Spring Planting

New Spring Greens

It’s finally May and today’s lunch included a lovely salad of freshly picked wild arugula, lettuce thinnings, baby pac choi (the ones that look like little green wide-based vases), radishes and mache, with finely chopped parsley and chives. The spiciness of the wild arugula is balanced with a sprinkling of a sweet touch of finely chopped dried or fresh fruit. …

If You Are a Little Gardener and Live in Brooklyn

Heaven's Gate Community Garden

Join educators Alexa Fábrega and Mira Hunter for garden workshops at the Heaven’s Gate Community Garden for little hands. Each family will take home their beautiful garden box or bird house. All proceeds go to help fund environmental projects at the garden.  $15 Each RSVP kiyomi@bjafa.org Alexa Fábrega is a designer, writer, and gardener, based in Brooklyn, New York. Raised in Tokyo, Japan, …

The First Multi-Family building to Dump its Dumpster

Quayside Village Dumping Their Dumpster In 2007

In 2007, North Vancouver’s Quayside Village Cohousing Community of 20 units became the first multifamily building to “Dump the Dumpster”. Now that’s taking recycling to a sustainable level. Still today in 2015, we have not heard of another multifamily building to do this. And we would love more company, lots of company. Have you heard of anyone else reducing their waste …

Making Room for 7 Billion of Us

Making Room for 7 Billion of us

Welcome to this magical window into our world: Our little Quayside Village world of 19 families living in North Vancouver on Canada’s Pacific Ocean. And this, first ever for us, window into the world’s global nervous system we call the internet. Launching into our 60’s now and brought up during the 60’s too, we would not be opening up this …

The Whole Magic Universe Is Dying: An Unexpected Environmentalist

William S. Burroughs

Celebrating 101 Years of William S. Burroughs. Toward the end of his life, Burroughs became more concerned about the environment. It was like his childhood in Saint Louis was fading away, the old beautiful Midwestern America. William could feel the loss. “The magical medium is being bulldozed away. No more green reindeer in Forest Park. The angels are leaving all …