THE GOCHISO GOURMET: Take care of the land

Since a new year is upon us, it’s that time again when we decide to make positive changes in our lives. It usually has to do with shedding excess poundage accumulated since Thanksgiving and Christmas. Sometimes it involves starting an exercise regimen that our doctors recommended almost a year ago with the threat of chronic […]

Going green, one small step at a time

SAN JOSE — Stan Kawamata lifted up a colorful plastic bin containing worms wriggling around in the soil in order to demonstrate the process of creating a worm farm. Kawamata’s worm composting exhibit was among the demonstrations at an Earth Day celebration sponsored by the San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin EcoSangha, which was held on […]

An Untapped Power

Common stereotyping pegs the typical environmentalist as a haphazardly groomed, Birkenstock-wearing, granola-munching, modern day hippie. In reality, these individuals come in all shapes, sizes, hairstyles and dietary habits; no singular demographic holds a monopoly on concern for the earth. An ecological mindset can be adopted by just about anyone — especially Asian Americans, it turns […]