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The Rule of Sustainability – 3 and 5 Strategy

Sustainability is a really important topic in the world right now. We need more of it, but we need better metrics to define what “it” is. Like the word, “nice” sustainability means many different things to many different people. At Mezzacello I have developed a rule of thumb that helps me better define sustainability. I …

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The Foodist: Pork Raclette with Brie and Applesauce

Dinner tonight at Mezzacello is a recipe taught to me during my visit to Normandy, France in 1992. So simple and delightful. I serve it with fresh haricots vert and roasted potatoes. Ingredients: 4 pork chops (bone in or butterflied) 1 cup applesauce (I used homemade) 1 cup Brie slices salt and pepper Directions: Preheat …

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COVID19 and Creating Martian Compost

I have declared 2020 the year of #ProjectMartian at Mezzacello. I took part in a grant with great big aspirations and some very cool science. It was a partnership grant with PAST Foundation, The Columbus Foundation, and Scotts Miracle Gro. The point of the grant was to explore creating beds on another planet with easily …

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The Enclosed Sustainable Ecosystems of Mezzacello

This is a new map I created this morning that highlights the general ecosystems of Mezzacello. What it cannot do is show you the directions and discrete ways each ecosystem plays into the others. There are the obvious ones like the manure from 5 influences the health of 4, and the wastes from 7 benefit …

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