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Thomas Jefferson farmed, even as President of the United States

on February 9, 2018 in Leadership, Nature

People tell me how their lives are too busy to act on their environmental values. “I wish I could pollute less,” they say, “but I don’t have time.” I happened on a passage in a book on Thomas Jefferson, who actively farmed while President of the United States. You may say, “But the nation was smaller then.” First, you don’t have to farm to live by your values. You have[…] Keep reading →

Another delicious reason to do Community Supported Agriculture / Farm Shares

on October 10, 2017 in Nature

I realized another delicious reason to join a CSA, which stands for Community Supported Agriculture, which means a deal where you pay a farm a flat annual fee in return for a delivery each week of that week’s produce. I’ve written about the structure before and my CSA’s farm, Stoneledge Farm. Visiting it is one of my summers’ highlights. The benefit The farm succeeds when more people want to subscribe.[…] Keep reading →

Farm fresh vegetables

on June 17, 2016 in Fitness, Nature, Visualization

I meant to post about the vegetables I got each week from my farm share deal (called Community Supported Agriculture or CSA). The farm drops off its vegetables to a place a few blocks away and everyone picks up their share within a three-hour time slot. The summer/fall one I do delivers food twenty-four weeks. The winter/spring one delivers less often. This year’s started last week, so the fresh vegetables[…] Keep reading →

The farm where most of my food this summer came from

on September 14, 2015 in Entrepreneurship, Fitness, Nature

Almost anyone who talked to me over the summer heard about how much I love the vegetables I’ve been getting through what they call Community Supported Agriculture. You pay a farm at the beginning of the season, then when the plants start growing, each week they deliver what’s ready that week. I go to a drop-off location a few blocks from my home and pick up my share. Once a[…] Keep reading →

052: Emptying my garbage for the first time in over a year

on June 16, 2018 in Podcast

I recorded this video showing a year’s worth of garbage. My point is to show you it’s possible. Many people have asked me how. My answers never seem to satisfy them. If you care enough to try, I recommend you try. You’re not going to die. Humans have lived for hundreds of thousands of years without food packaging and our modern world makes it as easy as ever to live[…] Keep reading →

American Cuisine Has 2 Rules and I Found Them

on June 16, 2018 in Models, Perception

American cuisine has two simple rules governing it, I found. You often have to step outside a system to see it with fresh eyes. First, I’ll describe that process. Stepping outside the system We’ve seen pictures of plastic choking once-pristine beaches and wilderness. One day three years ago I looked down at my kitchen’s garbage and saw that most of my garbage came from food packaging. This is Hawaii today.[…] Keep reading →

More than a year since I emptied my garbage

on June 14, 2018 in Nature

More delicious, more convenient, more social, more food, more satisfaction, less money, less preparation time, more joy. How? Avoiding packaging. Avoiding packing by at least 90% has reduced my garbage to where I empty it less than once per year. Think you can’t do it? I’m not special. Anyone can do the same. It took a while to transition—going from emptying garbage weekly to biweekly, to monthly, and so on[…] Keep reading →

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