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Category Archives: Urban Environmentalism

Early Morning, Late Season Harvest

“Ready to eat in 24 days!” The packet said. “Easy plant for kids to grow!” The packet said. Well, 40 days later my Cherry Belle radishes are…cherry. But bell shaped? Not so much. Not gonna lie, no idea what happened. Right after the “blizzard” I thought, I should probably harvest those guys. I read somewhere […]

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TED Talk – Fighting Food Waste

So nutritionally, dark leafy greens are the best. Keeping them from going bad before you figure out what to do with them can be trouble. When the West Harlem CSA gives us kale, spinach, arugula, cabbage, and boston lettuce we are definitely in trouble. Mike doesn’t really eat salad and I am only one woman. The […]

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Eco-Friendly Faces

Sam and I hit up New Green City in Union Square last week. We switched over to Green Mountain Energy, learned about options for composting in the city,  harvesting rain water, and I signed up to get myself and Mike off any junk mail lists. I bought some more bulbs from the Certified Naturally Grown guys (not entirely […]

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Eagle Street Rooftop Farm

  Photo: Fashion For Two – Creative Commons   It’s hard to get involved in cooking and food, without really developing an interest in where it comes from. I’ve loved meeting the farmers and fishermen at markets around the city, talking to friends and family who are involved in farming, and I am really looking forward to the […]

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