Floating Gardens, Giant Chalkboards, and Climbing Walls on Banks of Seine in Paris

August 12, 2013

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Photo: Mairie de Paris.

Paris is transforming an utterly urban area along the River Seine to a cleaner, greener space. A new Left Bank promenade called the Berges de Seine (Banks of the Seine) was unveiled last month, and is quickly … Read More…

My Visit to Hudson Valley’s Farm at Stone Barns

August 9, 2013

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Though I have been there several times, it’s a new experience each time I visit Stone Barns, a year-round working farm, living classroom, and laboratory set on a six acre parcel of the former Rockefeller estate, 80 acres in Pocantico Hills in Read More…

Global Garden, Global Kitchen Crowdfunding to Grow Food and Community Pride

August 5, 2013

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Tottenham, a multi-cultural community of north London, will soon experience a growth spurt when it becomes home to the Global Garden, Global Kitchen, a community food hub where produce will be grown, prepared and distributed to locals by bicycle.Read More…

Feasting on Botanical Cuisine Prepared With Foraged Flowers and Herbs

August 4, 2013

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Like the nearby open fields where La Calendula’s owner/chef Iolanda Bustos forages for flowers and herbs, her restaurant’s exposed kitchen resembles a verdant theater in the round, a center stage surrounded by the colorful bounty she gathers every day between lunch and Read More…

How to Grow Your Own Food Garden With a Template

July 22, 2013

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Growing one’s own food is healthy and very popular today even for those living in the smallest of spaces. Some feel it’s just plain empowering to create one’s own sustenance. But when it comes to the planning and doing part–especially … Read More…

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