,” said Linvill, who is a certified beekeeper in addition to being a retired UGA Extension agricultural and natural resources agent in Chatham County, Georgia.Honeybees are in sharp decline. Colony collapse disorder (CCD), a phenomenon that causes honeybees to abruptly desert their colony, is the main contributor to this issue. “People are becoming pollination-savvy,” Linvill said. “They are recognizing the need for pollinators and have a willingness to learn, so I want to promote honeybees in a positive way.”last_img read more

Olympia Gardening Expert Gives Tips On Successfully Growing Tomatoes In Our…

first_imgSubmitted by Mary Jo BuzaDid you know that at one time people were afraid to eat tomatoes?  Called ‘wolf pears’ tomatoes were scorned because it was thought that the red fruit was poisonous.  Lucky for us, some careless or perhaps fearless person decided to eat the tempting red fruit and lived!  Today, the tomato is a vegetable we consistently use in our kitchens. Could you image a summer salad without tomatoes?As much as we love tomatoes, growing them in the South Sound regions is a frustrating endeavor.  If the crop is not destroyed by the dreaded late tomato blight, our cool summer temperatures slow the ripening so much that your bumper crop of tomatoes are still green in September.I usually plant tomatoes in early June. But with the spectacular warm May, savvy gardeners got a jump on the weather and planted early with little risk of a late frost. Here are my secrets to growing tomatoes in the South Sound and attain the coveted ripe, red fruit.Tip #1 Grow the Crop under Clear Plastic: The best crop of tomatoes I have ever seen were grown on the south side of a house with an attached a wood frame for the plastic. The plastic increases the temperatures enough to ripen fruit and extends crop production long after the first frosts in September. The plastic will also keep the rain off which inhibits the late tomato blight.Tip #2 Use Soaker Hoses: Overhead watering promotes the dreaded late tomato blight.  The blight lives dormant in the soil waiting for contact with the leaves of your tomato plant. Tomatoes are infected when water splashing from the soil hits the leaves. The tiny drops of water carry fungal spores from the soil to the leaves.  Using soaker hoses eliminates this potential problem.  Another secret to growing tomatoes is to reduce the amount and frequency of watering once the fruit begins to ripen sometime in August.  This will hasten the ripening process.Tip#3 Stake Tomato Plants:  Why go to all the trouble to stake tomatoes?  There are several reasons. One, you can grow more tomatoes in a smaller space; plants can be set as little as 24 inches apart.  Second, the fruits tend to ripen earlier and are larger.  Third, the tomatoes have better air circulation which decreases disease problems. And lastly, growing tomatoes on stakes keeps them out the reach of slugsTomatoes are broken into two classifications: determinate and indeterminate. Tomatoes suitable for growing as a single vine are the indeterminate varieties. Determinate varieties are bushier and are not suitable for staking or trellising.  Indeterminate varieties grow more like a vine but require training.The ABC’s of Growing a Tomato Plants as a VinePlace the StakesIt may be hard to imagine that your puny four-inch tomato plant will need a stake, but don’t be misled. Once the plant sets fruit it will need a sturdy support.   A 2×2 wooden stake about eight feet long cut to a point at the bottom works best.  Some lumber yards will cut the points, but you will need to ask.To avoid root damage, place the stakes before you set out your transplants. Sink the stake about two feet into the ground.  This provides enough stability to prevent the plants from falling over when heavy with fruit.Tying the PlantsTying the plants is necessary because indeterminate tomatoes are not a true vine and have no way to support them. Any coarse twine will work.  Be careful not to tie the plants too tightly and cut into the stems.  You will be surprised at how fast your tomatoes grow.  I check and tie my plants about once a week.PruningThe concept of pruning tomato plants is baffling.  But a staked tomato is best grown as a single stem.  In each leaf axil, where the leaf stem joins the main stem, a lateral shoot will grow.  These lateral shoots need to be removed, before they grow longer than an inch or two.  I use my fingers to snap off the lateral shoots.  Fingers actually work better than pruners or a knife. I check and prune out lateral shoots once a week.PinchingOnce the plant has grown to the top of your stake, prune out the growing tip.  This will direct the plant’s energy into ripening the fruit.  This will accelerate the ripening process and increase the size of the fruit.Author Mary Jo Buza, is a landscape designer she has more than 25 years experience maintaining, designing, and teaching gardening in the South Sound region.  For more information on a custom landscape design or consultation call 923-1733. Check out her website: Facebook123Tweet0Pin8last_img read more