How To Make A Fire Starter

When Jay and I got a wood stove last fall, he surprised me with his Boy Scout knowledge and made these little wax fire starters to help get the stove rockin'. Remember to be careful when heating up the wax, especially if you are working on a gas stov...

PostSecret Picnic

Last summer we had the opportunity to document the PostSecret Community Picnic. PostSecret is an online art project started by Frank Warren. Hundreds of thousands of people have mailed him postcards with secrets emblazed upon them. Every Sunday he po...

Home Birth : DIY Labor and Delivery

BTW: This video is safe for work and all ages, totally PG. Have no fear, there is nothing graphic in this video. Also we've received requests for DVD copies of this video. Please email us for details, hello@ryanishungry.com. -------------- We first...

OpenCongress.org: What’s Happening In Congress?

We recently had the pleasure of making a screencast for OpenCongress.org, an open source, collaborative website that helps citizens keep track of everything happening in Congress. We think it's pretty awesome. Check them out! p.s. for all the video...

Oscar Grimm, Freshtopia.net, Rest In Peace

Our dear friend, co-creator of the amazing Freshtopia.net, Oscar Grimm passed away last week after fighting brain cancer for the last two years. We are deeply saddened that the world has lost such a smart, creative and caring person. Our hearts go ou...

Kirsten Brydum, Rest In Peace

Update: If you are a media outlet and wish to use this video or photo, please do. As this is a Creative Commons Licensed video, please accompany media with the attribution "Courtesy RyanIsHungry.com". Thank you. Jay and I are shocked and saddened ...

Beijing 08: Documenting Dissent

We recently returned from a 15 day trip to Beijing for this summer's Olympic Games and what some would call China's "coming out as a global super power" party. Though we were not able to attend any of the official events, we had a very positive exper...

Rainforest Action Network- Kicking Butt, Taking Names

We recently had the privilege to make a video about Rainforest Action Network, the non-profit envrionmental change maker. We first met Julie Wolk, RAN Grassroots Organizer, at the Bioneers Conference. Julie explained that RAN works to hold corporatio...

Homestead Grand Tours

I've been meaning to make this video for weeks. Check out our place and our gardens. We're gardening using the Grow Biointensive methods we learned in Willits, CA from John Jeavons and Carol Cox. All hand tilled baby. Everything is growing wonderfull...

The Great Village: How To Homestead

The Great Village is a videoblog born from the peeps who make Seesmic, a microblogging site for folks to converse through webcams. Think video version of Twitter. Recently featured on The Great Village, was Melinda Stone of HowToHomestead.org. Filmma...

Kate and Rupert Growing Food In Canada

Rupert and Kate of twittervlog fame, have recently moved their family from London to a small town on the west coast of Canada. Having a little more space has allowed them to start gardening in their front yard. As you can see, Kate is using the raise...

Barn Wreck and Salvage

On our way across the country to Virginia (our new home!), we stopped by Erik Nelson's place in Vermont to help tear down a barn. He's salvaging the wood to build a house on his land. Very exciting and a lot of hard work. Check out the video Jay made...

The Greenhorns: A Documentary About Young Farmers

Can I get a 'hell yeah!'? I was reading this article in the New York Times today about the resurgence of young farmers when I saw a link to The Greenhorns film. Talking to our friend Chris from Wanna Farm he asked there sure is a lot going on in our...

Rethinking Water: Greywater Guerillas Workshop

We had the privilege of attending a very hands on greywater workshop courtesy of The Greywater Guerillas, a local Bay Area crew of experts who are passionate about teaching folks to use their water (twice) wisely. Greywater is water that has been use...

The Future Is Now: Jamais Cascio, Co-Founder of World Changing

Jamais Cascio is all about solutions. He considers himself an ethical futurist- one who designs and executes resilient and sustainable solutions that will not adversely effect present and future generations. On his blog, OpenTheFuture.com, Jamais wri...