Butter lettuce from Gotham Greens, a new hydroponic garden in industrial Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
Added by Ecolocitizen on August 3, 2011 at 11:00am —
Published: New York Times, July 26, 2011
LAST week in Chelsea, Mich., as people wilted and… Continue
Added by Ecolocitizen on July 27, 2011 at 10:44am —
Workers at a lot in the South Prescott neighborhood in west Oakland, Calif., where fishbone meal was applied to tainted soil.
By FELICITY BARRINGER
Published: New York Times, July 20, 2011
OAKLAND, Calif. — Alaskan pollock is usually the… Continue
Added by Ecolocitizen on July 21, 2011 at 9:30am —
By David Hagedorn, Published Washington Post, July 19 2011
Exploring all that goes into locally produced honey seemed like a fine idea. But when it came time to observe the workings of Fern Hill Apiary in Marshall, a stinging reality set in.
Bees. Lots of bees.…
Added by Ecolocitizen on July 20, 2011 at 12:16pm —
Katie Holgate, owner of Mycologic Design of Durango, spreads oyster mushroom mycelium spawn on top of wood chips to create a mushroom patch in her backyard. Eventually, Holgate plans to develop a mushroom-based system… Continue
Added by Ecolocitizen on June 24, 2011 at 9:20am —
Joanne Poyourow's article could as well be written for DC. See full text here.
Added by Ecolocitizen on January 2, 2011 at 6:00pm —
By Kristen Hinman
Special to The Washington Post
Tuesday, December 14, 2010; 11:50 AM
Scanning the horizon from the hill atop Woodlawn Plantation in Fairfax County, Michael Babin can picture his agrarian ideal. A produce garden… Continue
Added by Ecolocitizen on December 15, 2010 at 9:59pm —
Mike Barrett keeps his bees in a hive that sits on the rooftop of his two-story row house in Astoria.
By KRISTINA SHEVORY
Published: New York Times, December 8, 2010
MIKE BARRETT does not have much of a yard at his two-story row house in Astoria, Queens. But that fact has not kept him from his new hobby of beekeeping — he put the hive on his… Continue
Added by Ecolocitizen on December 9, 2010 at 2:55pm —
Here is a poem written by Dave Pollard. He has a blog entitled "How to Save the World"*
*ready as Noah*
so i gathered the members of my community
and we prepared our Transition Plan
we’re set to handle a world without cheap oil,
without a stable climate,
without an industrial ‘growth’… Continue
Added by Ecolocitizen on November 25, 2010 at 12:30pm —
Please support this Ecolocity initiated project. Ecolocity folk Larry Chang and Jennifer Lehman are board members of the non-profit that runs this weekly market, and Katherine and Anna Nehring are proud vendors of recycled and repurposed goods.
Volunteers are needed to help with set-up at 1 pm Fridays and… Continue
Added by Ecolocitizen on August 4, 2010 at 11:13pm —
Chris Riger, left, and Rebecca Radliff mulching at the farm.
Published: New York Times, June 22, 2010
IT’S hard to imagine two places in New York State more different than
the South Bronx and Schoharie… Continue
Added by Ecolocitizen on June 23, 2010 at 1:49pm —
Published New York Times
, February 3, 2010
By ALLISON ARIEFF
Abandoned by traditional development, under-utilized areas identified by Local Code are precisely those in need of ecological and social attention. As de Monchaux explains, “You couldn’t pick a better archipelago… Continue
Added by Ecolocitizen on February 5, 2010 at 3:18pm —
By WILLIAM YARDLEY
Published: New York Times
, January 30, 2010
An architectural rendering of the trellises designed to shade the western facade of the main federal building in Portland, Ore.
PORTLAND, Ore. — Urban gardening used to seem subversive. People planted tomatoes in public parks, strung their hops to rooftops to make homebrew and reclaimed empty lots as community farms, never mind the property owner.
Yet here in one of the… Continue
Added by Ecolocitizen on February 1, 2010 at 8:37pm —
'Grow your own' fever has gripped the Pennines community, which is aiming for self-sufficiency
By Joanna Moorhead
Sunday, 29 November 2009
Founders Estelle Brown, Pam Warhurst and Mary Clear, standing in their 'grow your own' community garden in Todmorden
It's an ordinary small town in England, but its residents claim they've discovered the secret that could save the planet. And with world leaders preparing to gather in Copenhagen in just… Continue
Added by Ecolocitizen on December 2, 2009 at 7:37pm —
Rain gardens are planted at Habitat building site in D.C. to cut runoff pollution
Sarah Fulton once worked as a social worker, trying to help clients change their ways, but now that she's retired, she is trying to create tiny ecosystems that could help change the world.
Fulton is one of three volunteers who last month helped plant a rain garden at a Habitat for Humanity townhouse development in Deanwood in Northeast Washington.
At the… Continue
Added by Ecolocitizen on December 2, 2009 at 1:16pm —
The mobile permaculture demonstration (Permibus tour
) is a 10-20 minute permaculture primer during which we walk folks through our bus systems; that includes bio-fuels, solar power, greywater, humanure composting, hydroponic garden, permaculture curtains, and composting (including chickens and worms). As we walk folks through the tour of the bus, sharing the possible, we incorporate permaculture principles, which are… Continue
Added by Ecolocitizen on November 3, 2009 at 1:39pm —
Pleasant Plains resident Sylvia Robinson fulfilled a dream of creating a thriving community center. (By Ann Cameron Siegal For The Washington Post)
In the 1700s, Pleasant Plains was the name of a large colonial estate stretching from present-day 16th Street NW to Howard University and owned by the Holmead family. Over time, chunks were parceled out, eventually becoming the neighborhoods of Mount Pleasant, Columbia Heights and Park View. Today's Pleasant Plains is what… Continue
Added by Ecolocitizen on October 17, 2009 at 7:24pm —
David Ahntholz for The New York Times
Jill Saylor used a petition to get the owner of the property where she lives in Canton, Ohio, to reverse a clothesline ban. “Pressure makes a difference,” she said.
By IAN URBINA
Published: October 10, 2009
CANTON, Ohio — After taking a class that covered global warming last year, Jill Saylor decided to save energy by drying her laundry on a clothesline at her mobile home.
“I figured trailer… Continue
Added by Ecolocitizen on October 14, 2009 at 12:30pm —
by Allison Arieff
Published New York Times
, September 22, 2009
Top, (Park)ing Day installation by S.M.P. Architects, Philadelphia; bottom, Park(ing) Day, San Francisco.
Last Friday, cities and towns throughout the world celebrated Park(ing) Day, an event created to bring awareness to the importance of using and enjoying public space. Witnessing all those swaths of pavement transformed into plant-filled community gathering spaces… Continue
Added by Ecolocitizen on September 23, 2009 at 10:49am —
In a review in the Washington Post of David Owens' Green Metropolis, Jonathan Yardley writes:
Americans love their cars and the independence they permit, though anyone who thinks it's truly independent to be stuck in a Washington commuter jam has a very strange definition of the term. Speaking of which, Washington does not fare well in Owen's analysis. It is indeed "a city of restrained proportions and stirring metropolitan vistas." But "ecologically . . . it's… Continue
Added by Ecolocitizen on September 19, 2009 at 10:00pm —