Garden Pool

To take an idea, no matter how whimsical or farfetched and to actually make it physical, make it whole, is the most creative act known to humankind. Yes, we build tract homes and outlet malls, but at its heart, building is a personal thing, borne from individual experience and obsession. Since the dawn of civilization, people have built things with meaning, from the humble and the mundane to the grand and sprawling.

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Curiosity

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When we’re children, everything around us is a source of wonder. Our days are full of magic and discovery. Nothing is dull and everything seems new. But then we settle into routine.

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The Curious Adventures of Kirk Lombard: Episode 1

When we’re children, everything around us is a source of wonder. Our days are full of magic and discovery. Nothing is dull and everything seems new. But then we settle into routine. How can we rediscover our natural curiosity? The answers are still out there. The Earth is still full of magic and secrets.

Meet sea forager and haiku improv master Kirk Lombard, our guide to the amazing world of food right outside our doors. In his premiere “Curious Adventure,” Kirk fishes off San Francisco’s Pacifica Pier in search of some Golden Gate crab. But after Kirk and his pal Mikey flop, they enlist the help of ace fisherman Sharky to help corral their true prey: The elusive, delicious monkeyface eel.

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The Curious Adventures of Kirk Lombard: Episode 2

When we’re children, everything around us is a source of wonder. Our days are full of magic and discovery. Nothing is dull and everything seems new. But then we settle into routine. How can we rediscover our natural curiosity? The answers are still out there. The Earth is still full of magic and secrets.

Kirk and Mikey head off for a curious adventure in Portland, Oregon, where they meet local forager Wild Girl, who takes them on a tour of neighborhood flora and introduces them to the joys of rose hip sauce. Mikey may never get to eat the doughnuts he desires, but he has something better. “We totally made this muffin off the street,” Kirk says.

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The Curious Adventures of Kirk Lombard: Episode 3

When we’re children, everything around us is a source of wonder. Our days are full of magic and discovery. Nothing is dull and everything seems new. But then we settle into routine. How can we rediscover our natural curiosity? The answers are still out there. The Earth is still full of magic and secrets.

With his sea foraging at a low ebb, Kirk takes his pal Mikey to rural Oregon, where they meet Russian immigrant and countryside scavenging master Sergei Boutenko, who teaches them about the magic of weeds. They have a delicious snack straight from the ground, and they make a fiber-full smoothie from unlikely ingredients.

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The Curious Adventures of Kirk Lombard: Episode 4

When we’re children, everything around us is a source of wonder. Our days are full of magic and discovery. Nothing is dull and everything seems new. But then we settle into routine. How can we rediscover our natural curiosity? The answers are still out there. The Earth is still full of magic and secrets.

Oh majestic salmon! Giver of life! Provider of nutrients! Tough to snag if you’re just on a casual afternoon river outing! After their salmon fishing attempts fail, Kirk and Mikey must use all their foraging powers. Will they find happiness and dinner at the same time? Will they be able to clean the clam mud off their boots? Will Kirk treat us to another harmonica solo? A most curious adventure, indeed.

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Journey

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There was a time when travel meant discovery, adventure and the shock of the new. But the modern travel industry serves to keep people apart as much as it does to bring them together. People may travel more now than they ever have, but they’ve lost touch with the journey.

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Journey: Standing on the Edge of the World

There was a time when travel meant discovery, adventure and the shock of the new. But the modern travel industry serves to keep people apart as much as it does to bring them together. People may travel more now than they ever have, but they’ve lost touch with the journey.

Bogged down by a career in a cubicle with a dead plant that served as a metaphor for his life, Steve Wanta longed for a deeper connection to purpose. Now he wanders the globe in service. This video follows Wanta as he hops from Texas to Nicaragua to Kenya to Burundi to Rwanda and back again in just 14 days, staying grounded through authentic connection, and finding roots in faraway places.

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