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"Daddy‘s Pile": A Greenhorn‘s Composting Lesson

18 Jul

By Brett G. Varner For the five years we have lived in our house, I have thought about composting.  Our relatively small yard has 3 large and mature trees:  a fruit producing mulberry, an elm and a California Oak.  All three, combined with the lawns, are very prolific at producing green waste.  It is far […]

The Frog is Green and the Wine Organic

16 Apr

Sustainability, Organic Grapes, Green Building and Fine Wine Venturing into the heart of the picturesque Rutherford region of Napa Valley we wine “disciples” meandered past an old historical red barn towards the Frog’s Leap Winery “green” hospitality farmhouse. We weren’t here looking for green wineries or organic wine, nor were we looking for frogs.  We […]