2016 Black Farmers & Urban Gardeners Conference: Deadline extended for Workshop Proposals!

If you haven’t submitted your proposal to present or lead a workshop at the 2016 Black Farmers & Urban Gardeners Conference the deadline has been extended for one more week. All proposals are now due by next Tuesday, September 6th!

This is our 5th Annual Black Farmers & Urban Gardeners […]

Former President of the Sara Roosevelt Park Community Coalition in Kauai

Our former President (of the Sara Roosevelt Community Coalition) Anne Fredericks moved to Kauai a while back. Here is how she is keeping busy (among other things).

She now heads this local environmental organization. Its Mission sounds familiar!

More and more environmental organizations understand that we are all engaged in a complex and […]

Clean energy won’t save us – only a new economic system can

From the Guardian: by Jason Hickel

“…. extreme events [are] becoming more commonplace, few deny climate change any longer. … a consensus is crystallising … fossil fuels are killing us. We need to switch to clean energy…fast.

… But … As important as clean energy might be, the science is clear: it won’t save […]

“This mayor has an incredibly simple idea to help the homeless. And it seems to be working.”

From the Washington Post:


Mayor Richard Berry was driving around Albuquerque last year when he saw a man on a street corner holding a sign that read: “Want a Job. Anything Helps.”

….as part of a push to connect the homeless population to services, Berry had taken to driving through the city to […]

“In New York City’s Lower East Side, gardening is a political act of resistance”

From the Guardian 2015

In honor of the M’Finda Kalunga Community Garden, New Forsyth Conservancy and the Elizabeth Hubbard Memorial Gardens. Preserving life as we want to know it for our lives and future generations….

Garden activism includes planting a flower or a free library, collecting rainwater or signatures, creating and maintaining homes for insects […]

Parks Department cleans up a slave burial ground in Flushing

Photo NYC Parks Department. The Olde Towne of Flushing Burial Ground has residents worried that the cemetery is not being respectfully maintained.

“The Olde Towne of Flushing Burial Ground, located at 45-12 165th St., served as a burial site to more than 1,000 African-American slaves and Native Americans since the late 1800s. According to […]

NYC Wilderness in Parks NYTimes

Getting New Yorkers Into the City’s Wilderness. All 10,000 Acres of It.

NYT Opinion Page Letter – From Neighbors to Save Rivington House

A Dubious Sale in Manhattan

To the Editor:

As longtime residents of the Lower East Side, we share your concern about the sale of Rivington House (“How Did a Nursing Home Become a Condo?,” editorial, Aug. 2). We, too, have been asking the mayor […]

Thomas Jefferson Park in East Harlem Celebrating newly renovated Park!

NYT: Want to Relax in a New York City Park? Join the Crowd

Photo: Benjamin Norman for The New York Times

“A stretch of Sara D. Roosevelt Park on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. The sprawling New York City public park system, which includes 2,000 parks, has never been busier, according to park officials, volunteers and conservancy groups. “

“Across New York […]