It’s funny how writing a blog can set you up as an authority figure, and occasionally lead to fame and fortune. We’ve been doing pretty well in the fame department but could use a little more fortune!
Most recently, I was contacted by a reporter in Canada for the article “Aunt Jemima no more: Foodies make their own maple syrup” about urban maple tapping. I was pleased she located a few other urban tappers with a little more experience under their belts since we really only tried it the one time with limited success. I really do think urban maple syrup is a great idea for folks to pursue; it just hasn’t made it very high on our green list.
A few weeks ago, we got an e-mail from a reference librarian (also in Canada) looking for information on greasecars. She was hoping we could help a patron who was looking for sources of vegetable oil in Edmonton and I’m afraid I wasn’t very helpful. (In fact, I had to get out my atlas to locate Edmonton – it’s in Alberta, way north of Missoula, MT and pretty far north of Calgary.)
Still, it’s fun to feel connected with other green folks who are trying to do their little piece. So keep the questions and interviews and suggestions coming! (And if you can find some fortune, that would be nice too.)