Archive for the Food Category

Making Use of Vacant Lots in Brooklyn

May 13, 2012
Making Use of Vacant Lots in Brooklyn

According to Department of City Planning data, there are 596 acres of unused public land in Brooklyn. There is greater utility in community gardens, composting sites, and compost sites, than empty lots. This is the premise of 596 Acres, a community education project that helps connect Brooklyn residents to vacant public land resources. 596 Acres […]

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The Brooklyn Food Conference

May 10, 2012
The Brooklyn Food Conference

The Brooklyn Food Conference will take place this Saturday, May 12. The event is free, and will be filled with over 170 panel discussions, speakers, workshops, panel discussions, food demos, family programming, and art. The goal of the Conference is to “strengthen the cooperative effort of individuals, groups and organizations fighting everyday for a healthy, […]

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Food Stamping the Green Market.

January 4, 2012
Food Stamping the Green Market.

More people are using food stamps at New York City Green Markets, as WNYC reported this morning. While there are different ways to present the findings, with some people all together critical of the claim because more New Yorkers (and Americans) are on food stamps in general these days, I can see the silver lining. […]

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Fewer New Yorkers are Recycling

November 2, 2011
Fewer New Yorkers are Recycling

An article in the Sunday Times looks at the issue of waste in New York City through the lens of the take-out container at lunch. The facts following could probably be framed in another way too: the “Really? You can’t recycle this?” conversation that many of us have had with our well-meaning friends and family […]

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What would YOU say to the 7 billionth resident of Planet Earth?

November 1, 2011
What would YOU say to the 7 billionth resident of Planet Earth?

According to the United Nations, our blue planet is now home to 7 billion people, give or take a few. As of November 1st at 11:06 New York time, it is actually 7,000, 272,425. So, as news made its way around the world yesterday, there were various responses. Some used it as a call to […]

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