THE WRAP UP: The Carrot Chase
An interview with Michael J. Sliwa. He and his wife Karen made a life changing decision last year. He talks about his frustrations and inspirations that led to this courageous decision and the challenges that both he and Karen faced.
Here are a few links mentioned in this video.
- Chasing a Different Carrot Follow the further adventures of Mike and Karen. They will post their videos and articles regarding their journeys and what they have learn and discovered along the way.
- Guy McPherson (Nature Bats Last): This blog focuses on the natural world, with a particular emphasis on the twin sides of our fossil-fuel addiction: (1) global climate change and (2) energy decline. Because these phenomena impact every aspect of life on Earth, specific topics range widely, and include philosophy, evolution, economics, humanity, politics, current events, and many aspects of the human condition.
- WWOOF! World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms. Links volunteers with organic farmers, and help people share more sustainable ways of living.
- HelpX is an online listing of host organic farms, non-organic farms, farmstays, homestays, ranches, lodges, B&Bs, backpackers hostels and even sailing boats who invite volunteer helpers to stay with them short-term in exchange for food and accommodation.
- GrowFood.org: GrowFood connects farmers interested in teaching with people interested in farming. We can help you: Work on a farm this weekend; give your kids a real farming adventure; spend some time working in exchange for room, board, and experience; build a career for a lifetime.
Check out the original profile interview: http://cactusnewsonline.com/2012/03/17/carrot-chase-mike-sliwa-interview-2/Check out this interview with Mike and Karen: Mike & Karen Sliwa were in my neighborhood last year and we did this interview at the San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy in San Diego. They talk about the decisions that led them to “Walk Away From Empire” and pursue a way of life that they’ve never prepared for. Earlier last year they had worked with Guy McPherson learning perma-culture at The Mud Hut. Published on May 27, 2012 by sosebee2