Artists Upcycle Trash Into Treasures For Gardens and Balconies

November 11, 2013


As a lover of sustainable design, gardening, and environmentally friendly practices, I was excited when Nathan Devine reached out to me about Retrash, his community project dedicated to reducing landfill by recycling, repurposing, and upcycling trash into useful and … Read More...

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

August 12, 2013

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 … Read More...

My Visit to Hudson Valley’s Farm at Stone Barns

August 9, 2013


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 Read More...

Birdhouse Is a Place For a Bird to Hang Its Hat


Hat’s off to Two’s Company for their Winston Boater Hat birdhouse. I was so tickled by this bird abode, I had a bee in my bonnet waiting to post this–just simply could not keep it under my hat. No worries, … Read More...

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

August 5, 2013


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 Read More...

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