Some of those insects, like bees, are wanted (there are several hives on the roof), steps have to be taken to keep other insects off the produce.
While certain pesticides are allowed in organic farming, Murphy said he tries to avoid them.
The green roof plays a role in that, it reduces energy consumption by providing an extra layer of insulation, Duchemin said. The garden is irrigated with water collected from the store’s dehumidification system, which would otherwise have been discarded, and the roof has become a habitat for birds and insects.
The IRS defines a nonprofit organization as "an entity that is organized and operated exclusively for exempt purposes." The agency also requires that a nonprofit not distribute earnings to any private shareholder or individual.
Under fiscal guidelines, exempt purposes run the gamut from charitable and religious to educational, scientific and literary.
One of the issues that comes up regularly in an estate situation is whether amounts received by the executor from the estate are taxable executor’s fees or rather should be properly considered a tax-free legacy from the estate.
It’s critically important to ensure that the will is properly drafted to minimize any ambiguity later as to the capacity in which an executor is receiving his or her funds.