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Young Farmers: Mitch

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With his gardening business thriving, Mitch discusses what planting means to him

In this episode of Young Farmers, we visit with young gardening enthusiast and erstwhile SHFT contributor Mitchell Flexo, whose experience in college ignited his eco ideals, not to mention his curiosity about growing food. With no childhood planting experience, Mitch was left to his own devices in transforming his yard into a garden. Now, he has his own little gardening business, helping......read more

Young Farmers: Edgar

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A young Angeleno transforms his passion for plants into a job

For our final episode of Young Farmers, allow us to introduce you to Edgar, a young Angeleno who extended his passion for plants into a job that's as rewarding as any we've ever heard of: converting empty lots into community gardens. Edgar, we learn, is a man who was born to plant; when  his mom was pregnant with him, she craved eating dirt. Yes, dirt. And so Edgar's fate was sealed. Now,......read more

A Taste of Vietnam

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A culinary chronicle of Vietnam from The Perennial Plate

We're admittedly a bit late to the table on this on The Perennial Plate, a weekly web series documenting a foodie couple's adventures in sustainable eating. It's downright delicious. For "A Taste of Vietnam," TPP's Daniel Klein and Mirra Find ate their way through the Southeast Asian country for two weeks, exploring the hidden corners of Vietnamese cuisine. The fast-paced clip......read more

The Beekeeper

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A Made By Hand profile of rooftop beekeeping in Brooklyn

Created by Brooklyn filmmaker Keith Ehrlich, the excellent web series Made By Hand profiles various pockets of artisinal activity around New York City. The latest episode departs from the black-and-white look of the first two episodes, with a beautifully shot, sun-soaked view of a rooftop beekeeping operation in Brooklyn. Local farmer Megan Paska has witnessed beekeeping as it......read more

The Big SHFT: Alice Waters, Food Revolutionary

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Meet the the woman who transformed American fine dining

Today, Alice Waters is the queen bee of sustainable food movement. But it was flavor, not sustainability, that led the owner of Chez Panisse to local, organic food. Since founding the Berkeley eatery 40 years ago, Alice has helped inspire nothing short of a culinary revolution. These days, you won't find her in the restaurant's kitchen because she is too busy heading up the Chez Panisse......read more

The Perennial Plate: An American Food Trip

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Daniel Klein sets out across the States on a sustainable food adventure

For "An American Food Trip," another instalment in the excellent Perennial Plate series about sustainable eating, filmmaker Daniel Klein and his team travelled 23,000 miles across 42 states to tell the stories of "Real Food in America." The resulting clip, cobbled together from seven terrabytes of footage, offers a fast-moving and fascinating glimpse at food culture all over the States. As......read more

The Perennial Plate: The Middle Way

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In China, the sustainable food series documents a restaurant owner's plight to promote organic produce

After graduating from an urban university and gaining some experience working in the city, Lifen Yang succumbed to the magnetic pull of her rural homeland near Kumming, in China's Yunnan province. Returning home, she applied her business know-how to launching her own restaurant. Sourcing organic produce from her parents' farm, Yang promotes healthy, sustainable food practices in the area. In "The......read more

Eco Age

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UK green design trailblazer Nicola Giuggioli on sustainablility and design.

London's Eco Age is a store, showroom and consultancy that acts as a hub for all things green. Founder Nicola Giuggioli doesn't think "sustainable design" should infer any particular aesthetic. Neither do we. Here, Giuggioli discusses the concept....read more

Shwood Skateboard Shades

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Broken skate decks upcycled into stylin' sunglasses

Oregon-based eyewear innovators Shwood hooked up with the HUF skate team in pursuit of Shwood's latest design experiment: shades made from broken skateboard decks. The results, shaped entirely in Shwood's woodshop, are a one-of-a-kind pair of sustainable sunglasses, crafted purely out of curiosity. We'd love to see these hit the market. From Shwood: A simple experiment with nature. Born from......read more

Shwood: Scrap Surf

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Shwood founder Eric Singer teams up with friends to craft a unique surfboard from reclaimed wood

Portland-based wooden eyewear company Shwood furthers its "Experiment" video series [previously] with this new clip that has something for everyone, from green design heads and surf shredders to crafty types and girls who like cool dudes. "Scrap Surf" features Shwood founder Eric Singer teaming up with his friends to create a wooden surfboard using reclaimed wood found on the......read more

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