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Home Energy Audit

Home Energy Audit

Home Energy Audit with Imagine Energy Nick Phillips of Imagine Energy visited our recently purchased home last week to give us a home energy audit. An …

 

Tuna Canning Workshop with Slow Food Portland

Tuna Canning Workshop with Slow Food Portland

By Ken Beck Jamie Oliver on his Food Revolution show meets children that do not know that “french fries” come from potatoes; Like me, I’m sure …

 

First Green Zebra Store Opening

First Green Zebra Store Opening

On Oct 8, 2013, Lisa Sedlar and Shannon Hiller-Webb had a dream come true. They opened the first of their healthy convenient stores called Green …

 

Our Table Cooperative Short Documentary

Our Table Cooperative Short Documentary

Our Table is a farm cooperative 15 miles south of Portland, Oregon. The co-op and one of its farmers, Josh Volk, are the subject of …

 

Blind-Tasting Bingo at Ecotrust – My First Motion!

Blind-Tasting Bingo at Ecotrust – My First Motion!

Blind-Tasting Bingo, an Ecotrust and Edible Portland event Blind-Tasting Bingo is the brain child of Jeanne Kubal and Lola Milholland of Ecotrust and Edible Portland. They …

 

Berry Pickin’

Berry Pickin’

It’s berry picking time in Oregon.  Strawberries have been wonderful this year thanks to an uncommonly sunny and warm spring. Blueberries have just started ripening …

 

Camas Davis “Basic Pig Butchery” at FeastPDX

Camas Davis “Basic Pig Butchery” at FeastPDX

Last fall, the inaugural Feast Portland event provided the opportunity to photograph Camas Davis’ Basic Pig Butchery workshop. Camas is part of a growing movement …

 

Small Farm Chicken Processing

Small Farm Chicken Processing

At this time of year, my husband and I head back to the Carolina’s to visit family. One highlight of our trip is our favorite …

 

Green Adventures #21 Sustainable Seafood: Oregon Dungeness Crab

Green Adventures #21 Sustainable Seafood: Oregon Dungeness Crab

Like many Oregonians, one of the warm thoughts that keeps me going during our cold and rainy winters is the opening of Dungeness crab season. Not only is Oregon Dungeness …

 

Oregon Soap Company

Oregon Soap Company

Meet the Oregon Soap Company – it’s been around for almost 20 years and it’s the kind of local, sustainable business that I love to …

 

Mushroom, Mold & Yeast Feast 2012

Mushroom, Mold & Yeast Feast 2012

I photographed and dined at the Mushroom, Mold & Yeast Feast this past Thursday night and was amazed at all the delicious dishes that could …

 

Green Adventures #20 – Small Farm Profile: Dancing Roots Farm CSA

Green Adventures #20 – Small Farm Profile: Dancing Roots Farm CSA

If you’ve dined in Portland at Lucca, Park Kitchen, Ned Ludd, or Natural Selection then you’ve most likely eaten vegetables from Dancing Roots Farm. Dancing …

 

Dungeness Crabbing at Kelly’s Marina

Dungeness Crabbing at Kelly’s Marina

Oregon Dungeness Crab is one of the most sustainably harvested commercial seafoods in the world. The season for commercial fishing of them doesn’t start until …

 

Green Adventures #19 The New-Old Apple Cider

Green Adventures #19 The New-Old Apple Cider

Looking for a new beverage to pair with your food this fall? How about one of the new hard apple ciders crafted by a small …

 

Feast Portland Culinary Workshops

Feast Portland Culinary Workshops

Here are photos from the culinary workshops I photographed at Le Cordon Bleu cooking school in downtown Portland. The classes were over my head, but I …

 

Feast Portland Cocktail and Bitters Workshop Photos

Feast Portland Cocktail and Bitters Workshop Photos

Feast Portland was a whirlwind of activity and flavors. One of its components was a series of workshops held at Le Cordon Bleu cooking school …

 

