Thursday, May 30, 2013

Scott in England

Talented artist Scott Methvin gathered soil on September 15th, 2003 at St. Peter's Port on Guernsey Island.
click here for complete story

Life expectancy at birth : 81 ( 71 in 1960)
GDP per capita 2011 : $47,882

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Netherlands

Netherlands' soil was gathered in September 2003 from the Heiloo village by Agatha Barnhoorn.     click here for complete story

Life expectancy at birth : 81 ( 73 in 1960)
GDP per capita 2011 : $50,215

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Soil from Egypt 2003

Sushil Chaturvedi collected this soil in September 2003 from the Giza Pyramids. Coincidently, soil from Mexico was gathered the same day.   click here for the story

Life expectancy at birth : 73 ( 46 in 1960)
GDP per capita 2011 : $2,801

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Archbishop Elias Chacour


I met Archbishop Elias Chacour in Laguna Beach on April 14th, 2013.  He was guest speaker at the Laguna Presbyterian Church and accepted the soil bottle that contains soil from the 193 UN Member States. His must read book is titled "Blood Brothers".   click here for more information

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Broadway restaurant

A small display of my work in Laguna Beach at the Broadway restaurant May 2003.

DHL

I have been using DLH for the  collection jar, instructions, permits and licenses OUTBOUND and INBOUND package for years.  Here is and article in their publication December 2009.
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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Mexico

Mexico's soil was gathered by Ben Cufone on September 8, 2003.  On the same day on the other side of the globe, Egypt's soil was collected---small world, indeed.  click here for complete story

Life expectancy at birth : 77 ( 57 in 1960)
GDP per capita 2011 : $10,063

Sunday, May 19, 2013

China I

Kevin Wren was at it again--- gathering soil in Hong Kong on September 1st, 2003 after his stop over in Samoa.  The United Kingdom transfered sovereignty to the People's Republic of China in 1997 after 156 years of British colonial rule.  click here for complete story

Life expectancy at birth : 73 ( 43 in 1960)
GDP per capita 2011 : $5,439

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Samoa and Kevin

Kevin Wren collected this soil on August 9th, 2003.  Kevin worked as a load master for an air cargo company and also gathered the first sample from China on this trip.  Later, Kevin participated with soil from Kuwait and Iraq in 2005.  click here for complete story

Life expectancy at birth : 73 ( 50 in 1960)
GDP per capita 2011 : $3,629

Monday, May 13, 2013

Russian Federation

On August 1st 2003 Neil Stipanich collected soil from Solovetsky Island Camps, Archangelsk  click here for complete story

Life Expectancy at birth : 69 ( 67 in 1960)
GDP per capita 2011 : $13,006

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Tuscany, Italy

Mike England collected soil close to his home in Loro Cuiffenna, Tuscany on July 25th, 2003.  I have known Mike for many years in Laguna Beach.Click here for complete story

Life Expectancy at birth : 82 ( 69 in 1960)
GDP per capita 2011 : $36,124

Saturday, May 11, 2013

France collection

First collection from France on July 8th 2003 by Jean Pierre Moritz along the Pyla sur Mer Beach.  Click here for complete story

Life expectancy at birth : 82 ( 70 in 1960)
GDP per capita 2011 : $42,642

Friday, May 10, 2013

Byblos at Lebanon

George Mhanna on June 23 2003 collected soil from Byblos.  He wrote "Byblos is one of the world's oldest cities.  It is believed to be 7000 years old.  It has seen many great civilizations, stretching from the Phoenicians to the Egyptians, to the Romans and Arabs".

I find it interesting that on that same day of his soil gathering, Jenny was collecting soil in Norway for the project. Click here for details

Life expectancy at birth : 73 ( 61 in 1960)
GDP per capita 2011 : $9,165

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Norway's collection

This collection was made on June 23rd 2003 on Nakholmen Island by Jenny Wolther. click here to read full story

Life expectancy at birth : 81 ( 74 in 1960)
GDP per capita 2011 : $98,565

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

The first collection from Fiji

The first soil collection from Fiji was gathered at the Papageno Resort on Kadavu Island June 10th 2003 by Richard Loomis.  The resorts name was chosen after Mozarts opera "The magic flute" because of the Kadavu shining parrot which is native to that island. Click here to read the full story.

Life expectancy at birth : 69 ( 56 in 1960)
GDP per capita 2011 : $4,391

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Bolivia soil collection

On May 25th 2003 Martha Escutia collected soil from Tiwanaku new La Paz, Bolivia.  Tiwanaku is recognized by Andean scholars as one of the most important precursors to the Inca Empire. It dates back 1200 BC and is on the UNESCO world heritage list.   Click here for full story 

Life expectancy at birth : 67 (43 in 1960)
GDP per capita 2011 : $2,374

Monday, May 6, 2013

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Belgium soil collection

M. Michou Brutsaert was the collector for Belgium.  The site was Av. Paul Deschanel in Brussels on May 30, 2003. Click here for the full story

Life expectancy at birth : 80 (70 in 1960)
GDP per capita 2011 : $47,807