Desert

Hiking at Saguaro National Park in Tucson, Arizona

Hiking at Saguaro National Park in Tucson, Arizona

While in Tucson, Arizona, some of the PSL team took a little hike at Saguaro National Park. It is a unique desert landscape that has visitors driving a one-way 7 mile loop with occasional stop offs to take in the views and get some nice photos. The time there was made unique as we could see a looming storm in the distance towards the end of the time there. It made for some seriously atmospheric photography! I hope you enjoy! 

A Little Visit to Picacho Peak State Park in Arizona

A Little Visit to Picacho Peak State Park in Arizona

Recently a member of the Plant-Smart Living team went out to Arizona to visit family for the Christmas holiday. They landed in Phoenix, Arizona and proceeded to drive 2 hours south to Tucson. Along the way, they stopped off a the notable half-way point that is Picacho Peak State Park. It becomes visible in the distance nearly 30 minutes before arrival, and provides some really great views that we are not all that accustomed to in Pennsylvania. I hope you enjoy some of these beautiful photos! 

Sundrop Farm: The First Farm to Grow Tomatoes in a Desert Using Only Sun and Saltwater

Sundrop Farm: The First Farm to Grow Tomatoes in a Desert Using Only Sun and Saltwater

Sundrop Farm, a $200 million infrastructure located in a South Australian desert, is the first of its kind. The creators had a revolutionary - almost difficult to believe - idea of growing vegetables using sun and seawater. In doing so, they avoid the use of any added chemicals, pesticides, fossil fuels, groundwater, and even soil. The solar powered farm utilizes desalination to remove the salt content from the water - producing fresh water that is then used to irrigate the 180,000 tomato plants inside the greenhouse. It is a marvel of technical advancement.