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03.14.11

Packaging: Single Serve Spaghetti

The concept of using single-serve packaging to reduce waste is nothing new. But a graphic design student in England- have you noticed all the good packaging ideas are coming from England these days? – may have cracked…

03.11.11

Hug Your Farmer: Seeds of Better Food

In part 3 of our series, Tom Stearns explains how High Mowing Seeds grows more than 1000 varieties of vegetables, fruit, herbs and flowers for home gardeners and commercial growers to evaluate ones that thrive…

03.03.11

Hug Your Farmer: The Real Cost of Better Foods

In the United States, we spend about 9% of our disposable income on our food. Thirty years ago that number was 15%, and seventy years ago that number was more than 25%. Industrial farming and massive distribution networks have lowered…

Steve Jobs

03.02.11

Inspiration: Steve Jobs’ 2005 Commencement at Stanford

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…

02.23.11

Hug Your Farmer: The Future of How We Eat

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.

Theo Jansen's 'creatures'

02.14.11

Theo Jansen’s Kinetic Sculptures

We love these weird and wonderful examples of sustainability expressed through contemporary art. Theo Jansen’s intricate creations, he calls them “kinetic sculptures,” have roamed London’s Trafalgar Square, the streets of MadridNorth Adams Massachusetts,

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