Earth Day NYC Takes on Food Challenge

By geneva

Across the country environmental groups, municipalities, and citizens are coming together in a variety of ways to celebrate Earth Day. New York City is raising awareness by holding EarthFair 2009 this weekend at Grand Central Station. In addition to initiatives that aim to reduce carbon emissions, help endangered animals, and plant more trees, attention is [...]

Budget Cuts Come to NYC Compost Project

By geneva

The average New York City household discards two pounds of organic waste a day. Until recently the NYC Compost Project collected and composted leaves, gave indoor compost bins to interested New Yorkers, and offered extensive workshops on how to compost in the city. The city recently stopped composting all leaves due to budget cuts. Gathered [...]

New York City Gardeners Gather

By geneva

Community gardeners from throughout the five boroughs came together this past Saturday to celebrate thirty years of GreenThumb, one of the country’s largest urban gardening programs. Representatives from each garden attended to conference, to collaborate on new ideas, connect with one another, and attend workshops. This was the 25th annual GrowTogether conference run by GreenThumb. [...]

Farmers, New Yorkers Talk About Supporting Local Agriculture

By kieran

Many New Yorkers, most of whom were members of one of the city’s 55 CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture groups), networked with one another and with local farmers at the CSA in NYC conference held on Sunday, March 8, 2009.
The annual conference was sponsored by Just Food, a local non-profit organization that works for economic, environmental [...]

Fresh Food in Winter

By geneva

Farmer’s markets are one of the most convenient ways for urbanites to feel connected to the food the eat. Markets selling everything from mushrooms to ground turkey are available throughout New York City.  For one, these markets can revitalize communities and secondly they can provide fresh food to communities that might otherwise not be able [...]