Community Greens

People of all colors discussing evergreen ideas.

People and Cats vs Dogs

If you’re a cat owner, you’ve probably found yourself defending the unique way in which your cat displays affection on more than one occasion. In comparison to the boundless enthusiasm that dogs eagerly express towards their humans, cats often act aloof—even indifferent—towards their primary caregiver. But a new study published in the journal Current Biology says cats are just as bonded to the people who take care of them as dogs and babies are. In fact, they have a healthier way of showing it compared to their canine counterparts.

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Dies The Swan

The woods decay, the woods decay and fall, 
The vapours weep their burthen to the ground, 
Man comes and tills the field and lies beneath, 
And after many a summer dies the swan.

From Tithonus by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/45389/tithonus

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Black History in NYC Parks


I volunteered in the Crotona Park Garden when I was a kid. My mother, when she was 75 years old, mentioned how for years, my brother and I would bring home, “shopping bags full of vegetables from the garden”. She also added, “You boys didn’t realize how much of a help you were to me as a single mom during some difficult times. You stayed out of trouble and put food on the table. I just want you to know that”.

My mom passed away a few years ago at 95 but I will always remember she appreciated my brother and I participating in a NYC Parks Garden Program.

If you know something about Black History in NYC Parks click the link below.

Got a park memory related to Black History month? Forward it and I’ll post it. Thanks.

https://www.nycgovparks.org/about/history/black-history-in-NYC-parks

Filed under: African-American, Arts & Culture, Black History, Blacks, Community Green, Gardening, It Takes A Village, ,

NYC Master Composter Class

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The NYC Compost Project works to rebuild NYC’s soils by providing New Yorkers with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities they need to make and use compost locally. NYC Compost Project programs are implemented by DSNY-funded teams at seven host organizations, including The New York Botanical Garden. For more information on composting in the Bronx, call our Helpline at 718.817.8543 or visit nybg.org/compost

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Free Rodent Training in the Bronx

ratYou can learn about safe and effective methods for rat prevention in your home and community at our free training. This short, two- to three-hour training is targeted to superintendents, building staff, property managers, homeowners, interested tenants, community gardeners and the local business community. We will host a training on Thursday, Oct. 18 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Boogie Down Grind Café (866 Hunts Point Ave., Bronx). To register, email info@majoracartergroup.com. Free rodent-resistant garbage bins will be raffled off to participants who register. More info: on.nyc.gov/2Nhcjtb

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About Community Greens

It takes more than a village to raise a child in today's world. The world is more than flat or round or sun and moon. It's also the village on the other side of the river. The objects in the sky are different from that view. Community Greens, griot-like, tells a story. I invite you to share my view.

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Chuck Vasser

Blacks In Green

There are more of us people of color out there than you realize and we are coming together to express our concerns, ideas and sit at the table!

Bissel Volunteer Days

See you in the Spring!March 15th, 2020
4 months to go.

The CG Fit Chick

The push-up is an essential muscle-building move. They're a barometer of your overall cardiovascular health as well. A recent study by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health found that men who can complete 40 consecutive push-ups have a 96% lower risk of coronary artery disease and heart attacks in the future compared with those who can only do 10 or fewer. Push-up capacity was more strongly associated with lower incidence of cardiovascular disease events than was aerobic capacity as estimated by a treadmill exercise test. If you're not hitting 40 but can still perform more than 10, you're doing some good. Heart disease risk decreased with every push-up completed over the baseline of 10.

Cog Blogging

Bronx Fixed is Back! - BxFxd

Community Greens Consulting

Rover Rollover

When you aren’t home, your dog will do whatever s/he wants to keep themselves entertained and busy until you get home. It’s their home too.

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Green Tips!

Coffee

Technically, black coffee is a calorie-free beverage, and many people drink it during fasting with no adverse effects. There are some people who experience a racing heart or upset stomach if they use coffee during a fast, so monitor your own experience. You can drink caffeinated or decaffeinated coffee, but any sweetener or milk is prohibited. Spices like cinnamon are totally fine!

Bonus: black coffee might actually enhance some of the benefits of intermittent fasting. This study demonstrated that taking in caffeine can support ketone production. Coffee has also been shown to support healthy blood sugar levels over the long term.

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“Even though this planet is round, there are just too many spots where you can find yourself hanging onto the edge, unless there’s some space, some place to take a breather for a while.” –Gloria Naylor

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The Future of Spofford

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Holcombe Rucker Gala

Holcombe Rucker Gala

Holcombe Rucker Blacktop to the Boardroom Gala at the Alhambra Ballroom, NYC, Thursday November 7, 2019 6-10:30 pm.

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Fried Chicken & Philosophy

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The Butterfly Project