Feast PDX at Olympic Provisions

Feast PDX at Olympic Provisions

My first event at Feast PDX was at Olympic Provisions with in-house chefs Eli Cairo and Alex Yoder. Also on board was Paul Kahan from …

 

Zenger Farm Summer Camp Photos

Zenger Farm Summer Camp Photos

“What did you do this summer?” As kids across the nation will soon be answering that question, some of them will say they went to …

 

2012 Oregon Berry Festival

2012 Oregon Berry Festival

Oregon is abundant with a large variety of berries and “going berry picking” is a big Oregon tradition. Not only is one rewarded with pints …

 

Venice, California

Venice, California

I just had my first visit to Southern California and it has been much more inspirational than expected. Venice, California is a place I’ve seen …

 

Slow Hand Farm Photos

Slow Hand Farm Photos

It’s that time of year when the weather is warming up and farms are producing a lot of delicious, beautiful, healthy produce. Slow Hand Farm …

 

Rob Roy, Sustainable Metal Artist

Rob Roy, Sustainable Metal Artist

Rob Roy is an artist and sculptor who has been making art out of recycled and discarded objects for more than 15 years.  Some of his …

 

Update on Bees and Colony Collapse Disorder

Update on Bees and Colony Collapse Disorder

It’s been a while since I visited a local apiary and photographed bees to learn more about Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). I took this photo …

 

21st Avenue Bicycles Photos

21st Avenue Bicycles Photos

My local bike store let me hang out with them on a rare sunny afternoon last week. Amanda, Sean, and Kurt are some of the …

 

Green Adventures #17 Spring Photos

Green Adventures #17 Spring Photos

In honor of the spring equinox and the various seasonal religious holidays, I have put together a gallery of some favorite images that celebrate spring.

 

Winter Vineyard Photos at Chehalem

Winter Vineyard Photos at Chehalem

I visited Chehalem Vineyards on a rare non-rainy day a couple of weeks ago. Chad, the vineyard manager, taught me just as much, if not …

 

Green Adventures #16 Effective E-Waste Recycling Photos at Free Geek

Green Adventures #16 Effective E-Waste Recycling Photos at Free Geek

You know how most of us get new mobile phones every two years? And new computers and new iPods and so on?  An unfortunate consequence …

 

Sustainable Philosophy

Sustainable Philosophy

Living on less resources is important to me. As I continue to study sustainability, it’s becoming clearer to me that the efficient and conservative use …

 

Oregon Wild Mushroom Hike Photos

Oregon Wild Mushroom Hike Photos

Recently, I satisfied a long desire to go mushroom hunting in the woods of Oregon. I signed up for an Oregon Wild Hike with the …

 

Green Adventures #15 Joel Salatin Workshop at Afton Field Farm

Green Adventures #15 Joel Salatin Workshop at Afton Field Farm

Welcome to Green Adventures #15! The newsletter has an updated design to match my new website (yay!).  The new website was designed by Deny Ehrlich …

 

Green Adventure #14 Supporting Community Agriculture

Green Adventure #14 Supporting Community Agriculture

The Time’s Ripe for Supporting Local Agriculture. This newsletter features photos of Diggin’ Roots CSA based in Portland, Oregon. See photos about CSAs and how they support …

 

Green Adventures #13 Low Impact Celebrations

Green Adventures #13 Low Impact Celebrations

Low Impact Celebrations. Shawn photographs a sustainable wedding in Rutland, VT and shares some green ideas for any celebration you may have during the holidays. …

 

Beer Growlers – Low-Impact Fun!

Beer Growlers – Low-Impact Fun!

Beer grolwers are one of my favorite low-impact tools. They are reusable 64 oz glass jugs that most breweries will fill with your favorite beer …

 

Green Adventures #12 Best Farm Photos

Green Adventures #12 Best Farm Photos

The twelfth newsletter celebrates 2 fantastic years of eco photography. See the best farm photography Shawn has taken to date.Excerpt from Newsletter: “It was two years …

 

Is Technology Sustainable?

Is Technology Sustainable?

