Archive for November, 2009

On Not Wasting Food

November 30, 2009
On Not Wasting Food

I have a friend who gets anxious about the amount of vegetables he receives from his Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. That is one of those programs that connects you directly to a farm so that you buy from them directly, cutting out the middle man.  We used to joke that this was why our […]

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Urban Farming for Empowered Communities (and Sustainable Cities)

November 25, 2009

. PopTech 2009: Will Allen from PopTech on Vimeo. Over the past year, folks here at the Institute have become more and more interested in the practice of urban farming.  We have been particularly keen about it’s role (mostly potential but sometimes actual) in the project of building more sustainable cities.  They can convert dis-used, […]

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The Psychology of Climate Change

November 24, 2009
The Psychology of Climate Change

Talking shop on climate change and making sure people understand what you’re trying to convey–and more importantly that they care about what you’re trying to convey–is not an easy feat.  This last part–the caring about what you’re saying component–proves even more difficult in a weak economy. When President Obama first took office in 2009, while […]

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Greenpoint Farms

November 23, 2009
Greenpoint Farms

While the ground below Greenpoint might be a health hazard, existing in a constant state of litigation, the roofs above it are thriving. Just this weekend, the Greenpoint Roof Top Farm had their final sale of this year’s growing season and they opened up their doors to the community, so we could see what they […]

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The Tree Museum

November 19, 2009
The Tree Museum

As you now know, we had a big conference here on Monday. To take a break from the purely academic, historical, and political subject matter, Robert Sullivan came and provided us with a lunch time talk. The New York Times best selling author spoke about The Tree Museum up in the Bronx–a project that has […]

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