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Here is a recent art ... by Sean B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living Here is a recent article that the Placer Herald, our local Rocklin newspaper, did on our bamboo business. Happy reading! Sean Mad Man Bamboo www.m ... Read on »
"Mad" over bamboo by Sean B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living Growing bamboo for me is fun, I appreciate the beauty of the plant and selling it gives me the opportunity to interact with a variety of people, those that appreciate plants ... Read on »
10 easy ways to tell if your a Bamboo Geek... by Sean B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living If you couldn't tell by this blog site - I love bamboo.  So much, that it is kind of a nerdy obsession of mine.  I'm a Bamboo Geek, and I wear that label with pride.  Thro ... Read on »
A Bamboo Geek's trip to Disneyland by Sean B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living My daughters had the week off from school, the result of teacher furloughs (in California) consolidated in one week, so we made the most of it and made a pilgrimage down to ... Read on »
A bamboo that Folsom can call its very own... Phylostachys nigra 'Daikokuchiku' or 'Folsom Black' by Sean B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living Phylostachys nigra 'Daikokuchiku' is a variety of Giant Black Bamboo that hails from one lone bamboo grove in Folsom, California.  Normally, regular 'Black Bamboo' max ... Read on »
A beautiful oasis in the middle of Central Valley farm land... Clark Center for Japanese Art and... by Sean B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living This past weekend, on the the way to a high school reunion, I finally got a chance to visit the Clark Center for Japanese Art & Culture located a few miles sout ... Read on »
A fun day in Davis, CA... by Sean B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living After twelve years living 30 miles from Davis, I finally got around to visiting it. Had a great day visiting my friend Gerhard and his wife Heather. ... Read on »
A Kick in the Butt! by Sean B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living It's funny how people you know can be on the same page without even knowing it. I recently got a message from fellow blogger Billy Goodnick from Santa Barbara, California who ... Read on »
A Kick in the Butt! by Sean B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Organic Food It's funny how people you know can be on the same page without even knowing it. I recently got a message from fellow blogger Billy Goodnick from Santa Barbara, California who ... Read on »
A man, a stool and the number four..... by Sean B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living True story, my wife and I have been planning our driving day lately, whoever had the most driving time that day, gets the Prius, the other gets the less efficient Honda Ode ... Read on »
A nice day.... by Sean B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living My wife came up with a great idea a couple of weeks ago.... buy tickets to the Placer County Farm and Barn Tour. Best $20 we spent, in six hours my family got to: 1 ... Read on »
A real beauty... Semiarundaria yashadake 'Kimmei' by Sean B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living What a nice surprise coming home from work today (lately its been too dark to enjoy the garden when I get home). Last weekend, I split up an overgrown Semiarund ... Read on »
A tangled web: Organic? Think again. by Sean B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living “ Oh what a tangled web we weave, When first we practice to deceive ” Sir Walter Scott, 1771-1832 Green washing at its best. The burgeoning green movement hijacked ... Read on »
Adventures in "The Land Down Under." by Sean B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living Friend and fellow bamboo afficionado Gerhard Bock shares his adventures in "The Land Down Under." I asked and he is willing to share some of the really cool bamboo photo ... Read on »
Adventures in Composting: Putting together our tumbling composter by Sean B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living A couple of weeks ago, we bought a tumbling composter after our box composter had some critter issues.  My wife likes to incorporate fruit and vegetable scraps into the comp ... Read on »
Advertisers beware: The Greenwashing Index is here! by Sean B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living EnviroMedia Social Marketing in partnership with the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication, have created an interactive Greenwashing Index. Commercials ... Read on »
After Bailout, AIG Execs Head to California Resort by Sean B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living OK, if this title didn't get you, how about this: "Less than a week after the federal government committed $85 billion to bail out AIG, executives of the giant AIG insuran ... Read on »
Airlines industry in its last throes? by Sean B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living The big story this week was American Airlines assessing of new baggage check fees, unprecedented. The common reaction from the mainstream media, "how dare they," "let's boyc ... Read on »
Airlines say, "Enough is enough!" by Sean B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living The airlines, many ailing due to higher fuel prices and the resulting soft economy, shot off an e-mail to their customers recently. Now, I do agree that the current fuel cr ... Read on »
Airlines say, "Enough is enough!" by Sean B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living The airlines, many ailing due to higher fuel prices and the resulting soft economy, shot off an e-mail to their customers recently. Now, I do agree that the current fuel cris ... Read on »