Saturday, December 19, 2009

Organic Greenhouse Part 2 Container Gardening



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In this second part of three segments featuring the SpringHouse portable greenhouse by www.FlowerHouses.com, we learn how to do container planting! First we visit our local Farmer's Market to meet up with Steve Rehn of www.ColeCanyonFarm.com to get some organic plantings and to learn how to transplant them for growing in our portable greenhouse. Then we take what we learned and using Ecoforms.com earth-friendly pots, we transplant the organic veggies, herbs and edible flowers into their new home!




For more information, please visit

www.FlowerHouses.com
www.ColeCanyonFarm.com
Ecoforms.com

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

In Nelson New Zealand at Eatright Foods!



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20GD7XL_Jao

In this segment from Organic Living TV we visit with Rebecca Douglas-Clifford, Managing Director of Eatright Foods. Using only the finest organic, sustainable and local ingredients, Eatright produces cookies, crackers and some cake products that are not only delicious, but are created with the utmost sensitivity to people with food allergies! Eatright doesn't stop there, they also source local recycled packaging and use bio-compost trays made from potato starch! Eatright products are available in Wholefoods markets in the U.S., as well as on-line through their website: http://www.Eatright.co.nz

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

New Zealand Day 16 Chef Charles Royal - Fern Mushroom Salad



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In this segment from Organic Living TV with the Hippy Gourmet we arrive on the north island of New Zealand to Rotorua and meet traditional Maori Chef Charles Royal! Charles takes us foraging for wild and indigenous ingredients. We end up back at Pounamu Lodge on Lake Tarewera to prepare a lovely wild Fern, Mushroom and Smoked Tomato Salad!

For more information, please visit
www.MaoriFood.com
www.PounamuLodge.co.nz

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Monday, June 15, 2009

In New Zealand Day 15 on the InterIslander Ferry!



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In this segment from Organic Living TV, we're crossing the Cook Strait from Picton to Wellington on the InterIslander Kaitaki Ferry! We meet up with the Captain Tor Hellesland on the bridge to talk about the incredible 3.5 hour journey from the south island to the north island of New Zealand! Special thanks to Nigel Parry, to Daniel Bridges from TravelBug and to the Ibis Hotel in Wellington!

For more information, please visit
www.InterIslander.co.nz
www.TravelBug.co.nz

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Friday, June 12, 2009

In New Zealand at Hapuku Lodge & Tree Houses!



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmykrM_ws4c

In this segment from Organic Living TV we visit with Stanley Morris, the Managing Partner at Hapuku Lodge and Tree Houses. Set against the awe inspiring backdrop of the Kaikoura coast on the east coast of the south island of New Zealand, Hapuku Lodge and Tree Houses is one of the world's most unique eco-accommodations! If you ever want to treat yourself to mountain views from your private balcony and south Pacific ocean views from a luxurious spa bath, Hapuku Lodge is your kind of place!

For more information, please visit www.HapukuLodge.co.nz

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Thursday, June 11, 2009

New Zealand Day 14 Hapuku Lodge making Vegetarian Ravioli!



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In this segment from Organic Living TV with the Hippy Gourmet we're in amazing Kaikoura New Zealand on the east coast of the south island! We arrive at Hapuku Lodge and Treehouses which is a breathtaking eco-accommodation perched between the mountains and south Pacific ocean! We meet Executive Chef Rich Huber who shares his favorite organic veggie picking spots with us on their sprawling property, to then bring us into his kitchen to make a wonderful vegetarian ravioli with roasted fennel!

For more information, please visit www.HapukuLodge.co.nz

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

In New Zealand Day 12 Seresin Estate Organic, Bio-Dynamic



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In this segment from Organic Living TV we're in the Marlborough wine region on the south island of New Zealand! We meet Jim Rawdon who introduces us to Seresin Estate, and then learn all about their bio-dynamic practices for making great wines and olive oils from Wendy Tillman! Great tasting wine too!

For more information, please visit www.Seresin.co.nz

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Monday, June 08, 2009

in New Zealand day 11 Awaroa Lodge with owner Barry Walters



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In this segment from Organic Living TV with the Hippy Gourmet we meet up with Barry Walters the owner of the incredible Awaroa Lodge in the Abel Tasman National Park, south island, New Zealand! Awaroa is an eco-lodge that walks the talk, providing organic produce from their gardens, directly to their gourmet kitchen! The lodge is set amongst the crystal blue water and lush green hills that make up this stunningly gorgeous Abel Tasman National Park!

