Today, Throw to Grow is very proud to bring you the official release of our latest creative film project with leading action sports brands Volcom and green event solutions company, Tr3ees.

"Volcom Pipe Pro 2013: Sustainable by Design", filmed and directed by Nathan Peracciny looks at all that goes into launching a sustainable surf contest on the iconic North Shore of O’ahu. In the film, we look at everything from sourcing locally-grown foods, the bio-diesel powering the webcast to the Bokashi System composting food scraps. The film contains insightful interviews uncovering the passion that’s behind creating an event that does more than just get the adrenaline pumping.

A big thank you to Volcom / Volcom New Future and Tr3ees for giving us the opportunity to tell this story. Volcom have proven to be industry leaders in reducing their environmental impacts and benefiting the local communities that they come into contact with.

Also, a big mahalo to all the folks that helped make this film happen!
http://www.volcompipepro.com
http://www.Peracciny.com
http://www.ThrowToGrow.com
http://www.TR3EES.com
http://www.biodiesel.com
http://www.Styrophobia.com
http://www.BGCH.com
http://www.NorthShoreLand.org
http://sustainablesurf.org/contests/

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The Bokashi Bucket is the easiest way to compost all your food scraps right inside your house with NO smell, NO mess and NO pests. Check out this video on how to fill up your Bokashi Bucket. Get more info and order your Bokashi Bucket HERE.

Each One Teach One Farms and Throw To Grow are excited to invite you to the premiere of our latest collaborative film project with action sports brand, Volcom.

Please join us this Sunday, March 10th on the North Shore to view the screening of our film, “Volcom Pipe Pro 2013: Designing a Sustainable Surf Contest” A Film By: Nathan Peracciny.

“Volcom Pipe Pro 2013: Designing a Sustainable Surf Contest” is a short documentary film looking at the people and planning that go into making a sustainable surf contest happen on the North Shore of Oahu.

Date: Sunday, March 10
Time: 6pm - 9pm
Location: Waihuena Farm CSA (formerly Meleanna’s Farm): 59-414 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa (across street from Off The Wall)
Admission: FREE
Facebook Event Page

**FREE GIVEAWAYS FROM VOLCOM**

 

As part of their overall sustainability initiatives for the 2013 Volcom Pipe Pro, Volcom brought Each One Teach One Farms in to handle the food waste recycling using their Bokashi Systems method. This unique form of composting, which is a scaled up version of E1T1 Farms’ Bokashi Bucket will turn 100% of food waste into nutrient-rich soil in only about six weeks!

Here’s a few pics of this process.

Throw To Grow and Each One Teach One Farms are excited to be working on recycling the food waste from the 2013 Volcom Pipe Pro using our Bokashi Systems. Food waste is only one component of an overall zero waste initiative being implemented at this year’s event. Green event solutions company, Tr3ees, is coordinating all of the zero waste initiatives and has been working with the Volcom Pipe Pro for the past three years. From sorting, separating and hauling away waste at the event to sourcing all the compostable food wares used, Tr3ees is really the boots on the ground making it happen. Props to Volcom for bringing them on and leading the way for sustainable surf events.

Here are some pics of Tr3ees and the zero waste initiatives in action at this year’s Volcom Pipe Pro.

Meet Jen Homcy, co-founder of Tr3ees and all around awesome woman!

This is how waste is sorted at the Volcom Pipe Pro

Food waste is turned into soil for local farms with Bokashi Systems.

Recycling even goes down inside the Volcom House.

At the end of the day, all compostable waste goes to a local farm to get turned into soil to grow food.

Had an awesome interview with pro surfer and MMA fighter Dustin Barca from #Hawaii today. He is using his platform to organise and stop the poisoning of our people and lands from #GMO and #chemical farming. See #throwtogrow profile videos and get more info at ThrowToGrow.com #nogmo #sustainability #volcomnewfuture #organic

Last Wednesday, we had the opportunity visit and film some members of Pacific Biodiesel’s Biofuels Crop Project up here on the North Shore in Waialua. This year, Pacific Biodiesel donated 100 gallons of biodiesel to the Volcom Pipe Pro surf contest. The biodiesel will be used to run generators that power the contest, making the Volcom Pipe Pro the first contest ever to run on biodiesel!

