Start Your Own Garden…

Helllllooooo everyone… happy friday… Hope it’s all going well for you today…
Wanted to spread the word to everyone, and especially people in Los Angeles, that there is a big push going right now to get people to start growing more of their own food…

I just got back from a Weeklong Organic Gardening workshop at Esalen (www.esalen.org) and I’m so excited about the prospect of people starting to bring this practice back into their daily lives… I planted a rainbow chard lettuce in a pot in my back yard on monday, and this morning the first little leaves of it had popped up out of the soil… I’ll post some pictures soon showing how easy it was to start that plant… and it’ll be ready to eat in 40 days… amazing…

Anyway… if any part of you is interested in this, and like i said, especially if you live in LA, check out this link because on the weekend of May 16th and 17th, there is a big citywide movement to start as many backyard gardens as possible… the website has all the information you need, and you just sign up now, and then they tell you what you need to get and volunteers can come out to help you get started!!!

http://www.gardensofgratitude.com/

Their philosophy is really inspiring… Anyone can have a garden, whether it’s just herbs in the kitchen (fresh mint tea anyone?) or container plants on a balcony, or replacing your grass lawn with an   “edible forest”... smile 

It’s fun, easy, gives you really healthy vegetables, saves you money, inspires community, helps the environment… yada yada… more soon…
Love and Aloha…
Jrc

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Kutiman Mixes YouTube

OH MY GOD PEOPLE… PREPARE!

this is the sickest… most ill… disgusting… amazing… dopest… 
most incredible… mind inspiring… jaw dropping… hip shaking… 
head nodding… love making… delicious… soul stirring… 
gorgeousness that I have seen in a long time… and the idea behind it is so beautiful…

this man Kutiman has taken youTube clips of musicians and edited them together to create these perfect songs… watch and love…
hope you’re having a great day…
if you aren’t… you will be in about 35 seconds… go now… !!!
smile

http://thru-you.com/

x
jrc

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SAMANTHA SHELTON

Hello Adventurees and Adventurers… Adventurettes… Adventuristas!

I’m reporting from Las Vegas, USA… the Heart of the American Dream (?!)... one of the American Dreams anyway… there are many… new ones arriving everyday too… Worldwide Dreams…

My current favorite is a dream of the future that has Humans living in harmony with nature…
no species going extinct because of our pollution…
healthy food produced locally in every major city… shelter for every human…
clean renewable fuel sources and zero emission transportation alternatives like the magnetic train that still allow us to explore this world at somewhere near this super fast speed that we’ve all gotten used to…
bio technology that allows the outside of our homes to perform the same functions as trees, converting carbon dioxide into oxygen…
etc etc…
the list of beautiful visions that are filtering into all of our minds on this internet is endless… and we should be very excited and optimistic… let’s just keep spreading good ideas…

and in the meantime… it’s all about the humanity!!! right!?!?! the beautiful daily interactions and emotions… the ups and downs that we’re all going through…

and in that spirit… I wanna share the new record by Samantha Shelton with you guys… She is amazing… the voice of an angel/elf/mystic-poet/dragon-tamer/seductress/girl-next-door/vaudeville-queen/mime/goddess… ahhh… i see James has already put something up on our myspace page about her… excellent… well done… now you’ve heard it twice…

anyway… check out her album Are You Kidding Around? on iTunes...  and enjoy. 

And if you live in Austin, or if you’re planning on attending that South By Southwest extravaganza… then check out her show on March 21st at the Driskill Hotel at 9pm... she’ll be singing with Taylor Goldsmith from the excellent band Dawes...

“Love is not convenient/ It does not cease at your command… You might take and leave it/ But Love is all I am…”
-Dawes

I hope y’all are having a great night… don’t let em grind you down… etc…
love
jrc

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Plasco Energy and the End of Trash!

http://teamsuperforest.org/superforest/?p=482

Hello Everyone… This post about transforming landfill waste into energy comes from the amazing Superforest.org blog that my friend Jackson and his fellow superforesters keep up from New York City… there are so many amazing posts on their site… i don’t have the time to post them all here… so Please!!! visit their site everyday! jrc

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Happy New Year!!

Hello everyone… happy 2009… I hope it’s been good to everyone so far.  We’re getting ready to head out to Washington DC for the Inauguration parties.  A very exciting time, nice to feel a lot of enthusiasm and hope around the country… although I hope everyone doesn’t waste too much energy on celebration, cause just having a party alone isn’t going to help fix any of the problems… but it could get people even more excited about what needs to be done… and I’m happy to hear from my sister (who works for a solar power lobbying company) that people on the inside of the political world really are geared up to do the actual work that it’s gonna take to put us in a better place as a country… although it’s much bigger than that, yeah? ... in a better place as a human race smile

We all gotta do what we each can though, cause the government isn’t going to just solve all the problems… it’s an individual thing…

And on that note, I wanted to forward along a post from our friends at www.superforest.org who have come up with their own campaign to raise awareness and collect some money for an organization called the Millenium Seed Bank.

The goal is to get as many of us as possible to blog about this Seed Bank, and see what kind of ripple of awareness and fundraising it can create…

so please click here to join Superforest’s Save-A-Seed-Coalition and help spread the word…

Talk to you soon… look forward to spreading some good news from washington and all throughout the year… a dynamic year, yes?
love,
jrc

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