Wonders of Land & Sea :: San Andreas to Marina Dunes

“We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community. Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own.”

~César Chávez

A colorful mural lining the streets [Read More…]

Rolling, Rolling, Rolling :: Half Moon Bay to Santa Cruz

Waking to the beauty that is Half Moon State Beach, to the cyclists and horseback riders who were passing by on the nearby trails, and to the sound of crashing waves upon the shore was enough to make us want to spend another day at our campsite, but we were also excited to continue cycling down the famed coastline [Read More…]

Reflections in the Aftermath of Irene :: A Tribute to Our Farmers

Sunset over the Tiny House, the evening before Irene hit Vermont.

Today brings another day of rain. As I use the opportunity indoors to catch up on email and news, I find myself poring over the videos and photos documenting the damage that Hurricane Irene left in its wake.

The Sunday that Irene hit Vermont was a day similar to today, one in which I was enjoying a soothing, [Read More…]

Vandana Shiva: Planting Seeds of Hope

Millions Against Monsanto

On Monday night, Kai & I hopped on our bikes and rode to St. Michael’s College to hear Dr. Vandana Shiva give the inaugural address for the College’s new Environmental Studies major.

When I read that Vandana Shiva was going to be speaking in Vermont, I was thrilled. I [Read More…]

Diggers' Mirth : Vending Produce by Bicycle

Diggers' Mirth Vending Bicycle

“Blueeeeberries! Mescluuuun! Cilaaaaantro!” **chring*a*ring** “Caaaarrots! Cuuuuucumbers!” **chring*a*ring**

Much to our delight, Kai and I heard the yells of a food vendor and his bicycle bells riding down our street early on Friday evening. As we rushed to make sure we weren’t dreaming, we caught sight of Elango Dev riding down our street on a bicycle piled high with produce.

“Elango, Elango – Wait, please stop!!”, we yelled, so excited [Read More…]

Love of Good Food

Healthy food plays a very important role in our lives. When shopping we subscribe to a local and organic diet, with conventional or global items filling in as needed (but in truth, we rarely need the latter).

Sometimes, not always, the organic costs more but we think the expense accurately reflects the real cost of food and is justified. Pesticide and chemical free, better for our health [Read More…]