It's been a while since I added a piece to this website as I work my way through all 31 pieces in this show. But as I began to work on a couple of recent pieces on urban farms proper, container gardening, and rooftop farms, I discovered that I hadn't yet posted my latest piece on community gardens. Having run a community garden myself for the last four years, I know first hand the value of … [Read more...] about Gardens Build Community
Over the past month perhaps you've seen my Kickstarter campaign to fund the poster art show called 31 Days of Urban Agriculture. During the time I've been on the fundraising mission I've continued to do the art for the show and, behind the scenes, to continue researching the issue and writing the essays that will be in the show chapbook. One of the things that's been most surprising for me to … [Read more...] about Many faces of Urban Agriculture
A piece depicting the possibilities in vertical gardening. I'm one who values more low-tech solutions to the vertical gardening question, rather than the whiz-bag and energy-heavy solutions that look at this question through a more Buck Rogers futuristic approach. It's not that I don't appreciate what some tech-y solutions can do for us, especially as we transition. But ultimately I'm looking … [Read more...] about Grow up!
This morning I'm participating in my first hOUR Economy time bank exchange. I'm giddy with excitement about it, feeling like I've taken another giant leap away from the industrial economy. Not only that, I feel I'm taking a giant leap into the new economy that's developing all around us. These are exciting times. Time is on our side, yes it is If you've never heard of a time bank, let me tell … [Read more...] about It's time to change
It's a tough act to achieve or even to attempt but, following the success of the documentary film No Impact Man, YES! Magazine has launched a No Impact Week, which is happening now. If I was a better blogger, I would've let you know about it before it started so you could gear up for a whole lot of low-carbon living this week. But as you know, the cobbler's children have no shoes and such is the … [Read more...] about Food, unplugged!
Eating plants isn’t just 'veganistically' hip these days – countless studies have determined that things that grow in the ground really do wonders once they’re inside our body. Among their many virtues, veggies bestow the habitual muncher with enhanced longevity and immunity, super-fly cholesterol levels and positively radiant skin… plus when prepared with a little panache, they are delicious like … [Read more...] about A produce swap in your 'hood?