have you heard of the plastiki?  it's a sailboat made completely out of recycled materials (primarily 2-liter bottles) that will set sail in september from sf to australia, through the world's largest waste dump, to raise awareness of the sad ecological state of today's oceans.  the craft will be outfitted with many state-of-the-art green technologies to showcase just how much can be done with renewable resources and energies.  

i'm pretty excited to be helping the crew put up food for their voyage.  the skipper, jo, had the idea to stock up on foraged and local foods and preserve them for their journey.  we met the other day for the first time, and are planning an intensive canning and preservation schedule for the summer.  jo helped me work on my first batch of strawberry jam last night.  i'll let you know how it turns out.