July 4, 2017
Happy Tiny Movement Tuesday and 4th of July!
I sat here worried if I have enough drinks and food for the 5 friends coming over to celebrate the 4th and after relistening to this episode, I'm catapolted back into perspective. What would it be like to only have three worries in life, weather, water, and food? Really... I can't wrap my mind around it. That's exactly how Ryan and Nicole Levinson live on their tiny dwelling, a 28' sailboat Nioma.
I had the opportunity to interview Ryan just before their Pacific crossing and ask them about what it was like to live on a sailboat, the logistics and planning involved in prepping for a pacific crossing, fear and how to conquer it, what is was like to live in a tiny floating dwelling with muscular dystrophy, and if he were to do it all over again would he change anything.
Spoiler alert, they made a safe crossing shortly after this interview and have been living and sailing in the French Polynesian Islands in pure bliss for months.
The interview was conducted over a lower quality connection in a port in Mexico but it's not too bad.
June 30, 2017
For this Urban Farming Friday I had the great pleasure to speak with Queen Bee, Lisa Graham of YYC Beeswax. I had a lot to learn about this sweet topic, and Lisa didn't disappoint.
I had no idea how many products bees produced. My favorite was probably bee's pollen. I loved how Lisa described the pollen traps as doormats for the bees. The pollen simply falls off of their feet as if they wiped their feet before entering their honeycomb home. I learned that the pollen comes in numerous colors and flavors depending on where the bees were and which plants the bees were pollinating from.
Since Graham is a soloprenuer (one person startup) we also had the chance to talk shop, and swap the pros and cons of being and entrepreneur, the challenges a startup offers, and the tools that have helped her shape and grow her company as well as manage the day to day operations.