Chris Prudhomme
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  • San Jose, CA
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How might your current work contribute to the sustainability movement?
I am currently working on food security and localization in the South Bay Area, particularly San Jose.

I am an intern with Veggielution (www.veggielution.org) and a volunteer at Full Circle Farm, Sunnyvale
In what ways do you personally identify with the Sustainability & Transition movement? Why are you interested?
There are so many ways that I connect to the Transition movement, it's hard to start. The most import part I think is that it is a move back to a more enjoyable state of living and towards a way of life and community that just makes more sense to me. Our current systems are so complex that NOBODY understands them completely, which results in various disasters, many of which could be avoided or mitigated by having communities that simply know how to take care of themselves.
What background and skills do you bring to this community?
I am training as a permaculture designer and I am a long time gardener. So growing food and beautiful local habitats are my main focus.

Beside that I am a programmer/web applications developer and can participate in the creation of electronic tools and interfaces to help people organize and collaborate
Your Personal Website (if you have one)
http://porchsideecology.com/abundance
What aspects of the sustainability movement most interests you?
...lets see, let me count the ways.....web tools, horticultural knowledge, backyard produce, design, passion, creativity and pragmatism

That's a good starting list. To sum up, just being involved in the ways that I fit best
Your Favorite Books/Websites/Blogs/RSS Feeds for Information about the Sustainability Movement
The Transition Handbook
Gaia's Garden
www.freedomgardens.org
http://urbanhomestead.org/

Chris Prudhomme's Blog

Keeping seed diversity afloat - Arks and RAFTs

I'm on the lookout for California heritage vegetables, herbs and fruits, especially California RAFT foods (the link is to a pdf file). For those who are growing rare California heritage varieties or if you know a grower, feel free to contact me. I would love to start bringing these into my own garden!



This is my favorite plant in the garden at the moment. It is Bronze Arrow lettuce grown from seed that I… Continue

Posted on February 22, 2009 at 6:57pm

New Beginnings

(this is a repost from my blog porch side abundance)



One year has passed since I started seriously researching and growing my garden. I'm a renter so even though my landlord has been generous, there are limits to what I can do. These limits are good though, because they focus and refine the gazillions of possible arrangements down to what works within the the 500 square feet of garden space and the border along the 'lawn' in… Continue

Posted on February 2, 2009 at 3:34pm

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At 3:20pm on July 18, 2009, David Sprowls said…
Am interested in urban gardening/edible landscaping as one important aspect of post-peak-prep. Dropped by the work party Sun morn 7/12/09 at Veggielution but didn’t manage to stick out the full two hours. Planning to go back again tomorrow. Also signed up with hyperlocavore but not a lot happening there just yet. Have made repeated attempts to contact Full Circle Farm over the past 6-9 months and never been able to get through or have my phone calls returned. Not much I can do at home in my current living situation. Studied AgroEcology at UC Santa Cruz in the 1980s but never did a lot with it directly, more focused on alternate energy. Feel there is a proper place for biofuels if done right. No I’m not advocating corn ethanol to feed SUVs. Rob Hopkins describes the priorities as: food, medicinels, biomaterials, and biofuels in that order. I’m in agreement. Need to start looking into formal permaculture classes, something simple at first. Any suggestions?
At 11:14am on February 4, 2009, bob banner said…
welcome to this site Chris!!
Sounds fabulous!!! This site is so overwhelmingly positve and inspiring since there are so many people like you doing great things!!

welcome!

bob

 
 
 

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