Teaching Kids Through Play About “Urban Survival”

April 21, 2015


Tasked with designing an educational kit to convey “the contributing factors of urban poverty,” designer Ryan Romanes dreamed up the Urban Survival Pack.



To be used in the classroom, the package’s playful shape and tactility is intended to engage children … Read More...

Fiskars Announces Project Orange Thumb Community Garden Grant Recipients

March 2, 2015


Now in its 13th year, Fiskars Project Orange Thumb® awards cash and garden tools to community groups across North America and Canada. I was honored to accept their invitation to be on their editorial board where I helped select Read More...

America Goes to Frankfurt: Ambiente 2015

February 2, 2015


The United States will soon be exporting a bit of America to Frankfurt, Germany where it is this year’s partner country at Ambiente, one of the world’s most important design trade shows.

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Project Orange Thumb Seeds Community Gardens

January 15, 2015


Community gardens offer an opportunity to grow food collectively–great for those without their own land, and especially vital in areas where fresh produce may not be plentiful. But more importantly: community gardens improve the quality of people’s lives.


Beyond Sowing

One Aquaponic Rooftop Farm to Go Please

June 25, 2014

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It’s hard to disagree with the fact that urban rooftops could provide a huge playground for urban farmers. Rooftop gardens do exist of course, but in a city like New York with an endless number of industrial buildings, there could … Read More...

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