22 Aug 2011

wow – second place …. the power of a team

so we went to our first hackathon at the summer of smart. teamed up with some amazing folks to build an application for urban agriculture in 48 hours. the team put a front end dash board and interactive garden mapping for our gardening projects from live data being streamed from our...

17 Jun 2011

not for farmers – zoning permits

what can $500 get a farmer in oakland ... information that .... our two projects, the aquaponics entrepreneurial project and one of our secret projects are going to cost us an additional $6500 in zoning permits to the city of oakland - a two month process. for: a design review...

08 Jun 2011

frustrations of a farmer in oakland

it's been 4 weeks since i submitted a pre-zoning application to the planning division for the city of oakland. for $500 the least i would expect is an acknowledgement or status update ... that is asking too much ... it would probably cost to acknowledge receiving documents they insist on....

06 Jun 2011

thirty years ahead

i saw this old man cross the street to take a closer look at the windmill that has been waving to the commuters in west oakland ... i saw his question marks and soon we were chatting. wise old man robert turned out to be. he said he had been...

01 Jun 2011

half a year

it’s six months into the 2011 already, where does all this time flies to. the moments and the battles though trying when occurring soon fizzle, becoming insignificant in the bigger scope of things. blessings are a good thing – coming often in forms we may not identify at first or...