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Read online Farewell, My Subaru: An Epic Adventure in Local Living.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Farewell, My Subaru: An Epic Adventure in Local Living Like many Americans Doug Fine enjoys his creature comforts but he also knows full well they keep him addicted to oil So he wonders Is it possible to keep his Netflix and his car his Wi Fi and his subwoofers and still i i reduce his carbon footprint In an attempt to find out Fine up and moves to a remote ranch in New Mexico where he brazenly vows to grow his own food use sunlight to power his world and drive on restaurant grease Never mind that he s never raised so much as a chicken or a bean Or that he has no mechanical or electrical skills .

Whether installing Japanese solar panels defending the goats he found on Craigslist against coyotes or co opting waste oil from the local Chinese restaurant to try and fill the new veggie oil tank in his ROAT short for Ridiculously Oversized American Truck Fine s extraordinary undertaking makes one thing clear It ain t easy being green In fact his journey uncovers a slew of surprising facts about alternative energy organic and locally grown food and climate change .

Both a hilarious romp and an inspiring call to action Farewell My Subaru makes a profound statement about trading today s instant gratifications for a deeper more enduring kind of satisfaction .

Advance praise for Farewell My Subaru .

This is Green Acres for the smart set a witty and educational look at sustainable living Buy it read it compost it A J Jacobs author of The Year of Living Biblically .

The details of Doug Fine s experiment in green living are great fun but more important is the spirit the dawning understanding that living in connection to something more tangible than a computer mouse is what we were built for It ll make you want to move Bill McKibben author of Deep Economy The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future by Doug Fine

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Farewell, My Subaru: An Epic Adventure in Local Living
Title:Farewell, My Subaru: An Epic Adventure in Local Living
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ISBN:1400066441
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Number of Pages:210
Category:Non fiction, Memoir, Environment, Humor, Sustainability, Food
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Too High to Fail: Cannabis and the New Green Economic Revolution, Hemp Bound: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Next Agricultural Revolution, Farewell, My Subaru: An Epic Adventure in Local Living, Not Really an Alaskan Mountain Man
The stat sheet on hemp sounds almost too good to be true its fibers are among the planet s strongest its seed oil the most nutritious and its potential as an energy source vast and untapped Its one downside For nearly a century it s been illegal to grow industrial cannabis in the United States even though Betsy Ross wove the nation s first flag out of hemp fabric Thomas Jefferson composed the Declaration of Independence on it and colonists could pay their taxes with it But as the prohibition on hemp s psychoactive cousin winds down one of humanity s longest utilized plants is about to be reincorporated into the American economy Get ready for the newest billion dollar industry br br In em Hemp Bound Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Next Agricultural Revolution em bestselling author Doug Fine embarks on a humorous yet rigorous journey to meet the men and women who are testing researching and pioneering hemp s applications for the twenty first century From Denver where Fine hitches a ride in a hemp powered limo to Asheville North Carolina where carbon negative hempcrete insulated houses are sparking a mini housing boom to Manitoba where he raps his knuckles on the hood of a hemp tractor and finally to the fields of east Colorado where practical farmers are looking toward hemp to restore their agricultural economy Fine learns how eminently possible it is for this misunderstood plant to help us end dependence on fossil fuels heal farm soils damaged after a century of growing monocultures and bring even more taxable revenue into the economy than its smokable relative br br Fine s journey will not only leave you wondering why we ever stopped cultivating this miracle crop it will fire you up to sow a field of it for yourself for the nation s economy and for the planet, Like many Americans Doug Fine enjoys his creature comforts but he also knows full well they keep him addicted to oil So he wonders Is it possible to keep his Netflix and his car his Wi Fi and his subwoofers and still i i reduce his carbon footprint In an attempt to find out Fine up and moves to a remote ranch in New Mexico where he brazenly vows to grow his own food use sunlight to power his world and drive on restaurant grease Never mind that he s never raised so much as a chicken or a bean Or that he has no mechanical or electrical skills br br Whether installing Japanese solar panels defending the goats he found on Craigslist against coyotes or co opting waste oil from the local Chinese restaurant to try and fill the new veggie oil tank in his ROAT short for Ridiculously Oversized American Truck Fine s extraordinary undertaking makes one thing clear It ain t easy being green In fact his journey uncovers a slew of surprising facts about alternative energy organic and locally grown food and climate change br br Both a hilarious romp and an inspiring call to action Farewell My Subaru makes a profound statement about trading today s instant gratifications for a deeper more enduring kind of satisfaction br br br Advance praise for Farewell My Subaru br br This is Green Acres for the smart set a witty and educational look at sustainable living Buy it read it compost it br A J Jacobs author of The Year of Living Biblically br br The details of Doug Fine s experiment in green living are great fun but more important is the spirit the dawning understanding that living in connection to something more tangible than a computer mouse is what we were built for It ll make you want to move br Bill McKibben author of Deep Economy The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future, b The first in depth look at the burgeoning legal cannabis industry and how the new green economy is shaping our country br br b The nation s economy is in trouble but there s one cash crop that has the potential to turn it around cannabis also known as marijuana and hemp According to i Time i the legal medicinal cannabis economy already generates million annually in taxable proceeds from a mere two hundred thousand registered medical users in just fourteen states br But thanks to Nixon and the War on Drugs cannabis is still synonymous with heroin on the federal level even though it has won mainstream acceptance nationwide br br ABC News reports that underground cannabis s billion annual revenues already exceed the combined value of corn billion and wheat billion Considering the economic impact of Prohibition and its repeal i Too High to Fail i isn t a commune dweller s utopian rant it s an objectively if humorously reported account of how one plant can drastically change the shape of our country culturally politically and economically br br i Too High to Fail i covers everything from a brief history of hemp to an insider s perspective on a growing season in Mendocino County where cannabis drives percent of the economy to the tune of billion annually Investigative journalist Doug Fine follows one plant from seed to patient in the first American county to fully legalize and regulate cannabis farming He profiles an issue of critical importance to lawmakers media pundits and ordinary Americans whether or not they inhale It s a wild ride that includes swooping helicopters college tuitions paid with cash cannabis friendly sheriffs and never before gained access to the world of the emerging legitimate taxpaying ganjaprenneur, Now here s a formula for near disaster East Coast big city guy world traveler jounalist and otherwise politically savvy fellow settles down in rural Alaska where men are many and manly and women with survival skills are good to count among your friends He wants to fit in But how does one learn to be a Mountain Man By observing imitating and making near fatal mistakes that s how The choices a boy has to make Eat processed food or on the hoof food learn to operate a chainsaw or freeze to death figure out what a bunny boot is or lose a few toes and by the way which end of he barrel points up This is the story of Doug s first difficult winter in a one room cabin trying to stay alive and come out of it with some semblance of Alaska cool With side splitting self depreciating humor Doug shares his attempts to elevate himself past his perpetual state of greenhorn ness by aligning himself with tough sourdoughs to someday claim the title of manly Mountain Man