For more information, please visit www.AwaroaLodge.co.nz

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Tuesday, June 02, 2009

In New Zealand at Awaroa Lodge, preparing Fettucine with Clams



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In this segment from Organic Living TV with the Hippy Gourmet we're in New Zealand in the stunningly gorgeous Abel Tasman National Park at Awaroa Lodge! First we meet up with Barry Walters, the owner of Awaroa Lodge, and do some sustainable net fishing and cockle digging! Then off to the piazza style kitchen to meet Selena Walters the Executive Chef, to make a delicious Fettucine with Clams!

For more information, please visit http://www.AwaroaLodge.co.nz

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Saturday, May 30, 2009

In New Zealand day 9 Abel Tasman region at Resurgence



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In this segment from Organic Living TV we are in the Abel Tasman region of New Zealand on the northern part of the south island, staying at The Resurgence! We meet Clare and Adam who roll out the green carpet for us in their 5-star nature resort!

For more information, please visit www.Resurgence.co.nz

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Friday, May 29, 2009

In New Zealand Day 8 Nelson Wine Region



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In this segment from Organic Living TV we are on tour in New Zealand in the Nelson wine region, where we meet up with Lars Jensen of Richmond Plains Wines, an organic, bio-dynamic vineyard!

For more information, please visit www.RichmondPlains.co.nz

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Thursday, May 28, 2009

In New Zealand Day 7 Nelson Enriching Day Spa



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In this segment from Organic Living TV we've made our way to the northern part of the south island of New Zealand in sunny Nelson! On route we stopped in for a lovely visit with Warren Hoy of Enriching Day Spa, who let us relax and chill out in their extremely warm hospitality!

For more information, please visit
www.Enriching.co.nz

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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

In New Zealand Day 6 story of Birds Ferry Lodge



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mzKNcSQVo4

In this segment from Organic Living TV we visit with Alison & Andre Gygax of Birds Ferry Lodge and discover their inspiration for building an organic, sustainable and beautiful B&B and cottage. We also travel around the lush west coast of the south island of New Zealand by Westport and meet the flora, fauna and wild life along the way!

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Monday, May 25, 2009

In New Zealand Days 4-6 BirdsFerryLodge with HippyGourmet



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In this segment from Organic Living TV we're traveling to the wild west coast of the south island of New Zealand! In Westport at Birds Ferry Lodge, we meet up with Alison & Andre Gygax who take us on a tour of their organic gardens where we pick ingredients for a special Roast Parsnip, Fennel & Red Quinoa Pilaf!

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Sunday, July 06, 2008

Richard Branson creating a wind and hydro powered resort!

Stefan Roberts in the Huffington Post's Green Section reports:

"Richard Branson announced, Tuesday, that he would be investing in Mosquito Island, the neighbor to Necker Island..." Which is located in the British Virgin Islands.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/stefan-roberts/lets-follow-richard-brans_b_110936.html

Stefan Roberts states in his article that "his (Branson's) plans are for a huge 20-villa estate with a restaurant and all the luxuries of which visitors to Necker Island have become accustomed...and the whole island will be powered by wind and hydro power, and aims to be completely and utterly carbon-neutral."

We feel that Richard Branson is one of the greatest, socially responsible entrepreneurs this planet has ever known!

When you look at all the multi-billionaires and triple-digit millionaires who prefer to show off their wealth using all forms of ostentatious wasteful things, like 'Hummer-limos,' or non-sustainable mansion building, we have to give a standing ovation to Mr. Branson for setting the bar on setting these proper kinds of green trends.

As you all well know by now, our TV series travels the world seeking out sustainable, eco-friendly locations and resorts that invite a new breed of planet-friendly tourism. We feature organic, bio-dynamic kitchens and alternatively powered places that have low/no impact on the environment.

So we celebrate the development of this new earth-thoughtful resort, especially as it will most certainly impart a sense of deeper wisdom to their visitors, hopefully inspiring them to go home and take action.

Peace, Love and Organics!
Your Hippy Gourmet family

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