Perhaps you’ve seen this before. It’s become something of a tradition amongst Apple bloggers and diehards to repost this speech each year around Steve Jobs’ birthday- late last month, by the way, SJ turned 56. Jobs has said before…
At the heart of the good food movement- local foods, innovation in sustainable and community supported farming- are the seeds of an idea that we are what we eat, that in supporting local farmers we're supporting our own health and the strength of our communities. This idea is was fuels people like Tom Stearns, owner of High Mowing Organic Seeds in Wolcott, Vermont. Tom is helping to forge a new model for economic growth in agriculture, and his company is quite literally at the root of the growth of the organic food movement in this country.
During one of our trips to Taiwan last year, a few of us were lucky enough to explore some of the country's rural beauty, including a bike ride with the Rabobank Pro Team around Sun Moon Lake. It's Taiwan's largest lake and one of its most alluring attractions, and it now also boasts an award-winning green-roofed visitor center.
The winning design for repurposing a soon to be decommissioned bridge on the Reggio Calabria Highway in Italy. The self-supporting "village" would include a geothermal plant, rainwater capture and a heating system that runs on methane from a waste biodigestor.
As we develop our own products, we keep a keen eye out for inspiration in thoughtful innovation. Case in point, a project by Ben Huttly, an art student from the UK, who has created packaging that isn't just biodegradable and recyclable, it can be planted. Eat those veggies, then plant some more in your garden.
Design Sponge's Ashley English offers her picks for "a top-10 list of eco reads for whiling away the dark days of winter." Included on the list is The Dirty Life by Kristin Kimball (pictured here), who joined us at last week's Hug Your Farmer benefit for Pete's Greens. We loved this book, and we love Ashley's list.