Food Heroes Episode 3: Magnificent Mary, a.k.a. Mary Jane Butters

Food Heroes Episode 3: Magnificent Mary, a.k.a. Mary Jane Butters

Sep 16, 2010 |  by  |  Food Heroes, On the Web  |  Share

An apron-wearing, visionary farm girl oft-considered to be Martha Stewart’s better, organic half, Magnificent Mary Jane Butters is a bona fide food heroine. She conjures up hope and enlightens those she touches with her passion for living off the land and eating wholesome, healthy food. Clearly she was born to play this role, and man does she play it well. Read More

Food Heroes Episode 2: Will Power, a.k.a. Will Allen

Food Heroes Episode 2: Will Power, a.k.a. Will Allen

Aug 18, 2010 |  by  |  Food Heroes, On the Web  |  Share

Former standout high school and college athlete (who had a brief professional basketball career), Will Allen runs a 2 acre inner city farm in Milwaukee next to one of the nations largest low-income housing projects. At 6′ 7″, and over 200lbs, Will stands tall in his signature sleeveless hoodie and inspires local citizens and others around the globe to join his Good Food Revolution. Read More

Food Heroes Episode 1: The Mighty Dervaes

Food Heroes Episode 1: The Mighty Dervaes

Aug 10, 2010 |  by  |  Food Heroes, On the Web  |  Share

“All of human existence depends on the top six inches of soil. And yet we’re exploring other places, but the top six inches would be the place, if we want to be successful as a human race, to really explore and treasure and keep because that’s what we’re living on.” ~ Jules Dervaes

Somewhere hidden behind their fortress of green live the Mighty Dervaes. A family who stands out for their heroic drive to do more with less. For those not familiar with their story, Jules Dervaes and his family own a fifth of an acre lot in Pasadena, California. They decided to convert their everyday suburban property into a self-sustaining urban homestead. Read More

Villains in the World of Food

Villains in the World of Food

Aug 9, 2010 |  by  |  Food Heroes, On the Web  |  Share

In the world of sustainable food there are both heroes and villains. Unfortunately, the villains aren’t always so obvious. Unlike their Hollywood counterparts, they don’t don spindly mustachios, black capes and top hats. They don’t wear incessantly evil grins and tap their fingers together as they cultivate an evil plot to rule the world. Nope, these men in black are far more deceptive. Read More

Video Review: Fiskars Momentum Reel Mower

Jun 29, 2010 |  by  |  Green Products, Reviews & Recommendations  |  Share

I was hesitant at first, but my wife convinced me to ditch the gas mower and go man-powered. After all, part of our mission out here is to integrate as many aspects of simple, sustainable living as possible. I was about to settle for a lesser Scotts model since the Fiskars was in short supply around these parts. But a trip into one of Austin’s Lowe’s stores paid off and now we’re the proud owner of the Fiskars Momentum Reel Mower. After about 15 minutes of setup time, this solid piece of machinery was ready to do some slicing and I was happy to oblige. Read More