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How to Enjoy Your Garden in the Winter

How to Enjoy Your Garden in the Winter

Contradictory as it may seem, Winter is an ideal time to envision the garden as a metaphor for our modern lifestyle– especially after a year as politically and socially tumultuous as 2016. The garden is dormant in the winter, but as it sleeps it is gaining energy for the spring. I believe the same concept...
  • How to Pack Sustainable for Fort Tilden, My New Favorite NYC Beach

    How to Pack Sustainable for Fort Tilden, My New Favorite NYC Beach

    I had been pretty down in NYC beaches up until this past weekend. Crowded, over commercialized, water foamy with who knows what... they seemed hardly worth the train ride. But my friend Marcela put together a day trip for us to Fort Tilden Beach in Quens, and cool as she is, I decided to go. Turns...
    Review: Good Eggs or Farmigo: Which Is Better?

    Review: Good Eggs or Farmigo: Which Is Better?

    Fresh Direct is fine, I guess. And the farmers market is a great concept. But the former isn't so sustainable or community focused, and the latter isn't very convenient. But two different websites have sprung up in NYC (and beyond) to fill the need of busy and discerning consumers. Both feature organic and locally raised,...
    No Compromise Month Days 8, 9, 10: The Cheapest and Easiest Way to Buy Gloves

    No Compromise Month Days 8, 9, 10: The Cheapest and Easiest Way to Buy Gloves

    It's No Compromise Month, where I take a hard line all things sustainable and see what happens. Here's what I've been grappling with this weekend: 1. The Newspaper On Friday, I suspended my New York Times delivery for a month. It comes in a plastic bag, and I don't read even half of it. Wouldn't...
    Eco-Friendly and Cool Things to Do in NYC This Week, Halloween 2014!

    Eco-Friendly and Cool Things to Do in NYC This Week, Halloween 2014!

    The Oldest Living Things in the World (last weekend!) Through 11/02 @ Pioneer Works | 159 Pioneer Street, Red Hook, Brooklyn Nothing stirs the heart toward preservation like seeing what a 3,000 year old lichen looks like. You can see this and other profoundly old organisms at an exhibition of Rachel Sussmen's work. The opening...
    Eco-Friendly and Cool Things to Do in NYC This Week, October 24th, 2014

    Eco-Friendly and Cool Things to Do in NYC This Week, October 24th, 2014

    The Oldest Living Things in the World Through 11/02 @ Pioneer Works | 159 Pioneer Street, Red Hook, Brooklyn Nothing stirs the heart toward preservation than seeing what a 3,000 year old lichen looks like. You can see this and other profoundly old organisms at an exhibition of Rachel Sussmen's work. The opening is this...
    Eco-Friendly and Cool Things to Do in NYC This Week, October 17th, 2014

    Eco-Friendly and Cool Things to Do in NYC This Week, October 17th, 2014

    Cozy Drive Thru 10/19 @ Anthropologie  Visit any US or Canada Anthropologie store to donate new or gently used children's or women's sweaters in support of local shelters. You'll get a $10 gift card toward any full-priced apparel item. More info. The Oldest Living Things in the World Through 11/02 @ Pioneer Works | 159...
    Eco-Friendly and Cool Things to Do in NYC This Week, October 10th, 2014

    Eco-Friendly and Cool Things to Do in NYC This Week, October 10th, 2014

    Cozy Drive Thru 10/19 @ Anthropologie  Visit any US or Canada Anthropologie store to donate new or gently used children's or women's sweaters in support of local shelters. You'll get a $10 gift card toward any full-priced apparel item. More info. The Oldest Living Things in the World Through 11/02 @ Pioneer Works | 159...