Our guest today, Michael Calabrese; is returning to share more about his simple life. We talk about great food, shelter, water, and of course a few recipes too! We celebrate our local organic food and Farmer's Market.
An easy and comfortable format, like a neighborly conversation at the coffee table.
Michael is a great hair stylist too. Find him at Salon Park Avenue (831-375-2366) in Monterey.
Ken shares his original inspiration at age 10 reading The Secret Garden. Years later, at UCSC his participation in the garden project would turn him to this life's work. Winning awards for community outreach and innovation his team of passionate professionals, continue to grow.
This interview was very informative on the topic of organic farming, ecological landscaping, and permaculture innovations and education.
Ken Foster, is a native of Santa Cruz, California. In 1985 Ken was an apprentice
at the U.C. Santa Cruz Farm and Garden
and has a certificate in Ecological Horticulture from there. Ken also
has an A.S. degree in horticulture from Cabrillo College. Ken is a
landscape contractor, a certified permaculture designer and the owner
of Terra Nova Ecological Landscaping since 1988.
Adrienne likes balance, and her business is balance between animals and their human caregivers and balance within the animals themselves. She enjoys making the connections that result in better health and harmony. With stories of humor and intrigue, she shares practical techniques for our listeners. Her additional community contribution is with Sustainable Carmel, who's goal it is to educate, empower and inspire residents to be aware of natural resources and plan for a healthy community for years to come.
Adrienne's website: AHermanDogTherapist.com
Michael Calabrese of Salon Park Avenue, is not just a great hair stylist, (and that he is).
He is also a successful urban farmer! Living in Carmel Valley, much
like he grew up, growing food and living close to the land. Michael
tells stories about how old Monterey was, how life is for him working
less than 4 days per week, and living off the harvest that he grows in
his yard. He still makes time to travel. He has many friends and
relatives that share in his farming ventures and knows how to build
community around him. He shares some favorite recipes that will make
your mouth water.
Winter garden, chickens, bees, horses and don't forget canning! Listen in and see if you don't feel inspired to grow at home!
Salon Park Avenue, Monterey, California - for the best haircut ever!
Contributing author to "Contagious Optimism" David Martin is certainly an up-beat guy! He is also a CEO of INDX Strategies Wealth Management and also founder of Marin the Hiking Club. That is an indicator about David's balance, his passion keeps him vibrant in a life he dearly appreciates. His optimism permeates all aspects of life and he doesn't have his head in the sand. Engaging, introspective and just plain fun.
Nancy Mellon is a psychotherapist, counselor and storyteller. Nancy explains how she uses and encourages in her clients, an openness to creative, healing storytelling and how it is used for health and healing. Offering real life experiences to illustrate. Warm, engaging, and educational.
Today, Simple Life Radio explores some cool out of the box ideas and "Good News" in contrast to the constant barrage of world news that can create concern, confusion and even fear.
We have some callers who chimed in on the topic with some good ideas too! Solar applications, bananas into bio-plastic, and wildlife overpasses.
Where do you get your good news?
Pamela Takigawa is a Monterey, California based artist who specializes in watercolor prints of natural and oceanic environments. She has her work at the Carmel Art Association. Her detailed monotype prints are transferred to paper to paper with printer's ink on an etching press, but unlike etching, the woodblock print surface is devoid of scratching or caving. She creates her images by inking the plate and wiping away areas that will be left free of ink on the paper.
She shares her original inspiration, motivation today and the messages she hopes to convey.
Rex Bennett has been in the fitness field for decades and shares his experiences as a professional personal trainer as well as his own journey through career stress, doctor's warnings, multiple medications; to a fit happy and healthy lifestyle. Great candor, real life experiences and many pearls of wisdom!
Joann Marie Donahoe is a local Vet who make house calls, shares about what "Animal Parenting" as she wrote the book on it! Much like human family dynamics, when pets ar part of the family they will adapt to the existing dynamics; and mirror what patterns we have put in place. Joann talks about experiences with extreme cases that very quickly turn around. Full of passion for our four-legged companions, Joann is candid, authentic and entertaining as well as informative.
Her website: www.animalparenting.com