Tuesday, June 07, 2011

My New Nomadic Life

I share my days among the towns of Citrus Heights, Santa Rosa and Oakland as well as visiting a working vineyard near Clearlake. I'm connecting with old friends and making new friends.

It's a time of renewal for me.

At the global level, I believe this is the calm before the storm: in the next few months we will begin to feel the effects of Japan's calamity all over the world. Everywhere I go I am making mental catalogs of available resources, noting how resilient the locals are, and participating in conversations around helping those in need while also caring for ourselves.

I wasn't sure about whether any of this belonged on "The Home of the Future" but as I move into this new incarnation of the work I can see that it does.

Right now, today, I am eating these berries as I look at this broken swimming pool and imagine how to convert it to aquaculture using onsite materials.

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  1. http://lecoopdujour.blogspot.com/2009/06/backyard-tilapia-and-chicken-farming.html

  2. Yum! Those look delish! (I'm craving fruit right now)
    There's a film being made that you might be interested in. It's called "Sust Enable" and they are exploring sustainability. One of the creators actually tried to live off the grid in urban pittsburgh once. You should check it out.
    Heres the link: www.indiegogo.com/sust-enable-the-metamentary

  3. I am sure those berries were a good inspiration for the conversion of the swimming pool you wanted to perform. Hope everything went well.

  4. Those berries look appetizing. The pool not so much. I'm fascinated with aquaponics. I don't think I'm ready to start with a system large enough to incorporate a pool though.

  5. What effects are you expecting when your are talking about Japan's catastrophy?

  6. Very interesting stuff and those berries look amazing.

  7. Those berries look so good! Great tips and tricks. Cant wait to read the rest of your blog :)