Community Supported Agriculture in Southwest Washington

As we try to find ways to eat more locally grown, organic produce, it’s always nice to know what are our available (and reasonable) options. Community supported agriculture is one of the ways we can support local farmers through purchasing a “share” from the farmer for the growing season. Last year, through the Camas Farmer’sContinue reading “Community Supported Agriculture in Southwest Washington”

On Earth As it is in Heaven

This is the last week for peace month at Camas Friends even though January officially ended a couple days ago. I thought why not extend it just a little longer so we can focus on making peace with the earth? To get things started off properly I decided to take a couple walks today. FirstContinue reading “On Earth As it is in Heaven”

Food, Inc. Documentary on Where Our Food Comes From (Review)

The tag line for FOOD, inc. is “You’ll never look at your dinner the same way again,” and well, they’re right. This for some of you may be the very reason why you decide in advance to not watch it, or to not read the rest of this post, but let me encourage you toContinue reading “Food, Inc. Documentary on Where Our Food Comes From (Review)”

Dive! The Film: A Review of Jeremy Seifert’s Documentary on Dumpster Diving

At Camas Friends Church, we’ve been doing a monthly film and discussion group we’re calling “Last Sundays for the Earth.” The purpose of the event is to watch a film, or have a person come in and facilitate a discussion, around issues in sustainable living (and what we can do about it as the church).Continue reading “Dive! The Film: A Review of Jeremy Seifert’s Documentary on Dumpster Diving”

Michael Pollan’s NY Times Food Rules

Michael Pollan of the “In Defense of Food” fame has compiled a list of 20 do’s and don’ts for food on the NY Times. It’s not only a great list with some provocative thoughts, but it’s also just kind of fun to flip through. Here are my favorites. Emily and I are really into eatingContinue reading “Michael Pollan’s NY Times Food Rules”

Quakerism and Sustainability: Camas Friends Practice A New “Plainness”

I’ve posted about this already on Twitter and Facebook so excuse the repetition, but it seems like it should be here on my blog as well. Plus, I’m really pleased with our church. Camas Friends are doing some pretty cool stuff, and it’s all stuff I cannot take any credit for! (This just shows howContinue reading “Quakerism and Sustainability: Camas Friends Practice A New “Plainness””

GiL Video: Resistance and Simplicity: Reflections On Swimming Upstream

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=4468240&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=FEF52D&fullscreen=1 Resistance and Simplicity from wess on Vimeo. In this video I discuss some of the questions I have around using words like “simplicity” when it comes to living out the Gospel in a consumer culture. With a nod to early Friends history, John Woolman, and some contemporary examples of the greening of capitalism, IContinue reading “GiL Video: Resistance and Simplicity: Reflections On Swimming Upstream”

How Many Burgers (Or Burritos) Does it Take To Fuel Your Bike?

I remembering seeing this awhile ago in GOOD, a magazine I subscribe to and really like. I meant to post it then but totally forgot about it until today when a friend sent it to me. It’s a pretty simple equation – bicycling rocks, even more than walking! The only thing I’d change about thisContinue reading “How Many Burgers (Or Burritos) Does it Take To Fuel Your Bike?”

The Story of Stuff: Where It Comes From and Where It Goes

 As you know I’m interested in the environment and how our everyday practices impact it, so I’m always happy to see more people trying to raise awareness through creative means. A friend sent this link around the other day urging us to take the 20 minutes and watch the video. I’m going to do theContinue reading “The Story of Stuff: Where It Comes From and Where It Goes”