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Holistic Management Workshop: Day 1

You probably think of small time dairy farming as an idyllic 18th century occupation with Amish practitioners far removed from contemporary science, politics, and economics.  Well, in certain ways, in may be idyllic, but it here at Hendricks Farm in Telford, Pennsylvania, this family run business is no laggard.  They are setting a precedent for how to run a farm that is ecologically restorative, profitable, and fun to be around.  Without the use of pesticides, hormones, or grain feed, they ar

"Houston After Oil", ASPO 2007 Presentation

Seth Itzkan, speaking at the "Houston After Oil" session of the Association for the Study of Peak and Gas (ASPO) 2007 conference in Houston. 

 Segment 1: Introductory rewards, building designs for low energy. Example is the Forbes Lofts Development in Chelsea, Massachusetts, outside of Boston.

Living Machines for Wastewater Treatment

These are photos, illustrations, and data from my work with Living Machines for wastewater purification. The projects include the South Burlington Vermont Living Machine, The Chinquapin School living machine / outdoor classroom in Highlands Texas, and Bayer Chemical Plant living machine in Baytown Texas.

Shiitake Bloom - September 2006

freetags: Jim Laurie, fungi

After a dry summer in Maryland, we woke up one day with a major shiitake bloom. These mushrooms are very good to eat and were as much as 9 inches in diameter. These logs were inoculated two years before and had bloomed once before, about a year earlier. See also the bright red and yellow reshi mushrooms which were grown on a sawdust mixture. Reshi is an excellent immune system enhancer noted for helping AIDS victims.

Obama Inauguration

freetags: political, obama, slideshow

Jim Laurie's Texas Soil Restoration Visit

Photos from Jim Laurie's soil restoration explorations in West Texas.

Buckminster Fuller Challenge Award, John Todd Recipient


It was wonderful to see environmental visionary John Todd receive the inaugural Buckminster Fuller Challenge Award

Green Chemistry Business Summit Gets National Coverage

freetags: Green Chemistry

An article on the summit has been picketed up by the New York Times and appeared in their Technology section on Monday, November 12. The article, written by Martin LaMonica of CNET, was also a lead story on See links below:

Houston After Oil Presentation at ASPO Conference

Houston After Oil Image

On Friday, October 19th, Dr. Peter Bishop and I made a joint presentation on Houston After Peak Oil Scenarios to the thrid annual Associate for the Study of Peak Oil (ASPO) Conference in Houston, Texas.

Seth Itzkan Futurist - Boston Globe Article

Boston Globe article on Futurists, titled "The local forecast", prominently features me.