My School Garden Story

Before construction of garden
 March 26 2014

      CREATION OF OUR SCHOOL GARDEN This school has been a fantastic year for our school: we created a school garden. Located in Bedford Stuyvesant where healthy food is not easily accessible to the families of the school,we have created a powerful learning tool. Our school is PS/IS 262 EL Hajj Malik Shabazz [...]

{Eco Inspirations} Upcycling as Artform

When I think of upcycling I think about reusing or repurposing items otherwise destined for the dump. Rarely does the concept of high art cross my mind. In a quest for salvaging and recreating everyday objects into conceptual artforms, artist Josh Blackwell transforms the average plastic bag into what he calls “Plastic Baskets.” These stunning [...]

{Eco Inspirations} Enjoy, Don’t Destroy

In 1935 Franklin D. Roosevelt developed the Works Progress Administration (WPA) to help drive jobs for unemployed Americans, resulting in over 900 silk screened posters to be made and distributed across the United States. Inspiring? I think so! The Library of Congress writes, “The posters were designed to publicize exhibits, community activities, theatrical productions, and health and [...]