Archive for the Agriculture Category

RIP Wangari Maathai

September 26, 2011
RIP Wangari Maathai

The Nobel laureate and founder of the Green Belt Movement, Wangari Maathai passed away yesterday. I’m not sure that there is a good time for such an amazing figure to leave us, but the current moment seems awfully unfortunate.  As may be indicated by the recent waive of protests on austerity measures, the  XL pipeline […]

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Hey New Yorkers! Other New Yorkers Need You!

September 1, 2011
Hey New Yorkers! Other New Yorkers Need You!

People love to talk about the big city/upstate divide. But really, I think most people are far less extreme and find wonderful, redeeming qualities in all parts of our great state. Now would be a good time to display that camaraderie, by  coming together to show a little love to parts of our home that […]

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Re-Imagining our Home

June 9, 2011
Re-Imagining our Home

One landscape at a time. Post 9-11 New York City has been left with what always appears to be an un-finished skyline, a reminder of what is not there. And while the Freedom Tower is set to fill the void in the next year or so, this picture that was featured on Inhabitat’s write up […]

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CISC Announces Panelists for 5/17 Bountiful Yards Event

May 5, 2011
CISC Announces Panelists for 5/17 Bountiful Yards Event

I am really pleased to announce the panelists for the Institute’s May 17th Bountiful Yards: Innovation in Small Plot Food Production event. They bring a range of perspectives and knowledge to the topic of small-plot food production. These individuals engage in both research and practice that uses small plots as a vehicle to transform communities, […]

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Rock and a Hard Place

April 28, 2011
Rock and a Hard Place

Over the past several years, a significant debate has arisen over the future of energy in the U.S. Advocates and industries from all sides have been clamoring to fit their piece into the new-energy pie, where renewables such as solar and wind contend with concepts such a “clean coal” and nuclear (which has recently come […]

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