saturday, june 1
4 to 8 pm
812 edgewater road
bronx, ny 10474
- the launch of the 29-foot Beetle whaleboat built for Mystic Seaport Museum
- the launch and naming of a new 17-foot Whitehall rowing boat
- live music by 7-time Grammy nominee Bobby Sanabria & Quarteto Aché
- dinner provided by Rocking the Boat families
- demonstrations of Bronx River environmental research and restoration
- community rowing on the Bronx River
Filed under: Community Green, Bronx River, environment, Rocking The Boat
An evening of contemporary works by choreographers who’ve worked or presented work at BAAD! includes Malinda Ray Allen, Arthur Aviles, Emily Berry, Jennifer Chin, Jessica Danser, Ranardo Domeico-Grays’ VISIONS Contemporary Ballet, Jasmin Rituper, Jule Jo Ramirez, Noele Phillips and Antonio Ramos.
BAAD! Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance
841 Barretto Street 2nd Floor, Bronx, New York 10474
2013 Boogie Down Dance Series presents IN THE BRONX
I’m There This Saturday!
Filed under: Community Green, Arts, BAAD, dance
The Black Farmers and Urban Gardeners Conference is presented by Black Urban Growers (BUGs), an organization committed to building networks and community support for growers in both urban and rural settings. Through education and advocacy around food and farm issues, they nurture collective black leadership to ensure they have a seat at the table. Based in the New York City Metropolitan area, their founding members include representatives from grassroots groups, non-profit organizations as well as individuals from various communities:
SAVE THE DATE!
Black Farmers & Urban Gardeners Conference
Power & Sovereignty
November 8-10, 2013
Filed under: Community Green, Community Gardens, environment, Food Justice, Gardening
Another exciting event at a beautiful location in the Bronx!
Filed under: Community Green
Mark your calendar, Sunday June 2, 2013, the Bronx Puerto Rican Parade, Grand Concourse and 192nd Street at 1pm. Parade will end on Grand Concourse at Van Courtlandt Ave East.
If you are not Puerto Rican, it is ok if you want to march or have a dance group. Please inbox Miriam Quinn through her Facebook page to march in the parade (dancers, musicians, etc.,) and for more information.
See you all there with a great big smile on your face and your Puerto Rican flags. Que viva Puerto Rico ♥
Filed under: Community Green, Culture, Puerto Rican
When Abu Talib helped start the Taqwa Community Farm in 1992 on 164th St. and Nelson Ave, in the Highbridge section of the Bronx, people thought he was crazy. It was a dumping ground for old appliances, tires and abandoned cars. It was a warzone when Abu, his son Bobby Watson and a handful of community members took on the challenge.
Today Taqwa yields about 10,000 pounds of food annually and a colony of bees and a dozen chickens call the farm home. “Just get a few chickens and you can feed yourself,” says Abu. After two decades of hard work, fruiting pear, apple and cherry trees are found with collard greens, lettuce, onions and bushes of strawberries, blueberries and raspberries. To look at Taqwa Community Farm today, you couldn’t imagine what it was 20 years ago.
Filed under: Community Green, Community Gardens, Food Justice, Gardening, Morgan Powell
April 29, 2013 • 12:48 pm
Morgan Powell with Abu Talib, Taqwa Community Farm
In April, Morgan Powell reached the 10 year milestone in his research on Blacks in the Bronx, especially those in, around and influenced by the Bronx River. Morgan has drawn from diverse and sometimes obscure sources to reveal the greater worth of Black contribution that is often purposely overlooked and has made their history contemporary.
He volunteers lately at Taqwa Community Farms in the Bronx with Abu Talib and I recently chatted with Morgan about what I believe is his masterwork to date: Bronx River Sankofa – 100 Golden Moments. The link below provides an incredible annotated 100 slide tour. I had the great fortune to go on the inaugural walking tour and have enjoyed the in-gallery talks several times. As the expression goes, “you owe it to yourself” to take the Bronx River Sankofa Virtual Tour.
