Road Trips: Little Rock and Denver Farmer’s Markets

May 9, 2011








Mr. Green Bean greets customers at Little Rock’s River Market. He gave his number to one of my friends!

Travels have kept me away lately as you may have noticed, but I’m back and getting into the groove again. I … Read More…

Quick! Call the Seed Bomb Squad

January 6, 2010


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Handmade from a mixture of eco-friendly, locally sourced and recycled materials such as used egg boxes, shredded office paper, organic compost and flower seeds, this bomb contains nothing flammable, though I wouldn’t board a plane with it hidden in your Read More…

NRDC Announces Growing Green Awards

October 28, 2009


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The National Resources Defense Council, NRDC,  has announced its second annual Growing Green Awards to honor farmers, business leaders and promoters of sustainable food. A $10,000 cash prize will be awarded for extraordinary contributions that advance ecologically integrated farming practices, … Read More…

National Community Gardening Week Starts Today

August 23, 2009


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On August 6, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack encouraged Americans to connect with the land, the food it grows and their local communities by proclaiming August 23-29, National Community Gardening Week.

A community garden is an opportunity to educate everyone about … Read More…

Bokashi Trench Composting Unveiled at Bushwick New York’s Aberdeen Compost Lot

July 16, 2009



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The first Vokashi trench composting will be unveiled today, Friday, July 17, 3:00 pm at the NYRP Aberdeen composting lot (take L train to Bushwick & Aberdeen; right on Aberdeen to the end of the block).

After months of collecting … Read More…

Hope for the Horticulturally-Challenged

June 8, 2009


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Many of you out there, if you’ve not yet done so, yearn to grow something in your limited spaces.  The challenge develops when, in addition to limited space, you also have limited resources, and for some hopeful gardeners, perceived limited … Read More…

Honey, I’m Home! High Hives for Urban Beekeepers

May 22, 2009


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Beekeeping is illegal in New York City where honeybees are considered “wild and ferocious animals.” Are urban beekeepers outlaws?  Those who comprise the anonymous group of urban beekeepers in the Big Apple would not be forced to keep their endeavors … Read More…

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