BBQ at the Java St Garden

Yesterday the Java St Garden Collaborative, a new community garden in Greenpoint, BK, on Java Street between West Street and Franklin Street, had a fundraising BBQ that in a lot of ways was its official introduction to the neighborhood. The gate swung open at 4pm and the air quickly filled with the smell of the … Continue reading

The Education of a Situated Eater

Note: this article was first posted on Construction Lit Mag. The French Food Chronicles, part 2: the Education of a Situated Eater The cows turned the corner, looked up and hesitated, unsure about the strange crowd standing near the entrance to the barn. We were lined up with cameras and notepads like paparazzi . But there was little … Continue reading

Introduction to Battery Urban Farm

Last Thursday I spent the day harvesting, seeding, and expanding my mind at Battery Urban Farm, nestled in between steel and glass office towers, in the long shadow of the new Freedom Tower at Ground Zero, bounded by New York Harbor and its islands – Governor’s, Staten, Liberty, Ellis; a one-acre farm shaped like a … Continue reading

A Meta-Meta-Analysis

A Stanford University meta-analysis (a study of other studies [which makes this post a sort of meta-meta-analysis and will commence the world turning in on itself]) released today questions whether there are any health benefits to eating organic produce or meat. It is worth reading about the study – here are reports from The New … Continue reading