Gourmet GastronomerIn its first year, 2009, Sour Flour's total income was $7,000, but its income for just the first quarter of 2012, says Danny, is already40,000As often happens when people start their own off the grid businesses, they start by going in one direction but find that the market pulls them in another direction -- although Danny started with the idea of making a living selling bread that he bakes, what is he currently making his living from?bread baking classesThe first on line coupon website Danny used to sell coupons for bread baking courses washome runThe business has now been set up as acorporationDanny is also in touch with people who are building their own businesses inboth of the above
Which one of us is eating sour dough bread with butter in the course of the videomeThe problems Danny pointed to when asked about the "down side" of doing this includedall three timesThe little ole watch seller in a Minnesota train station foundedsearsI said "skybnb" was a website where you could find a cheap room or couch to rent for a night -- I was totally wrong -- well, not totally wrong, but close to totally -- I had the right idea but wrong name -- the name is related but different -- this is an exercise in google research -- can you find the right name for the website?airbnbA "DIY" economy refers todo it yourselfThe informal market for electronic goods in the streets of Lagos Nigeria is worth how much in buying and selling every day?10 million a daythe first three aboveAbout half the 7 billion people in the world work. The rest do not primarily becauseSo-called 'off the grid' 'informal' 'shadow' 'parallel economies are a quite new phenomenon -- they did not exist historically -- true or falsfalseOne website where the 'shadow' economy is very much present iscraiglist.orgApple Computers started out ina garageCharacteristics of informal economies includeall of the aboveA corporation in the "free market" is expected to maximizeprofitsIf the informal economy produces more jobs for more people in a given nation, then this should result in at least somelesser inqualityMost new innovative products in the American economy come fromsmall business entitiesFor a few points, here's a piece of web research for you to do -- who is the guy who started out small, with Steve Jobs, and invented the Apple Computer down in Palo Alto?stevethe room Novella is interviewed in is obvioulsy herkitchenThe name of Novella's best selling book isfarm city
Novella's friend works with City Slicker Farms, in Oakland, whichbuilds gardens in hundreds of West Oakland backyardsI mentioned that I am actually originally fromClevandWhen Novella uses the term CSA, she meanscommunity supported agricultureThe urban farmer Novella met in Detroit was feeding his horses and goats by growing what over an area of three city blocks?alfalfa"Aquaponics" is the term Novella used to describefish farmingLittle City Farm, in San Francisco, is owned and operated entirely bywomen
You've reached the end of your free preview.
Want to read all 63 pages?
- Spring '14