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On about 60 acres, Pacific Biodiesel is experimenting with growing a variety of crops from all over the world that can be used to produce fuel. They are growing fuel!! And what’s even better is they are using organic growing practices rather than petro-based chemical fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides. Kudos to those guys for leading the way.

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Meet Kelly King, Vice President of Pacific Biodiesel

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Talking story with the Pac Bio peeps.

Pacific Biodiesel already collects used cooking oil from restaurants all over the state of Hawaii and turns that waste grease into bio-diesel. They have been leaders in the biodiesel movement since day one, opening  the very first commercial biodiesel plant right here in Hawaii.

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Meet Dan Rudoy, the Farm Manager making it happen on the ground.

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The stages of waste to fuel.

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Stay tuned here for the release of our Throw To Grow X Volcom Pipe Pro X Tr3ees collaboration video highlighting all the different sustainability initiatives at this year’s Volcom Pipe Pro.

Throw To Grow is collaborating with action sports brand Volcom and Hawaii Based green event solutions company, Tr3ees to help “green” the 2013 Volcom Pipe Pro surf contest. We will be recycling 100% of the pre-consumer food waste from the surf contest using The Bokashi Bucket composting system.

In addition to composting food waste from the contest, Volcom has also tapped Throw To Grow to create digital media showcasing the various zero impact and community give-back initiatives at the 2013 Volcom Pipe Pro. We’ll be documenting the different stages of their impact cycle and will release a mini-documentary shortly after the contest ends. In the meantime, stay tuned here for behind the scenes photos and see what we’re up to!

Today, we stopped at Waihuena Farm up here on the North Shore to drop off some equipment to shred up the compostable food wares. All food wares from the contest are 100% compostable and will be brought to this farm just a few feet away from the contest to be turned into compost. Waihueana Farm (AKA Meleanna’s Farm) is a CSA farm run by our friend Meleanna Judd-Cox. This place beautiful!

Throw To Grow is collaborating with action sports brand Volcom and Hawaii Based green event solutions company, Tr3ees to help “green” the 2013 Volcom Pipe Pro surf contest. We will be recycling 100% of the pre-consumer food waste from the surf contest using The Bokashi Bucket composting system.

In addition to composting food waste from the contest, Volcom has also tapped Throw To Grow to create digital media showcasing the various zero impact and community give-back initiatives at the 2013 Volcom Pipe Pro. We’ll be documenting the different stages of their impact cycle and will release a mini-documentary shortly after the contest ends. In the meantime, stay tuned here for behind the scenes photos and see what we’re up to!

Today, we stopped at Waihuena Farm up here on the North Shore to drop off some equipment to shred up the compostable food wares. All food wares from the contest are 100% compostable and will be brought to this farm just a few feet away from the contest to be turned into compost. Waihueana Farm (AKA Meleanna’s Farm) is a CSA farm run by our friend Meleanna Judd-Cox. This place beautiful!

Throw To Grow is collaborating with action sports brand Volcom and Hawaii Based green event solutions company, Tr3ees to help “green” the 2013 Volcom Pipe Pro surf contest. We will be recycling 100% of the pre-consumer food waste from the surf contest using The Bokashi Bucket composting system.

In addition to composting food waste from the contest, Volcom has also tapped Throw To Grow to create digital media showcasing the various zero impact and community give-back initiatives at the 2013 Volcom Pipe Pro. We’ll be documenting the different stages of their impact cycle and will release a mini-documentary shortly after the contest ends. In the meantime, stay tuned here for behind the scenes photos and see what we’re up to!

Today, we stopped at Waihuena Farm up here on the North Shore to drop off some equipment to shred up the compostable food wares. All food wares from the contest are 100% compostable and will be brought to this farm just a few feet away from the contest to be turned into compost. Waihueana Farm (AKA Meleanna’s Farm) is a CSA farm run by our friend Meleanna Judd-Cox. This place beautiful!

Throw To Grow is collaborating with action sports brand Volcom and Hawaii Based green event solutions company, Tr3ees to help “green” the 2013 Volcom Pipe Pro surf contest. We will be recycling 100% of the pre-consumer food waste from the surf contest using The Bokashi Bucket composting system.

