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  • The Liberian Agricultural Project

    The Liberian Agricultural Project

    “I do think this next century, hopefully, will be about a more global view.  Where you don’t just think, yes my country is doing well, but you think about the world at large”   ~Bill Gates I embrace the opportunity to share stories of local people who are inspiring global change.  I made John Paye’s acquaintance […]

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  • Sustainable Travel: 3 Days at CASA MÃE In Lagos, Portugal

    Sustainable Travel: 3 Days at CASA MÃE In Lagos, Portugal

    “Putting tourism on a sustainable path is a major challenge, but one that also presents a significant opportunity”  ~ Klaus Töpfer We find travel to be exciting and alluring and John & I derive an indescribable amount of positive energy from immersing ourselves in other cultures. In our daily life, we try  try to live […]

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  • Farm to Fork Stories: Meet Your Farmer, Tony Root

    Farm to Fork Stories: Meet Your Farmer, Tony Root

    We have neglected the truth that a good farmer is a craftsman of the highest order, a kind of artist.”   ~ Wendell Berry It is my pleasure to introduce you to Farmer Tony Root (Anthony Schaden is his family name).  If you’ve dined at any of the 9 marvelous restaurants within the Bartmann Group this […]

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  • The Tiny Diner Permaculture Garden: A Sustainable Urban Oasis In Minneapolis

    The Tiny Diner Permaculture Garden: A Sustainable Urban Oasis In Minneapolis

    “We will continue to create a new world – seed by seed, person by person, community by community – until this planet is embraced in a circle of resurgent life and resurgent love”  ~ Vandana Shiva (Indian Scholar, Environmental Activist, Food Sovereignty Advocate) The permaculture garden project at the Tiny Diner is 6 years old.  […]

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  • Welcome To The Ultimate Minnesota Fish Fry

    Welcome To The Ultimate Minnesota Fish Fry

    “Fishing is much more than fish.  It is the great occasion when we may return to the simplicity of our forefathers”  ~ Herbert Hoover Hello from the land of 10,000 Lakes!  Growing up, I spent a lot of quality time fishing with my father and grandfather on our annual summer outings to lakes and cabins […]

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  • Grape To Glass Sustainability Stories in Monterey County: Scheid Vineyards & District 7 Wines

    Grape To Glass Sustainability Stories in Monterey County: Scheid Vineyards & District 7 Wines

    “We don’t have to engage in grand, heroic actions to participate in the process of change. Small acts, multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world”  ~ Howard Zinn Farm to fork…Ocean to fork…and vineyard to glass.  We cast our votes in favor of the planet one bite, one sip at a time. Which […]

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