Sorry for the lack of posts this week, but my family and I have officially taken up residence in the Green Sunset home I rebuilt. I plan on keeping track of our escapades in green living here at SustainableSchmidt; tracking our water & power use, how the various sustainable features are working, and what I would have done, and will do, different. One decision I have come to is to create an urban farm in the backyard area – it is a fairly deep lot and I believe that it will support some serious cultivation. Artichoke plants, strawberries and rosemary are all obvious choices for a Sunset Backyard, as well as some lettuce – I will keep you posted on the rest as frankly I haven’t a clue =) All I know is the landscape architects wanted $60,000 – $70,000 and that ain’t sustainable for my pocket book.
I am off to PCBC this afternoon, I will report back on what the fine folks there are doing. I went to a “Green Builders Forum” a few years back, and I was so disappointed I wrote a letter to the president of PCBC telling him how much it sucked ass. They refunded my money – so props to them. Here is hoping 2009 is better.