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Tuesday, September 13th, 2011
This video is a compilation of my harvests in the agroturismos of Italy, the desert of Argentina, and the sunshine of northern California. The music is one of my favorite songs of all time, it’s called Voyageur by Enigma. I moved out to California a year ago with a bottle of GrapeThinking, a bottle of ideas I guess you could say, that started filling up 5 years ago with conversation between myself, Jacob Bohall, Ruarri Rogan, Meghan O’Malley, and many others. Over the past year, those ideas have delightfully fermented, and the time has finally come for us to have a taste…
~circuit to cell, web to water, mind to vine~
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Thursday, November 4th, 2010
This is a follow up on the Nature to the Grid theme I wrote a few posts for last year (see below for links). This one was sparked when I met with a friend of mine, Daron Joffe aka FarmerD, the other day in Berkeley. He’s a dynamic farmer developing sustainable environments. Gardens, farms, communities, and now urban farming projects. Urban gardens and farms are a strong contributor to the ‘greening’ of our cities. A functional aesthetic.
Sunday, March 29th, 2009
I’m always talking about sustainability, and as awesome as it is to ponder how it will save the planet and create a spiritual transcendence and all that good stuff that makes us feel warm and fuzzy inside, I thought it’d be smart to put a practical edge on the whole thing by taking a look at the actual markets that make up LOHAS (lifestyles of health and sustainability) and what type of numbers are behind them. This movement is growing fast and is creating incredible value in our economy. I believe it will gradually work it’s way into every imaginable vertical and serve to harmonize the economy into a holistic transcendence beyond capitalism. My friend Lee and I like to call it ecolism as I’ve mentioned in past posts. Here’s a breakdown of the current markets of the “sustainable economy”, what products and services they offer, and which ones are growing fastest.
Thursday, March 5th, 2009
With the way the economic status of America is heading, extra indulgences in life are far from being enjoyed. Amongst this is of course Wine. As we all know wine is not cheap. If you are able to get a cheap bottle then drinker beware, for most of what is out there is not great quality. I have found myself drinking more South American and Australian. These wines, you are going to find affordability as well as drinkability. If you want a French or Italian wine then you just need to know what you are looking for.
Tuesday, January 27th, 2009
The green movement has no doubt tipped into the public’s consciousness, and yet still hasn’t been consolidated into a feasible, economic starting point. I attempted to unify the myriad of renewable energy and consumption/waste innovations in my last post with the concept of ‘nature to the grid’, and will now attempt to expand on it further. The question is where can the average person start incorporating this concept into their life to not just benefit their ecolistic mentality and environment, but to save and make more money?
In continuance of our nature to the grid dialogue, I’ve come to the conclusion that it starts, from both an ecological and economical standpoint, with people taking a proactive role in turning their home into a renewable power station… turning their home into a ‘tree’ if you will.
Tags: biodynamics, clean tech, ecolism, Efficient energy use, Energy conservation, Green building, green home, home power station, nature to the grid, passive income, property development, property investment, renewable, renewable energy, sustainability, Technology
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