Dave Blume started his ecological training at a young age. He and his father organically grew almost all the food their family ate. This wouldn't be unusual out in a rural setting nowadays, but they did this on a city lot in San Francisco in the mid-sixties! focused on promoting permaculture and alternative fuels.
in 1993 David founded the International Institute for Ecological Agriculture as a nonprofit organization, dedicated to healing the planet while providing for the human community through education and implementation of socially just, ecological, resource-conserving forms of agriculture as the basis of all sustainable societies.
His current work is wide-ranging. He consults on a series of projects for the Government of Ghana in alternative fuels, training the country's agricultural extension agents in organic farming and designing an ecological strategy to stop the advance of the Sahara Deert into the country. Utilizing his expertise in Natural Building, he inspired the City of Urbana, Illinois, to hold a conference between builders, lenders, developers, municipalities, building inspectors, architects, and engineers to bring all region stakeholders up to date on the mainstreaming of natural building technologies.
Alcohol Can Be A Gas, has been completely rewritten after four years of full-time research by David and his team. It’s now available in bookstores and online everywhere and is being hailed as the bible of alcohol fuel production. David consults with a wide array of clients including foreign governments, farmers and food processors in turning waste into fuel, animal feed, carbon dioxide, and valuable industrial products.