The past few months have found me using a lot of my free time making a big decision – which new mobile phone to purchase. …

 

Green Adventures #11 Questioning Cannabis

Green Adventures #11 Questioning Cannabis

Questioning Cannabis. Shawn takes photos of cannabis, aka medicinal marijuana, and asks questions about it and industrial hemp. Excerpt from Newsletter: “Cannabis is a genus of flowering …

 

Green Adventures #10 Why Buy Organic?

Green Adventures #10 Why Buy Organic?

Why Buy Organic? Shawn features Oregon Tilth and two organic farms, one in North Carolina and one in Oregon, to study the ideas behind organic …

 

Green Adventures #9 Sproutrageous New Year!

Green Adventures #9 Sproutrageous New Year!

Sproutrageous New Year! Shawn starts the year off by sprouting beans in the kitchen and celebrating a story on FFA she photographed for ediblePortland. The newsletter …

 

Green Adventures #8 State of Bee-ing

Green Adventures #8 State of Bee-ing

State of Bee-ing. Newsletter #8 features photos from Shawn visiting an apiary to learn about Colony Collapse Disorder. It also features Portland Fruit Tree Project and …

 

Green Adventures #7 – Be Here Nau

Green Adventures #7 – Be Here Nau

Newsletter #7 features Nau.com and Wingnut Confections: Shawn Linehan Green Adventures #7 – Be Here Nau. Excerpt from Newsletter: I like to think that the choices we …

 

Merino Wool & Sustainable Clothing

Merino Wool & Sustainable Clothing

photo by Ken Beck Merino wool has become one of my favorite fabrics. I recently bought two light-weight merino wool shirts from Nau – the m1 …

 

Green Adventure #6 Cooperatives Are Cool

Green Adventure #6 Cooperatives Are Cool

Coopertives are Cool! Check out Shawn’s sixth newsletter on how cooperatives are involved in the sustainability movement and features photos of Organic Valley, People’s Food …

 

Celebrity Dairy Goat Cheese

Celebrity Dairy Goat Cheese

“NC is the pinnacle of sustainable farming,” says Brit Pfann, co-owner of Celebrity Dairy Farm. He gives five reasons for this statement: the local community …

 

The PLENTY – Local Currency in the Piedmont of NC

The PLENTY – Local Currency in the Piedmont of NC

One thing North Carolina has that I haven’t seen in Oregon is a local currency.  The PLENTY (Piedmont Local Economy Tender) began circulating in 2002 and …

 

Green Adventures #4 Backyard Chickens Rule

Green Adventures #4 Backyard Chickens Rule

In this newsletter, Shawn takes on the challenge of photographing backyard chickens backyard chickens. Those things move fast! Excerpt: What’s all the fuss about backyard chickens? Well, first, …

 

Healthy Chicken = Healthy Egg = Healthy Shawn

Healthy Chicken = Healthy Egg = Healthy Shawn

I was amazed to learn that eggs are the result of hens ovulating. Unlike humans, they ovulate almost every day which results in a delicious …

 

Green Adventures #3 – Beers, Bikes, and Bob!

Green Adventures #3 – Beers, Bikes, and Bob!

Beers, Bikes, and Bob! I interview the owner of HUB/Hopworks Urban Brewery, take photos at the Recyclery, and take of tour of Bob’s Red Mill. Excerpt from …

 

A New Grit, Yellow Grits from Bob’s Red Mill

A New Grit, Yellow Grits from Bob’s Red Mill

I don’t know that I’ll ever eat white grits again. Being from the Carolinas, Ken and I were brought up on white grits and have …

 

Our First Batch of Mead

Our First Batch of Mead

Last June 21 on the Summer Solstice, Ken and I began our first batch of mead. We’d enjoyed our friend Homsi’s mead in the past and …

 

Grass Fed Cattle at Burgundy Pasture Beef

Grass Fed Cattle at Burgundy Pasture Beef

While visiting my sister in Ft. Worth, Texas I decided to see if I could visit some local organic farms. I was having trouble finding …

 

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