In addition to composting food waste from the contest, Volcom has also tapped Throw To Grow to create digital media showcasing the various zero impact and community give-back initiatives at the 2013 Volcom Pipe Pro. We’ll be documenting the different stages of their impact cycle and will release a mini-documentary shortly after the contest ends. In the meantime, stay tuned here for behind the scenes photos and see what we’re up to!

Today, we stopped at Waihuena Farm up here on the North Shore to drop off some equipment to shred up the compostable food wares. All food wares from the contest are 100% compostable and will be brought to this farm just a few feet away from the contest to be turned into compost. Waihueana Farm (AKA Meleanna’s Farm) is a CSA farm run by our friend Meleanna Judd-Cox. This place beautiful!

Throw To Grow is collaborating with action sports brand Volcom and Hawaii Based green event solutions company, Tr3ees to help “green” the 2013 Volcom Pipe Pro surf contest. We will be recycling 100% of the pre-consumer food waste from the surf contest using The Bokashi Bucket composting system.

In addition to composting food waste from the contest, Volcom has also tapped Throw To Grow to create digital media showcasing the various zero impact and community give-back initiatives at the 2013 Volcom Pipe Pro. We’ll be documenting the different stages of their impact cycle and will release a mini-documentary shortly after the contest ends. In the meantime, stay tuned here for behind the scenes photos and see what we’re up to!

Today, we stopped at Waihuena Farm up here on the North Shore to drop off some equipment to shred up the compostable food wares. All food wares from the contest are 100% compostable and will be brought to this farm just a few feet away from the contest to be turned into compost. Waihueana Farm (AKA Meleanna’s Farm) is a CSA farm run by our friend Meleanna Judd-Cox. This place beautiful!

Throw To Grow is collaborating with action sports brand Volcom and Hawaii Based green event solutions company, Tr3ees to help “green” the 2013 Volcom Pipe Pro surf contest. We will be recycling 100% of the pre-consumer food waste from the surf contest using The Bokashi Bucket composting system.

In addition to composting food waste from the contest, Volcom has also tapped Throw To Grow to create digital media showcasing the various zero impact and community give-back initiatives at the 2013 Volcom Pipe Pro. We’ll be documenting the different stages of their impact cycle and will release a mini-documentary shortly after the contest ends. In the meantime, stay tuned here for behind the scenes photos and see what we’re up to!

Today, we stopped at Waihuena Farm up here on the North Shore to drop off some equipment to shred up the compostable food wares. All food wares from the contest are 100% compostable and will be brought to this farm just a few feet away from the contest to be turned into compost. Waihueana Farm (AKA Meleanna’s Farm) is a CSA farm run by our friend Meleanna Judd-Cox. This place beautiful!

It’s a sunny day so I decided to make some #Bokashi. After the Bokashi is done fermenting I dry it to suspend microbe activity. On a tarp out in the sun is the perfect way to get er done! Check out EachOneTeachOneFarms.com to get your #BokashiBucket composter going. #compost #gardening #garden #organic #sustainability #green #throwtogrow

Throw To Grow Profile: Matthew Lynch Part 02 from nathan m peracciny on Vimeo.

"… (Regenerative Business) is a business that maximize our positive impact on the environment ." Matthew Lynch

In this installment of the Throw To Grow Profile Series, we continue our talk with Matthew Lynch, founder of The Asia-Pacific Center for Regenerative Design. In this episode Matt discusses the project management frame work of the Asia Pacific Center for Regenerative Design. Matt takes us on a tour of Nikkei Koi fish farm, organic growth site, and a live-in elderly care center.

Matthew Lynch has lived several lives. Once a banker, Matt built a small fortune in his 20’s and then lost it in the economic shit storm of 2006/07. Matthew saw oppurtunity where many of us saw devastation. Matt did what most of us dream to do. He traveled the world searching out people, places, and projects that were making a positive impact on the planet.

