Community Greens

People of color, culture, health & fitness

Bronx Park Speak Up Feb 29 2020

The Bronx Parks Speak Up is an annual community networking conference for park and environmental stakeholders. Organized by the Bronx Coalition for Parks and Green Spaces (BCPGS), this day-long event, held at Lehman College from 11AM-5PM, draws over 250 Bronx residents, officials and agency representatives and gives community members and activists the chance to learn about government and non-government resources.

Photos from past Bronx Park Speak Ups

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Green Thumb Events

Click the “GreenThumb” for the Eventbrite page link. I signed up for a couple of events already. You should save this link. CZV

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We hope you’ll join us for our upcoming general body meeting:

Tuesday, October 1, 2019
6:30pm – 8pm 
(please note it has shifted earlier)
St. Mark’s Methodist United Church, 49 Edgecombe Ave, basement (please note updated location)

We will recap summer efforts and outline upcoming committee work for the fall and winter.

Hope to see you there! Newcomers welcome. Please RSVP here! 

Friends of St. Nicholas Park 
135th and St. Nicholas Ave
New York City, NY 10027 USA

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A Friend of St. Nicholas Park

The Japanese call it Shinrin-yoku, which can be translated as “forest bathing.” Developed in Japan during the 1980s, the practice of taking a stroll in a wooded area has become a cornerstone of preventive health care and healing in Japanese medicine. One 2015 study showed that taking a walk in a natural environment increases people’s mood and decreases the number of negative thoughts they experience. People who walked through city streets didn’t show any of these benefits. If you’re a city dweller, think about changing your commute so it takes you through a park or a green space.

walking manI try to walk though St. Nicholas Park several times a week. I always feel better, regardless of the days demands, afterwards. – CZV

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Seton Falls Park – Green Neighborhoods

bissel_kids_with_treesJoin us for a special edition of Green Neighborhoods! On Saturday, November 17th from 9:00am – 12:00pm, volunteers will take a nature walk through Seton Falls Park and learn about its important natural areas. Afterwards, volunteers will help protect the forest by removing harmful invasive plants. This part of our monthly Green Neighborhood event series in Edenwald– we’ll be out in the community on the third Saturday of every month!

Groups larger than 5 please contact Catherine.Laperche@parks.nyc.gov

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Community Greens

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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. - 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!

Crazy For Composting

February 15th, 2020
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Bronx Park Speakup

Lehman CollegeFebruary 29th, 2020
9 days to go.

Bissel Volunteer Days

See you in the Spring!March 15th, 2020
24 days to go.

The Green Fit Chick

Longer Life

According to new research 1. not smoking, 2. limiting your alcohol intake, 3. staying active, 4. maintaining a healthy weight, and 5. eating nutritious foods could not only extend your life, but improve the quality of it.

Planks

Planks are one of the most effective exercises because they require a small time investment and offer substantial results in a relatively short time. Make plank exercises part of your regular routine.

Ripped Vs Buff

Buff is well built, strong, and muscular but not necessarily big while ripped body is more defined and more pronounced muscles. Athletes are are buff while bodybuilders are ripped.

Embrace Whole Grains

Substitute all “white” carbs (bread, rice, etc.) with whole grains. When you eat whole grains, you feel more full due to the higher protein/fiber content and so you will need to eat less overall.

Cog Blogging

Bronx Fixed is Back! - BxFxd

Bike Positions

A riders determines how s/he wants to ride a bike and what type of bike they will use. Bikes, therefore, come in different configurations and geometries to suit individual riders. Different body positions suit each bike, such as 2 o’clock, 12 o’clock, 1 o’clock and so on.

Community Greens Consulting

Rover Rollover

Dog Crates

Done right, crate training helps breed familiarity, trust and a sense of security between your pup and his crate. You should not put dogs in crates that have not been properly crate trained.

Mat Training

Mat Training- A mat, or a defined place for a dog to “go to,” is a versatile and useful behavior to teach a dog. A mat can be a a dog bed, a dog mat, a bath mat, a towel, a blanket, – whatever makes the most sense for the dog and the handler.

Rude Dog Owners

Rude Habits Of Dog Owners. These are some of the things people complain about the most when it comes to dog owners.

Give An Animal A Home

Adopt a pet this holiday season. You can give an animal in need a loving home or consider donating to the ASPCA or other animal charity in a friend’s name.

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EARTH DAY – 50 YEARS

APRIL 22, 2020

Email

czvasser@yahoo.com

Handstands & Other Feats

In a world full of
little people I admit
I am minuscule.

czvasser.com – Tiny

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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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Condolences

Condolences

It is with regret we have been informed of the recent passing of Dolores Layne, mother of Archie Layne, NYCGBOA Member-at-Large.

Fried Chicken & Philosophy

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The Butterfly Project

CGCooks!

Cream-style soups are a favorite for warm, soothing meals on cold winter nights. The addition of a cup or two of cooked beans can stretch canned or homemade soup into a complete, protein-rich meal in just minutes. Stir a can of drained rinsed white beans into tomato soup. Or try pinto beans added to cream of celery soup.