Nutrition, toxins, environment – these are some of the issues you might consider when envisioning the ideal meal. But what about attention, appreciation and how we think about food? And how does one create the ideal meal consistently? Jenise Fryatt, Marianne West and Brad Rowland opened up a discussion about this interesting topic with participants on the live streaming platform Blab and got some thought provoking insights.
What is your vision of a truly collaborative economy?
It’s been called many things: the sharing economy, collaborative consumption, prosumerism, etc. These terms may not always be accurate. However they all seek to put a name to a shift in the way we…
Marianne interviews Courtney Walters of U.W. Trading Company. Courtney lived in a sustainable community in Peru. Meditating in the jungle made her realize that community is very important to her and that her place is San Diego. But she brought her jungle experience to her life in San Diego by starting a coffee importing company supporting farmers in Peru growing coffee in a sustainable way. Learn more about Courtney here.
From Peru to a Sustainable Coffee Business in San Diego
- October 25, 2015
- Tagged as: business, coffee, fair trade, Peru
Life in the jungle of Peru is as different from university life on a well manicured campus overlooking the ocean in San Diego as it can be. After finishing school, Courtney Walters (click here to…
EPISODE 13 – Mallorca, Spain, is the home of Meiling Colorado and a group of people, 7 of them youth, who want to study permaculture to find solutions not only for their own future employment, but for the many problems their island faces. In this interview, Meiling and Mandy of PermaMed are talking about Permaculture, what PermaMed has to offer and the initiative of the 7 young people. For more on the project, click here.
Youth Taking Education into their Own Hands
Spain currently has a 50% unemployment rate. That can take all hope from young people to ever find a job. Right now, you can help 7 young people, age 14 to 20, and 2 adults…
Key Points From Envisioning a Better World Discussion
Brad Rowland summarized our discussion about “Envisioning the World Our Hearts Know is Possible” beautifully with his list of Key Elements below. Key Elements: 1. Belief drives action Always begin with the belief that…
Childbirth in the United States in 2015: A Discussion
- October 12, 2015
- Tagged as: birth, breastfeeding, La Leche League, sustainable living
Did you know that a baby born in the United States is nearly 3 times as likely to die during her first year of life as one born in Finland or Japan? Or that…
How do we create the world we want if we can’t envision it? The inability to imagine something drastically different is a huge stumbling block for many of us. This week Marianne and Jenise are joined by homesteading blogger Brad Rowland of Highly Uncivilized to discuss the practice of envisioning and its importance in improving our current situation. Brad summarized the key points brilliantly, here.
A Gift of Fish – What Now?
- October 2, 2015
- Tagged as: canning, homesteading, Marianne West, preserving food, sustainable living
“My whole refrigerator is full of fish. Come and get some!” That is the kind of phone call which only happens once in a great while. But when it happens, there are only two options:…