Wild Wineberries

When your family calls you to come upstate because it is berry week, you go. There is one week out of the entire year that the town I grew up in is overflowing with wild berries that are so sweet and delicious! I spent the afternoon picking them with my sisters and the early evening making my first pie (I…
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Edible Plants

Have you ever been walking in a park, looked at a leaf, and wondered, “what do you taste like?” and wanted to take a nibble? Well… that is what I spent my day doing yesterday, eating park plants. I know that sounds dangerous, gross, and unsafe, however, rest assured that it was an edible plant walk in Prospect Park coodinated…
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Homegrown Food

I used to lead an education program for New York City kids on water. One of the first questions i’d ask to them was “does anybody know where our water comes from”? Some of the more spunky kids would raise their hands, waving them around, getting up on their knees in their chairs, making weird shapes with their faces, practically…
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Zero Waste Takeout

Sometimes you just want to sit on your couch and eat your favorite Thai food while watching Arrested Development. Unfortunately, a delivery of Thai would include many plastic containers, plastic forks, napkins, menus, a brown paper bag, a plastic bag over that, and a printed receipt.Β It is important to remember that many cities, including New York City, do not actually…
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Water On The Go

  It is nearly summer and the heat means more sweat, more time outdoors, and more thirsty moments! But I refuse bottled water as it is wasteful, packaged in plastic, and unnecessarily expensive, so when I am on the go and thirsty it is great to have NYC Water-On-The-Go available at some really convenient locations.   What is it? Water-On-The-Go…
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