Archive for December, 2010

Feast for the Mind

December 23, 2010
Feast for the Mind

Every year, when I flip my calendar over to the December page, I never cease to be amazed that another whole year has passed. Weren’t we just celebrating ringing in 2010? Where did the time go? With the holidays¬† squarely upon us and the new year is less than two weeks away, no one needs […]

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here’s to hoping for movement in 2011…

December 23, 2010
here's to hoping for movement in 2011...

Today I looked back on what I had written on this blog this time last year and I must say, my tone seemed more inspired and hopeful than the one I find myself situated to write this post in. But keep reading! I do eventually come around. It has been, at the worst, a disastrous […]

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Learning by Growing at PS 333

December 16, 2010
Learning by Growing at PS 333

Earlier last week, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer presided over the official opening of the Sun Works Center for Environmental Studies, a hydroponic greenhouse on top of PS 333 the Manhattan School for Children. According to a recent post in the New York Times City Room, the project is the brain child of two parents […]

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Bike Lanes Not All Sunshine and Lollipops

December 13, 2010
Bike Lanes Not All Sunshine and Lollipops

From a sustainability stand point, bike lane infrastructure in any city would seem like an obvious positive. Bikes are an environmentally sound way to get around, they decrease the number of cars on the road and the offer health benefits to riders. Bike lanes make cycling a safe and viable transportation alternative for city residents. Win, win right? Wrong.

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Finding Our Way: The Role of Universities in the New Food Movement

December 9, 2010
Finding Our Way: The Role of Universities in the New Food Movement

Last night, I had the pleasure of attending the last in a series of talks on urban agriculture being hosted by the New School as part of their Living Concrete-Carrot City exhibit. Yesterday, the talk was on urban agriculture (and more broadly- agriculture and food) and universities. Entitled “Engaging the University in Urban Agriculture,” panelists […]

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