Category Archives: Practice Makes Perfect

What’s the matter with “Muslim Rage”?

Repost.  Originally written for the Bridging Communities blog. Human rights advocacy org AWAAZ, a group I personally follow, takes a critical lens to Newsweek‘s controversial headline “Muslim Rage.”  I also appreciated a surprisingly empathetic op ed piece in the NYTimes … Continue reading

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Growing Groceries in Pots: Lessons from workshop at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

I had a great time with some eco-conscious, healthy eating pals with whom I attended a lecture/workshop at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens.  Gardener and foodie Marie Viljoen talked “Edibles on the Eduge,” about growing edibles in small urban spaces, such … Continue reading

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Spotted: the Top 6 Cosmpolitan Weeds of Brooklyn

Cosmopolitan Weeds?  New York’s brimming with them.  There’s actually no reason to consider these plants top 6 of any list, except that I happened to have gathered and photographed these samples.  I became more familiar with these herbs on a … Continue reading

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Do try this at home: Paper Seed-starting Pots!

I used this as an easy hands-on activity with the 6th graders of M.S. 88 to get them started on seeding!  The technique is so simple, once you do it, there’s no way to forget it.  But for the window/home … Continue reading

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Do try this at home: SLAPPLE!

Here’s a personal favorite recipe for all the vegans, and raw foodies, and general dessert lovers out there trying to control a sweet tooth, but not willing to give up the goodies!

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4 Key reasons you should network in the green economy

I had a really wonderful time at the UrbanGoGreen Expo.  The event was charged with a warm community feel, and it was very easy to talk to all the speakers and vendors in the room.  People directly grappling with job … Continue reading

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10.10.10…I win!

The date October 10, 2010 seemed to have enamored many with lotto wins, news of babies born to the corresponding minute/second deemed destined, and calls for social campaign efforts like http://www.worldwidemoment.org, which asked people all over the world to take … Continue reading

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