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2 ~ What brought you to Ashland & Southern Oregon area? Let us know what’s been inspiring you these days!
My mother, father and brother live there. I visit often and LOVE the area. My wife and I intend to move down soon!
3 ~ What would you love to offer to and share with our community? What do you envision could be a few of the most beneficial things that could happen from actively using this site? Feel free to be outrageous!
I started a video production and web design company last month: Cascade Creative Productions. I specialize in helping small businesses become successful in the viral, digital revolution! This includes creating WordPress web sites, video production, setting up google analytics accounts to track web usage and google adWords to help drive traffic to your web site.
4 ~ Please describe any projects or businesses you'd like to develop, if any? What is your "JOB" (aka "Joy of Being")? What especially delights you?
I'm interested in turning local businesses on to a new web content management system called WordPress. Upon development and delivery of a new web site, WordPress allows anyone to update their own web site with simple changes without the need to pay web developers or buying and learning expensive, complex web editing software.
5 ~ Which intriguing concepts, local endeavors, links, music, art, websites, books, films, inventions have you been exploring?
A few of my fav films:
Gandhi, Antonia's Line, Amelie, Matrix, Minority Report, Chocolat, Apocalypse Now, Matewan, Diva, Earth and the American Dream, LA Confidential, Serenity, Network, Witness, The Fountain, The Illusionist, Man Facing Southeast, Bowling for Columbine, Déjà Vu, and SO many more! I LOVE films/moovies!!
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We want our food fast, convenient and cheap, but at what cost? As farms become supersized our environment suffers and so does the quality of our food. FOOD FOR THOUGHT, FOOD FOR LIFE wants to start a revolution in the food system. This film will be a conversation starter inspiring us to think differently about what we eat, and to make changes that will positively impact our health, our earth and our communities. A driving and optimistic soundtrack by the indie band Cloud Cult punctuates interviews with such visionaries as poet Wendell Berry, chef Dan Barber, and guerilla urban gardener Ron Finley. Viewers will be inspired by the fast-paced infographics, stories of change, and left with a real-time 'what you can do right now' message.
Powerful, direct and heartrending, The Starfish Throwers explores how three of the world's most fiercely compassionate individuals struggle to restore hope to the hopeless in unexpected and sometimes dangerous ways. Continents apart, a sixth grader, a top chef and retired school teacher fight what seems an unwinnable war until they discover their impact may reach further than their action.
What kind of super-fertilizer allows Paul Kaiser to grow so much food on a mere 8 acres? Lot’s of rotten food scraps and rotten plants – otherwise known as compost. And he uses loads of it. He uses farming practices both old, and cutting-edge-new so well that agricultural specialists from University of California at Davis who have tested his top soil can drive a four-foot steel pole all the way through his fields. This, as opposed to most parts of California, where it would hit infertile hard-pan in less than 12 inches. Last year, Kaiser’s farm located in Sonoma Valley, CA grossed more than $100,000 an acre, too. This is ten times the average for most farmers of this area, even in lucrative wine-country.