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…

Outdoor & Indoor Oasis in London’s Bankside District

August 30, 2012


A walk in one of Bankside’s urban forests.

One of my favorite London neighborhoods is Bankside, a district in the city’s South Side, on the southern bank of the River Thames. As I’m always looking for a great urban outdoor oasis, Bankside … Read More…

My Rooftop-to-Table Dinner at Rosemary’s

July 12, 2012


Photo: Robin Plaskoff Horton, Urban Gardens

I began this week dining with a foodie friend at Rosemary’s, the latest addition to New York City’s restaurants with rooftop gardens and farms. Though our expected 45 minute wait turned into an hour … Read More…

Urban Gardens 2011 Roundup!

December 18, 2011

Wow, we sure had fun this year! From the world’s largest hanging flower pot to a mini vertical garden…gardens sprouting atop city busses and those on parking poles…The High Line in New York and its Parisian cousin…partying in Read More…

New York City’s First Urban Indoor Pop-Up Park

January 15, 2011

After two snowstorms, New Yorkers might be happy to escape the cold by stepping into the 73 degree warmth of a new indoor pop-up park. If they can make an indoor park here, they can make it anywhere. New York, … Read More…

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