Ken shares his original inspiration at age 10 reading The Secret Garden. Years later, at UCSC his participation in the garden project would turn him to this life's work. Winning awards for community outreach and innovation his team of passionate professionals, continue to grow.
This interview was very informative on the topic of organic farming, ecological landscaping, and permaculture innovations and education.
Ken Foster, is a native of Santa Cruz, California. In 1985 Ken was an apprentice
at the U.C. Santa Cruz Farm and Garden
and has a certificate in Ecological Horticulture from there. Ken also
has an A.S. degree in horticulture from Cabrillo College. Ken is a
landscape contractor, a certified permaculture designer and the owner
of Terra Nova Ecological Landscaping since 1988.
Contributing author to "Contagious Optimism" David Martin is certainly an up-beat guy! He is also a CEO of INDX Strategies Wealth Management and also founder of Marin the Hiking Club. That is an indicator about David's balance, his passion keeps him vibrant in a life he dearly appreciates. His optimism permeates all aspects of life and he doesn't have his head in the sand. Engaging, introspective and just plain fun.
Today, Simple Life Radio explores some cool out of the box ideas and "Good News" in contrast to the constant barrage of world news that can create concern, confusion and even fear.
We have some callers who chimed in on the topic with some good ideas too! Solar applications, bananas into bio-plastic, and wildlife overpasses.
Where do you get your good news?
Pamela Takigawa is a Monterey, California based artist who specializes in watercolor prints of natural and oceanic environments. She has her work at the Carmel Art Association. Her detailed monotype prints are transferred to paper to paper with printer's ink on an etching press, but unlike etching, the woodblock print surface is devoid of scratching or caving. She creates her images by inking the plate and wiping away areas that will be left free of ink on the paper.
She shares her original inspiration, motivation today and the messages she hopes to convey.