Matthew spent two years traveling the globe living and learning. While in Australia, Matt studied Permaculture. Permaculture is a theory of ecological design which seeks to develop sustainable human settlements and agricultural systems, by attempting to model them on natural ecosystems. Permaculture is the combination of two, permeant and agriculture. (Think about it…)

Matthew then took to the world, guided by a hybrid philosophy that combines the Principles of Permaculture with business sensibility. Matt traveled, studied, and applied his Permaculture teachings to Australia, New Zealand, Mongolia, Germany, and then back home to Hawai’i.

Watch their story. Enjoy and share!!!

To learn more about the Permaculture work Matt and friends do, visit:
permablitzhawaii.com/
theGreenBackpack.net

Follow Matt at:
@dagreenbackpack
facebook.com/mattylynch808

Watch Part 1

Part 3 of Matthew Lynch’s Throw To Grow Profile coming soon.

The Bokashi Bucket. 100% of your kitchen scraps to compost in only 6 weeks! Meat & dairy too!! Get yours here

9 Months ago, a small group of people set out to launch a project reworking something that is abundant and labeled useless. The idea is simple, recycle one’s kitchen scraps through the Japanese method of food fermentation and pickling called Bokashi composting. 

The goal is to innovate and rethink our lifestyle habits, to create new industry, to educate ourselves and others. 

Today we finished up a week long filming mission in New Jersey and New York City for the site: The Bokashi Bucket.com . (TheBokashiBucket.com is scheduled to launch in October.) 


This has been a great experience. Each month this project grows bigger and bigger, with support from Oahu, HI, to Japan, NYC, and Buffalo, NY.
Thank you to everyone who has supported us making this mission happen. This is only the beginning.

Throw To Grow Profile: Matthew Lynch Part 01 from nathan m peracciny on Vimeo.

Throw To Grow Profile Series: Matthew Lynch Part 1

"Growing your own food is one of the most radical and revolutionary acts that you can possibly do." Matthew Lynch

In this installment of the Throw To Grow Profile Series, we meet Matthew Lynch. Founder of The Asia-Pacific Center for Regenerative Design. Matthew Lynch has lived several lives. Once a banker, Matt built a small fortune in his 20’s and then lost it in the economic shit storm of 2006/07. Matthew saw oppurtunity where many of us saw devastation. Matt did what most of us dream to do. He traveled the world.

Matthew spent two years traveling the globe living and learning. While in Australia, Matt studied Permaculture. Permaculture is a theory of ecological design which seeks to develop sustainable human settlements and agricultural systems, by attempting to model them on natural ecosystems. Permaculture is the combination of two, perment and agriculture. (Think about it…)

Matthew then took to the world, guided by a hybrid philosophy that combines the Principles of Permaculture with business sensibility. Matt traveled, studied, and applied his Permaculture teachings to Australia, New Zealand, Mongolia, Germany, and then back home to Hawai’i.

In this episode, we meet Dieter Runge. Dieter is an artist, musician, yogi, waterman, lover of life and food. Matt and Dieter connected when Dieter needed help with his garden.

Watch their story. Enjoy and share!!!

To learn more about the Permaculture work Matt and friends do, visit:
permablitzhawaii.com/
theGreenBackpack.net

Follow Matt at:
@dagreenbackpack
facebook.com/mattylynch808

Throw To Grow Profile: Lan Thai from nathan m peracciny on Vimeo.

Throw To Grow Profile Series: Lan Thai (Happy’s Hawaii) 

"Food is medicine." Lan Thai

Our next installment of the Throw To Grow Profile series, features Lan Thai, Chef & Founder of Happy’s Hawai’i. Happy’s Hawai’i combines innovation, a sense of community, with traditional Vietnamese cooking. All to create fresh and sustainable food that keeps guests smiling.

Happy’s Hawai’i is committed to providing foods that contain no artificial preservatives, no artificial flavorings, NO MSG, and NO GMO. Happy’s only uses organic chicken and local grass-fed beef.

In this piece, Lan describes where her journey began, and what drives her to run a company and create food with awareness.

You can enjoy Lan’s cooking every Sunday at the haleiwafarmersmarket.com.

Learn more about Happy’s Hawaii at:
happyshawaii.com
facebook.com/happyshawaii

Enjoy!