It is happening at this very moment. But it requires a short set-up in order to explain the pizza part of this story.
I live on 11 acres of land that contains fruit trees, nut trees and an organic garden with raised beds. I also built a solar home on this property.
Having made a major study of Emanuel Swedenborg’s theological works I was inspired to create my own “Eden” which included a diversity of plants (which later attracted a diversity of animals and birds) with an eco-friendly design, a compost pile and included other recycling measures.
Years later, I wrote a book titled Sermon From The Compost Pile which displayed how God’s Wisdom and Divine order can be found in such an eco-friendly environment and could then be applied to our spiritual evolution.
That concludes my set-up information.
A parent rarely knows how they have affected their children on the level of their spirit and their conscience. Although recently, I have been given a most positive sign. My oldest son, Edward III, is a very talented chef in New York City with a successful catering business known as Cer té. More importantly, he has just opened the first “all-green” (LEED-certified) pizzeria in the city. I’m so proud of him.
He named his new business “Pizza by Cer té.” My son not only uses locally-sourced ingredients, he modified the structure of his building so that he could grow many of his own herbs on the premises. His menu also includes fresh homemade pasta and a wide variety sandwiches, soups and salads. Pizza by Cer té takes the “going-green” concept further by offering recyclable boxes, biodegradable utensils and even recycles the heat generated from its ovens. (I think he also got rid of his SUV and purchased a hybrid vehicle.) If you’re in the neighborhood, be sure to stop in.
I am sure that the “going green” movement had a lot to do with his recent business strategy. However, between my eco-friendly “homestead,” solar home and book on “inner gardening” I hope I at least set the groundwork for my son to recognize the spiritual and worldly value of moving in this culinary direction!
Pizza by Cer té url: http://www.certenyc.com
Sermon From The Compost Pile: http://www.innergardening.net