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Open Culture In New York City, Growing Greens As Art and Local Food - Environment I was sitting on a desk in Jenna Spevack’s studio for about 20 minutes before I realized it was actually a piece of art. It was a month before her the opening of her show, "8 Extraordinary Greens," and the pieces were still stuffed into her studio, a corner of a vast shared space on the 7th floor of a former bank in Brooklyn. Trays of Spevack’s greens sat on the bookshelf, and she had shown me a small suitcase in which she’d installed one of the mini-farms. She had pulled out the table so we could sit down to talk, but I’d popped on top in order to sit a little closer to her. “Part of the show are these converted objects,” she said. I looked underneath the desk, in the well where a chair would go. 8 Extraordinary Greens opened last week in New York, at the Chelsea gallery Mixed Greens. Spevack started working on this project after completing a permaculture certification and training to be a master composter. Photo courtesy of Jenna Spevack

sconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection Wisconsin Farm to School DATCP supports robust Farm to School activities across the state. Farm to School is possible through strong inter-agency partnerships including: the University of Madison – Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems, the University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension, the Department of Public Instruction and the Department of Health. Goals of Wisconsin Farm to School 1. 2. 3. For information contact Sarah Elliott, Local and Regional Food Program Supervisor at 608-224-5046 or sarah.elliott@wisconsin.gov. AmeriCorps Farm to School Program Overview DATCP partners with the federal AmeriCorps program to implement a successful AmeriCorps Farm to School program, which works to decrease childhood obesity by promoting healthy eating habits in students and increasing access to local foods in schools. Background In September of 2008, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) launched a regional, multisite, AmeriCorps Farm to School Program.

NOVA Can Wind Turbines Make You Sick? Residents living in the shadows of wind turbines say the sound is making them sick. But so far the science isn't there. From NOVA Next | Jun 27, 2018 Thirty Years Ago Today, Global Warming First Made Headline News On June 23, a NASA climate scientist, James Hansen, told a U.S. From NOVA Next | Jun 23, 2018 New Middle Eastern Particle Accelerator’s Motto is “Science for Peace” In a region in turmoil, an unprecedented joint venture of scientists and policymakers is working together on Jordan’s new particle accelerator under the motto "science for peace." From NOVA Next | Jun 21, 2018 Psychological Damage Inflicted By Parent-Child Separation is Deep, Long-Lasting Here's what happens in the brain and the body when a child is forcibly separated from his or her parents.

Eccentric town, Todmorden, growing ALL its own veg By Vincent Graff Updated: 16:31 GMT, 10 December 2011 Admittedly, it sounds like the most foolhardy of criminal capers, and one of the cheekiest, too. Outside the police station in the small Victorian mill town of Todmorden, West Yorkshire, there are three large raised flower beds. If you’d visited a few months ago, you’d have found them overflowing with curly kale, carrot plants, lettuces, spring onions — all manner of vegetables and salad leaves. Today the beds are bare. Food for thought: Todmorden resident Estelle Brown, a former interior designer, with a basket of home-grown veg Well, that’s not quite correct. ‘I watch ’em on camera as they come up and pick them,’ says desk officer Janet Scott, with a huge grin. For the vegetable-swipers are not thieves. The vegetable plots are the most visible sign of an amazing plan: to make Todmorden the first town in the country that is self-sufficient in food. ‘It’s a very ambitious aim. ‘Nothing,’ says Mary. What’s to stop me nabbing all the apples?

A Restaurant That Hasn't Produced Trash In 2 Years (Video) We all know it's a good idea to reduce, reuse, and recycle, because creating less waste isn't just better for the environment — it's easier on the wallet, too. It's hard enough to do that on an individual level, so you can imagine what a challenge it would be for a restaurant to limit its waste, let alone eliminate it entirely. Well, one Chicago eatery has accepted the challenge, and passed with flying colors. Owner and operator Justin Vrany personally ensures that any waste the restaurant creates receives the proper disposal: biodegradable materials get composted, cardboard goes to recycling, and so forth. After two years, Sandwich Me In had produced eight gallons of waste; that's what an average restaurant throws out in a single hour. In addition to its garbage policies, Sandwich Me In also operates on renewable energy and uses local, sustainable meat. Watch this short video from NationSwell to see how the restaurant manages to achieve what most people think is impossible.

TRACSYMBOLS PROJECT 2010-2015 - TRACSYMBOLS Smart Meters, Science and Belief Annie Tritt for The New York TimesDeborah Tavares, with a sign protesting smart-meter installations, in Sebastopol, Calif. In researching Monday’s article about opposition to smart meters, I found myself once again facing a dilemma built into environmental reporting: how to evaluate whether claims of health effects caused by some environmental contaminant — chemicals, noise, radiation, whatever — are potentially valid? I turned, as usual, to the peer-reviewed science. But some very intelligent people I interviewed had little use for the existing (if sparse) science. How, in a rational society, does one understand those who reject science, a common touchstone of what is real and verifiable? The absence of scientific evidence doesn’t dissuade those who believe childhood vaccines are linked to autism, or those who believe their headaches, dizziness and other symptoms are caused by cellphones and smart meters. What gives? Dr. Here, slightly edited and condensed, is Mr.

Virtual garden planner connects gardeners and grows community By its very nature, gardening is a down-to-earth endeavor, and one which requires you to get offline, get out in the sun, and get your hands in the soil, but that doesn't mean that the world of technology and social media has no place in the garden. After all, the internet is a good place to get gardening tips and ideas from, and to peruse seed catalogs and learn from others, and even if you've got a fellow gardener in your community to connect with, the web offers access to a variety of digital garden tools that can be integrated into your learning experience, such as this virtual garden planner. I previously covered an online organic vegetable garden planner, Smart Gardener, which can help guide beginning gardeners, but this newest virtual garden planner has an added social and community-building aspect to it that could serve as a great resource for those who'd like to connect to other gardeners and get advice and support. Have you ever used a digital garden planner such as Greenius?

Solve Puzzles for Science | Foldit Hey everyone! I will be leading a Science Café about Foldit at the Southpaw Social Club, in San Diego, on April 28. The purpose of the event is to engage with the community in a casual, comfortable setting to talk about the exciting science of protein folding and the Foldit computer game. We're very excited about this opportunity to share Foldit in such a personable format! The event is free and registration is not required.

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