Archive for the ‘Environment’ Category
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…
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Friday, December 31st, 2010
الإكسير in Arabic means al-ikseer, which is the source of the word elixir. The essence being the elixir of life… something alchemists have been seeking since the dawn of civilization. There may not be a magic potion that allows us to live forever, but the reality is that the elixir of life does exist.
The basis is an engine… a thinking engine that drives sustainable development, and more specifically, the health of the world. How do you create something in which the consumption heals the body and the production heals the earth?
Think about it
Tags: al ikseer, elixir, elixir of life, mind, Vine, Wine, الإكسير
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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.
Tuesday, October 26th, 2010
I’ve been in California for about 3 weeks now, and it’s been a vortex of amazing people, inspiring farms, and tasty elixirs. Right off the plane in San Francisco, I met a girl crazy passionate about sustainable development and permaculture with extensive experience in sustainable natural building… and she just so happens to love doing wine promotions. She was meeting a friend out here, who is an amazing young sustainable farmer and loves fermenting wine and home brewing. I really couldn’t have connected with people more aligned with my own passions… talk about synchronicity.
Tags: biodynamics, Bioneers, elixir, Environment, northern california, permaculture, sustainable, sustainable farms, vineyards, Wine
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Wednesday, October 14th, 2009
Found an amazing place right outside of Siena where they grow sangiovese, olives, fruits, vegetables, herbs, nuts… all in balance or promiscuo as they say. Not a vineyard, not a farm… I call it a taste palace, maybe there’s a better name out there. I might work with them to install a major solar setup and some biohydrogen generating algae ponds. In my dreams, right?
Tags: algae, almonds, apples, apricots, basil, biohydrogen, cabbage, carrots, celery, chestnuts, figs, Japanese medlar, olives, onions, peaches, pears, peppers, plums, pomegranate, rosemary, salivia, Sangiovese, Solar energy, thyme, tomatoes, walnuts
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