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    Do We Have an Urban Farm?

    If you’ve got an urban farm, you probably have a blog about it.  I fit the stereotype.  But I’m asking:  what the heck does having an urban farm mean, and…

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    What We Know–from Raising Chickens

    Don’t ask why, but the photograph of the girl above made me want to analyze what we’ve learned from raising and caring for chickens for twenty-one years. When we…

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    Rope Swinging

    The carefree girl in the photo above who is rope swinging represents summer, play and freedom, but how about learning? Oh to climb a rope, to hang on to it, to take a leap of…

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    Interpreting the Learning in “Pig the Dog”

    The Corus Steelworks in Redcar, River Tees, Wikimedia Commons From Maxy Neil Bianco’s Vimeo site:  “Pig the Dog” is a glimpse into the life of a strange…

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    A Short Film by Cineastas: Mike Friton, “The Innovator”

    Cineastas granted me permission to embed their video, “The Innovator,” on my blog: Intrinsic Lifestyle.  I’m thrilled to include it here as it exemplifies not…

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    Steve Shirley: Shark Tagger: San Francisco Bay

    The people I write and make videos about in the San Francisco Bay Area have an Intrinsic Lifestyle.  I used a Sony RX10 to videotape and photograph a shark-tagging expedition…

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    7 years of beekeeping with 3 kids: what they learned

    It’s ideal for children to learn beekeeping with their parent or a mentor. In 2009, I wrote a Honeybee Curriculum post.  I developed it because I couldn’t find…

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    10 Things You Need to be an ‘Urban’ Dutch Oven Geek

    For Christmas, I acquired a few essential items to make cooking with a Dutch oven easier.  Whether it be in your yard or camping, here are the ten things you need to indulge this…

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    Growing Edibles and Skimping on Groceries

    As the edibles in our garden mature, our reliance upon the grocery store has diminished–which is great because I dislike shopping. Despite the fact that we live in a city…

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    Five Options for Unwanted Urban Chickens

    People want chickens but they don’t know what to do with them once they stop laying.  Listen up.  Their everyday-laying stage doesn’t last!  I want to share…

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    Six Gallons of Calico Corn Ready to Pop!

    When Mr. Green Jeans wanted to plant corn on our urban farm, I kicked up a stink.  Here’s why and how it turned out. Corn is over-planted and over-used in America–in…

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    Did We Cheat Him of a ‘High School’ Experience?

    Never in my life did my teacher lose my homework; and never did one fail to report my last semester’s grade. Incidents like that happened regularly to our son at the high…

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    Get your Fall Mood on Braiding Garlic

    In this funny short doc, our daughter’s emotive ‘self-ie’ pictures cutaway from her instructions for braiding garlic. Why did she braid our garlic? My hubby, Mr.…

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    Mixology is Trending

    In the San Francisco area, #Mixology, the art and skill of preparing mixed drinks, ‘is trending.’ Although it’s fun to go out with my hubby to a hip new bar in…

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    Walking by Colorful Walls in Ajijic, Mexico

    Ajijic, Mexico attracts many artists including: Mexican, Huichol, American, Canadian and French– to name a few that I met. The colorful walls throughout the streets make…

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    Blowing my horn about making short docs

    IN THIS POST, I’LL EXPLAIN MY PROCESS FOR MAKING SHORT DOCUMENTARIES. I’LL ALSO SHARE MY LATEST VIDEO PROFILE:  A Portrait of Patrice.  My daughter took this photo…

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    A Video Portrait of Patrice, an Art Educator

    Watch my short documentary about Patrice, an Art Educator in the San Francisco Bay Area, who skillfully blends art education with her family life.  Kids learn effortlessly in…

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    The Raw Food Guy

    Who is the raw food guy?  How does he use raw food to control his ADD, anxiety and depression?  Watch my short video documentary and find out why he claims to be the most…

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    Jenny’s Passion for Fiber Arts

    For over sixteen years, I’ve respected Jenny’s artistic ability with fibers.  I selected her as my second profile at Intrinsic because fiber arts are both her…

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    Artwork by TOMBOGO My website kristinshermanolnes.com, with vlog:  Intrinsic, spot-lights people pursuing their passion and what they learn from doing it. Our eldest son goes by…

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    Parenting in Action

    Parenting and learning in action. At times far more effective than words, an adult’s body language helps a child develop intelligence. Instead of saying “good…

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    What’s Intrinsic Lifestyle About?

    Welcome Intrinsic Lifestyle promotes self-directed learners and models forms of alternative education. Find short documentary “Profiles”, mine as well as others’…

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