Our guest, Dominick Gervasi takes us on a brief journey to parts of Brooklyn (Gowanus, Red Hook and Dumbo), as he walks us through the borough’s “Maker Movement.” He is the founder of “Made In Brooklyn Tours.” and we learn about how Brooklyn is on the forefront of manufacturing, building, custom furniture making, clothing design, coffee roasting and more. Find out what Dom’s greenest spot in Brooklyn is (it will surprise you). Being Local is being “GREEN”. Go to www.madeinbrooklyntours.com and book a tour with Dom to find out where stuff is made, who is making it and have some fun.
Mark Jupiter hand crafts furniture from salvaged wood and other items found in and around NYC. We discuss how he gathered downed trees from the Brooklyn Tornado of 2011 and turned them into beautiful furniture. He is a true practitioner of the phrase “reduce, reuse and recycle”. He also is the founder of New World Home, which produces an award winning line of green fabricated homes. Visit Mark at his studio and showroom in Dumbo, Brooklyn and go to his website www.markjupiter.com to get more information on his custom crafted furnishings.
Anna talks about how toxins invade our bodies through various products, as well as how pollutants affect our bodies and skin. Anna makes organic natural beauty products that are kind to your body and the earth. Visit her store Anthesis at The Shops at DUMBO. Visit www.anthesisorganic.com for more info or www.etsy.com/shop/anthesis
Elroy Hill takes us through the wonderful, earthy, sustainable, medicinal, fragrant and meditative qualities of the teas available at Mamselles Teas. What better way to connect to Mother Earth than with a calming, flavorful cup of tea. Be zen, go to Mamselles at The Shops at DUMBO. Your longing for some Ooolong will be satisfied. Jasmine Edwards is the purveyor of the finest teas in Brooklyn and beyond. Check out mamsellestea.wordpress.com