Archive for the ‘Ecology’ Category

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Commitment of Joy Sterling and Kevin Jorgeson toward our Earth

These days, Mother Nature is cleverly disguised as Joy Sterling, of Iron Horse Vineyards. For as long as I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Joy, I’ve found this to be true. She has the intellect, understanding, compassion, and resources to pull it off. She cares for the earth in ways that many of us can’t […]

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Earth Day 2015 April 22

The Summer of Love gave birth to an important movement… The first Earth Day began the following year in 1970, by U.S. Senator from Wisconsin Gaylord Nelson. He witnessed the ravages of the 1969 massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California. He was inspired by the Vietnam anti-war movement and felt that if he could take […]

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The timing of the Green Parade has never been better… Irrigation-wise

Earth Day is just days away…. California’s drought versus viticulture is very complex, but has the ability to get people thinking more intelligently and scientifically. And, the Green Parade may have finally just arrived, more than a few decades from the summer of love, peace, and ecology. I just read an article by Dan Berger […]

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Earth Day in Green Valley of Russian River Valley

Earth Day in Green Valley of Russian River Valley is near and dear to my heart. I’m a Summer of Love survivor and apostle. In Northern California, nobody does Earth Day better than our own Joy Sterling of Iron Horse Vineyards. She, too, is an apostle of treating Mother Earth with dignity and r-e-s-p-e-c-t. For […]

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The only way to get over this is to get under it, Governor Brown

Governor Brown, this blog post is dedicated to you: If you see me in this vineyard tomorrow morning, only five minutes from my home, with my bar of soap and towel, know that this is where I’ll be taking my showers from now on. My husband went out and about yesterday, to get coffee, something […]

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Meeting one’s inspiration ~ Sandra Day O’Connor at Iron Horse on Earth Day

Sandra Day O’Connor has been a very important inspiration in my life; and was an anchor for me while I was dangerously adrift in my early days of getting into the wine business… “You’ve made me cry,” she said to me. “Well, you’ve made me cry, too,” I said to her. That was a brief […]

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Eat, Drink & Be Green at Iron Horse ~ Sunday April 21, 2013

I’m a huge fan of Iron Horse’s Earth Day events. Joy Sterling is committed to the environment in ways that inspire me. While I build a collage of the trash I’ve been collecting from the neighboring school children (left in our front yard over the past year) in order to create my annual “art” gift […]

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Celebrating Earth Day (April 22) by focusing on a very green wine writer ~ Paul Gregutt

It’s not easy being green, as “Kermie” likes to sing; but then, all good things take more thought, understanding, and commitment. And by a very green wine writer, I don’t mean “green” by experience; I mean green by social consciousness. Earth Day is this Sunday, and I thought that I’d not focus on green wines […]

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The Green Wine Summit

It’s still not easy being green, but once you’ve found your social consciousness it becomes easier… Remember Kermie the Frog singing, it’s not easy being green? I sang along with my children, because I had made a commitment to the environment by the late 1960, and I’ve been committed to it ever since. My first […]

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Put a Cork In It… And You’ll Plant A Tree

I once wrote, “Oh, Put a Cork in It!” after having returned from Portugal and seeing cork trees during harvest time. It made me realize how truly special cork trees are. They’re renewable, they’re recyclable, they’re the bomb! How about reusable?! Now, the California Wine Club (CWC) and their “Put a Cork in It” nationwide […]