Monday, June 29, 2009

Friday was a good day

SF Bike Plan PASSED! The public came out in full force, reclaiming democracy and reclaiming our streets!
Federal Climate Legislation PASSED! Now it's on to the Senate....

David Byrne+Devotchka+Extra Action Marching Bank at the Greek Theater.
It doesn't get much better than that.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

mi familia

Spent the last week in our nation's capital catching up with the extended familia. I actually took photos, of people too! A major breakthrough for me and my family vacations...

Star of the show--my new cuz Zach

Uncle Mark gave Zach the best tour of Mt. Vernon...
I wanted him to carry me on his shoulders too, with no luck!

The crew.

This photo is so cute of my horrible of me.

The farm at Mt. Vernon--sustainable before it was in vogue.

A heritage breed Ossabaw Island Hog!

Mike and mini-Mike.

The grill master.

All together now...

We ate so good. And we ate so much.

The infamous pool table @ the world's weirdest B&B.

Migas throw-down.

The ladies.

The cousins.

Grandpa & Grandson waiting to show the young guys how to really play some b-ball.

Zach is going to be a star!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Compost is happening now.

SF Board of Sups just passed the country's most progressive compost and recycling law! Read more about it here. SF creates a football field worth of trash Every. Day! and 40% of it can be composted, creating new soil amendments for local farmers. I love the full circle of it all.
It's a shame that people have to be forced to sort their trash through the threat of fines, a more comprehensive education campaign may have been a better move...but what is clear is that there needs to be a broader awareness of the waste we create as individuals and households and what we can do to reduce that waste. 

I love taking my kitchen compost bin to the green can every few days--it's always more full than the black bin--I just think of that beautiful soil that's growing the veggies I buy at the farmers' market each week. Complete the circle. Compost.