Did you know that your version of Internet Explorer is out of date?
To get the best possible experience using our website we recommend downloading one of the browsers below.

Internet Explorer 10, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari.

james cameron walnut farmerjames cameron walnut farmer

Director James Cameron is a Walnut Farmer

Like us on Facebook:
The current article you are reading does not reflect the views of the current editors and contributors of the new Ecorazzi

“Avatar” director James Cameron has always been someone invested in the world of sustainability – but over the past years, the guy has seriously turned the dial up to 11.

Shall we review a bit the stuff that’s happened in the last 12 months? He joined his family in becoming a vegan, urged the world to follow while accepting National Geographic’s “Explorer of the Year” award, decided to scoop up over 2,500 acres of farmland in New Zealand and make it animal-friendly, is working on a climate change documentary with celebs like Alec Baldwin, Don Cheadle, Matt Damon, Edward Norton, and showed off the solar array that will make the next two “Avatar” films the greenest in Hollywood history.

Oh yea, that – and he just became a walnut farmer.

Stuff.co.nz is reporting that the 58-year-old has been given permission by New Zealand officials to purchase a working walnut farm near his current farm in Wairarapa on the North Island. In addition, he also purchased some 25-acres near his other land holdings.

From the site:

“It said Cameron planned to continue to operate the orchard as a working walnut orchard, and that the vendors would also help him to establish walnut trees on Pouinui Station, which Cameron acquired last year.”

That Cameron would choose to pursue farming is not surprising considering his family history.

”I grew up working on my grandfather’s farm in Canada and my wife Suzy’s family own a farm in Oklahoma,” he said last year. ”We want to raise our kids with the values we had when we were growing up, close to the land and with a strong work ethic. We hope we will be accepted as good neighbours and good members of the community in South Wairarapa.”

Want to see some pictures of Cameron’s New Zealand farm paradise? Check out our gallery here.

Photo credit: Shutterstock.com

Like us on Facebook:

What About Zero Waste?

Going vegan must be at the heart of any environmental discussion.

Why it doesn’t matter if the Impossible burger is healthy

The Impossible burger doesn’t need to be overtly healthy – it just needs to be vegan.

France’s ban of faux-meat branding won’t stop veganism

I’ll take “mycoproteinous food tube” over a tube of dead pig any day.