Other Reviews

LiveSift: Sifting for Gems in the Crowd

The world is changing (quickly). The old model – where one person at the top of an organization gets an idea and then tells those below him what to do to implement it – is outdated. Organizations like this are faltering every day. Quickly taking their place is a new breed of organization, a lateral one. These collaborative organizations don’t …

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Slow Food at Potager Cafe

Slow Food? Never heard of it? Me neither. That’s why I jumped at the chance to find out what Slow Food is about, when a friend of mine invited me to Potager Cafe, a restaurant near the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA). It was there that I had the experience “Slow Food”, food that has been locally sourced and …

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Discovering Urban Acres

I discovered Urban Acres three times before I finally made my first visit: Groupon, a Google Map search, and word-of-mouth.  Urban Acres is a a farmstead and co-op that supplies local, organic produce to thousands across the metroplex. It has a Texas-sized heart for local food and the local farmers and artisans that supply them. What’s does it add up …

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Local Buzz: Hawaiian Rainbow Bees

While taking a walk around Malcolm Yorkston’s house deep in the Manoa Valley I immediately became happy.  This happens every time I’m in Manoa.  The tropical, lush environment breeds life, and the flora is beautiful as well as it is tasty.  As we walked, Malcolm pointed out all the trees on his property from avocados, papayas, mountain apples, mango, and …

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Kako’o ‘Oiwi: A Primer

It’s a strange name to some. It’s an overgrown swamp to others. That’s putting it lightly along with missing out on the incredible story behind the He’eia Streambed and Kako’o ‘Oiwi. It was once an ancient agricultural powerhouse, but fell into disuse and saw a rebirth in the last 5 years. While hardly worth a glance while heading to the …

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