Bronx River Sankofa – 100 Golden Moments:
Morgan Powell Links – A list of blogs, videos and more!
Morgan Powell – Bio
Filed under: Blacks, Bronx River, Community Green, African-American, Black History, Bronx African American History Project, Bronx River Sankofa
Thumbnails/slideshow of perennial flowers that attract butterflies. Add these to your garden and you are off to a great start in attracting butterflies and other pollinators.
Black Eyed Susan
Filed under: Community Green, Environment, Parks, Sunflowers & Butterflies, butterflies, Butterfly Parks, Community, Sunflowers & Butterflies
I am beginning to realize I am only green around the edges. Sure, I am a community gardens/farms advocate and have helped folks set up lots of organic gardens using Square Foot Gardening techniques. I grow food and have a grow box full of herbs next to my door which I regularly raid for cooking. This year I am growing micro greens on the kitchen counter. I am careful, but not scrupulous, about what I eat but it wasn’t until I ran across the list of The Best Super Foods on Earth that I realized I could tweak my diet to make myself a lot healthier. There are other lists out there and you will note there are several omissions here, like Acai berries, that lately been touted as a super food. For discussion, let’s use this list from Heal With Food as a starting point.
You can go directly to the articles by clicking the links in the list below or you can go to the main article What Are The Healthiest Foods You Can Eat. Whatever you do, make yourself healthier. Add more of these healthy foods to your diet. You can also print the Community Green Healthiest Foods PDF.
What Are The Healthiest Foods You Can Eat
Almonds – Health Benefits & Nutritional Properties of Sweet Almonds
Bilberries – Health Benefits of Bilberries
Black Beans – Health Benefits of Eating Black Turtle Beans
Black salsify – Health Benefits of Black Salsify Root (Scorzonera Hispanica)
Blood Oranges – Health Benefits of Blood Oranges
Broccoli – Health Benefits of Broccoli: Nutritional Value Beyond Vitamins
Burdock Root – Burdock Root is Edible and It Offers Numerous Health Benefits
Cannellini Beans – Health Benefits of Cannellini Beans
Carrots – Health Benefits of Eating Carrots
Chia Oil - Health Benefits and Culinary Uses
Chia Seeds -Why Chia Seeds Are Good for You - as well as the Complete Nutritional Profile of Chia Seeds
Dragon Fruit – Dragon Fruit: Nutritional Value, Health Benefits and Calorie Count
Garland Chrysanthemum – Garland Chrysanthemum Leaves: Nutrition and Health Benefits
Garlic – Healing Properties and Medicinal Uses
Green Tea – Health Benefits of Green Tea (and Why Loose Leaves Are Superior)
Jerusalem artichokes – Jerusalem Artichokes: Health Benefits & Nutritional Properties
Kale – Health Benefits of Kale: Why Kale is Superfood No 1
Mandarin Oranges – Health Benefits of Mandarin Oranges Such as Tangerines and Clementines
Manzano Bananas – Manzano Bananas: Nutrition Facts & Health Benefits
Matcha Powder -Matcha has strong anti-oxidant, anti-aging and anti-cancer properties
Mushrooms – Health Benefits of Eating Mushrooms
Navel Oranges – Health Benefits of Navel Oranges (Sweet Oranges)
Oca root - Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits
Passion Fruit Seeds – Health Benefits of Passion Fruit Seeds
Prunes – Health Benefits of Prunes
Red Kidney Beans – Health Benefits of Eating Red Kidney Beans
Red Onions – Health Benefits of Eating Red Onions
Root Chicory – Medicinal Uses of Inulin from the Chicory Root
Shrimp – Health Benefits of Eating Shrimp
Watercress -Healing Properties of Watercress
White Beans – Health Benefits of White Beans (Navy Beans)
Filed under: Community Green, Food, Health, Food, Food Justice, Food Tuesday, healthy eating