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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Drink Swear Cry!

Hands up  if you like horror stories... with happy endings! In Landscape Architecture, no assumptions or directions allowed...only analysis, research, data, information then create. We are totally dependent on...What happens next!

Super (Control) Freaks, well this just does not work.  So what do you do?  Ask someone...Elizabeth Gilbert, she should know. She wrote popular, best selling book "Eat, Pray, Love" about creativity and crisis.   Her take on creativity and genius while unorthodox, gives me hope about the projects at hand. Right?

WHERE is the story? HOW do I find it? WHEN I find it how do I tell it?  HOW do I tell the story? WHAT is the story? 


According, to Elizabeth...my questions reflect what most creative people go through...you see the abyss and jump.  You know you won't expire...but, the criticism....the second guessing and the pain or creation.

So this final project stuff is drives me to drink wine, swear at everyone and cry because I have an audience! But Hey...I have some really great photos and video.  I review....all of the notes and recollect my community.  I reflect on the muthos....the technos...then, Ahhhhh!

I just sent a tweet to my...Genius!


Thursday, March 10, 2011

Dirt to Food...What happen's in between?


Code Academy students ready to work! 
Shot angle supports the new experience

SENECA    Dirt has been associated with being impure, foul or unclean.  Through advertising and rhetoric, generations have received misinformation "our soil is bad"!  The truth is  "dirt supports our existence". Without the the soil and earth we would perish.

DIRT to FOOD Project  The name of the project is a study in and of itself.  D2F is a CU student lead organization dedicated to increasing sustainability, creating a food network and educating Clemson University & surrounding areas about fresh, local grown food.


Volunteers help students
connect to food sources


D2F is working with students at Code Academy in Seneca.  According to, Brittany Lusk, March 4th was just the beginning!  The Greenhouse Repair and Seeding activity was the start of a big things at Code!  The D2F workday marked the beginning of a larger project to reach the Code Academy students.

Tropos: 7 shots to perfection.
This shot took 7 tries to get comfortable!



Connecting the students with the season, D2F actively connects staff and students with a big idea: Our food has been super engineered to be cheap and plentiful while providing little nourishment.  

The Dirt to Food Projects seeks to connect with the community and reconnect where a disassociation from the source of of all of our food...dirt.

March 11, friday- D2F is helping Code Academy students install the Early Spring Gardens.  Set up begins at 11AM with activities lasting till 2:30PM.

Code Academy is located at 905 South Oak Street, Seneca, SC.  For directions, call: (864) 886-4435.

You Can Dig it!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

VATICAN GREEN: The Hippest Color of the Season!

Tony Panuccio: My Friend
CHECK and Check Please!
Sunday- I have this love affair with breakfast. What a great idea to start a day!

Never having a bad one- hot coffee & great conversation- Key to the experience, having it all with your most excellent friend. Today Tony Pannucio (my favorite dining companion) informed me Father West at St. Paul the Apostle Church said,

The Vatican is seeking to become Carbon Neutral!

Upon further investigation, I find out the Catholic Church has become quite active in the sustainability movement.  In fact, the Vatican installed solar panels on Nervi Hall. The Church has called for an "Ecological Conversion"; this is a direct result of the Church's sustainability efforts.