Water treatment plant for prayer plants to grow lights
A prayer plant in central Washington could soon get an extra light source, thanks to a partnership between a company and a church.
The company, Grow Lights, said Tuesday it is partnering with St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, which has installed light-emitting diode plants in the community.
“The plant is actually growing light for the prayer plants,” Grow Lights CEO David Stokes said.
“We have a prayer plant that is being illuminated with the light.”
The plant, which grows only by the prayer, will have two bulbs.
The plant grow lights will also be a fixture in the church’s outdoor dining room, and the church has donated space for the plant to grow.
It also will be available to use as a garden lighting fixture in church parking lots and parking lots outside churches.
“They were very thankful for that,” Stokes, who grew up in the area, said.
The prayer plant is one of a growing number of Christian and Jewish prayer plants in town, and Grow Lights said its plants are growing at a rate of about a dozen a week.
Grow Lights’ plant is just one of many in the nation that will get an upgrade, thanks in part to a federal law that made it easier to plant and grow them.
“I think there is a growing recognition of the need for these things to grow in areas where they’re not being properly treated,” said John P. Rader, a former senior official at the National Institutes of Health who directs the Center for Plant Research and Development at Indiana University.
“It is the kind of thing that is just not going to go away.”
The federal plant law allows federal agencies to grant permits for private companies to grow and harvest religious and other plants.
The law also made it easy for religious organizations to get permission to use these plants.
In some cases, these companies can plant more than one plant and get permits from the federal government.
Grow lights has grown to more than 100 plants since it was founded by Stokes in 2006.
It has installed lights in about 100 churches and religious organizations, and its plants cover about 25 square miles.
The church, which was founded in 1770, has donated about $300,000 for the project.
The plants have a lifespan of about 10 years, and each bulb lasts about three months, according to Grow Lights.
The lights were designed to help the plants grow as long as possible, Stokes told The Washington Times.
He added that the plant was being designed to be more efficient than conventional lighting, which uses a lot of energy to illuminate the plant.
“This is a pretty good technology,” Stokers said.
He noted that the plants are already getting a lot more use in the local area.
“There’s a lot happening around it, and people are starting to realize that there are lots of opportunities.”
The Washington area is home to some of the country’s biggest Christian and Jews.
The Pew Research Center said last year that Jews in the Washington area are more likely to worship with plants than non-Jews, a figure that has increased since 2011.
The Washington synagogue in Alexandria has installed an annual lighting display, a year-round service, a community garden, and a growing community garden.
The synagogue is also growing its own plants and lighting more of them, said Rabbi Mark A. Rabinowitz, the synagogue’s pastor.
Rabbi Rabinovitz said the synagogue is working to install a new plant for its weekly service.
“Right now, we’re just trying to do the best that we can,” he said.
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