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Landscape imagery from various parts of the world, including Europe, the Caribbean, and North America.
9 imagesLovongo Cay, Population 5. In a place where most food is shipped in from the Continental United States eating local is a unique challenge in the Caribbean Islands. Despite year round sun, gardening continues to be a difficult task in these islands due to a seasonally wet climate, and perpetually weak water infrastructure. Caretaker "Santa" gathers his eggs on Lovongo Cay each Friday to sell on another island, nearby St. John. A longtime resident of Lovongo, he is in charge of St. John's local, organic egg source.
10 imagesThe small island of St. John has plenty of sunshine but few outlets for agriculture. As the least populated of the U.S. Virgin Islands, an island wide beekeeping initiative has struck residents as an answer to the lack of locally produced goods. Beekeeping and bee farming are agricultural activities that have low impact on the land, and do not require much space to become profitable small businesses. This is perfect for the island of St. John, as three quarters of the island's nine mile long landmass are occupied by the Virgin Islands national Park. The bees will not only help to support the farmers, but also support the ecosystem of the Virgin Islands National Park.
8 imagesThe story of a historic horse farm's inner workings, including it's traditional blacksmith. Rosemond Farm is just outside of Charlottesville Virginia in the heart of Virginia's hunt country.
20 images"Our country may be likened to a new house. We lack many things, but we possess the most precious of all - liberty!" President James Monroe Ash Lawn Highland was the estate of President James Monroe. President Monroe and his family lived in Ash Lawn from 1799 - 1823. The extensive gardens are maintained with historical accuracy to convey a historic experience to visitors. Today a museum and working agricultural farm can be found alongside the extensive and beautiful property that is Ash Lawn Highland.