Clarity at Snug Harbor

The fog was thick as we drove over the Verrazano Bridge towards Snug Harbor Heritage Farm early Saturday morning. Thick enough to obscure both Staten Island in front, Brooklyn behind, and the harbor beneath us. For all we knew we were driving up an on-ramp into the clouds, driving back or forward in time or … Continue reading

Raised Beds, Raised Consciousness

Staten Island does not grow very much food of its own. According to the Urban Design Lab at Columbia University, the island has community gardens on 3 lots, totaling 1 acre. That’s not a lot of food for the over 400,000 people living there. In addition, much of the island exists in a food desert, … Continue reading