Community Greens

People of all colors discussing evergreen ideas.

New York City Century Bike Tour

It’s official, registration for the New York City Century Bike Tour is open!

With routes for riders of all abilities (including a 15-mile closed course), fully stocked rest stations, and an awesome Finish Festival, this year’s New York City Century Bike Tour will be the highlight of your summer. Register before June 1 for the lowest price of the season!

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I haven’t done a bike tour in years. I realize now that my degenerating hip prevented me from enjoying what I loved best: Riding a bike. My hip was replaced with a Nimbus 300 February 26 and I’ll be back on a bike June 1st. I don’t think I’ll get in a century this year but I’ll be back on a bike. Hallelujah! I remember riding my first NYC Century and it was one of the greatest experiences in my life. The last time I did the NYC Century Bike Tour, I was a ride volunteer and loved helping other riders along the way. – #BxFixed


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The 9 Minute Workout

I found this great The 9 Minute Workout article in the NYTimes 1/7/18. With no bells and whistles, this workout can get you in shape! Okay, 9 minutes is the Beginner Baseline. Get past this to work out for 27 minutes, not to mention a warm up and a cool down. Yes the entire program would mean commitment, but aren’t you worth it? Also consider, no travel time and no gym or equipment costs. This is tough to beat. The biggest challenge seems to me it may get boring after a while but read the article as there are lots of things you can swap in and out and things to make the workout easier or more challenging.

I’ve got Chuck Vasser started on this as a pseudo-resolution. Let’s check in on him periodically to see how its going.


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Habits To Embrace Everyday

Meditate. It helps lower stress and enhances creative thinking and productivity. Include daily meditation as part of your success plan.

Daily Goals. Mental clarity and focus is high first thing in the morning. Take 10 minutes to get clear about what you need to accomplish. Make a list and prioritize tasks in order of importance.

Eat Breakfast. It’s good for overall health. It improves memory, boosts energy, improves mood, and enhances your concentration. Start the day with a glass of water!

Move. Research shows exerciser before work are more consistent. Walking, running or stretching can increase your mental clarity for four to 10 hours post-exercise.

Visualize the Day. While preparing for the day, think about your goals. Visualize your day as everything happening perfectly.

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Hydration Is Crucial In Cold Climates

“People become dehydrated if they drink less than six eight-ounce glasses of water a day. With less blood volume the heart has to beat faster to keep up.” -William A. Tansey, III, MD, an expert in cardiovascular disease at Summit Medical Group

brittany_rayMany people often associate dehydration with humidity and dreadful amounts of summer heat. And yes, dehydration cases are very prevalent in those instances, but rarely do people think about suffering from dehydration in the winter months. In my opinion, the winter months are the months where most people can get in the habit of becoming dehydrated without actually being aware of it! For instance, in winter, people feel about 40 % less thirsty, even though the body’s need for water is unchanged all year round. That’s a big number, so I wanted to make you more aware of the other reasons you can become dehydrated in the winter months, so here are a few more things you should think about.
When you wrap yourself in heavy clothing, you sweat more than usual. Fire fighters are known to suffer from dehydration often because of the heavy clothing they have to wear.
Certain fluids dehydrate the body (alcohol, carbonated drinks, sugary drinks, caffeinated drinks).
Monitor the color and smell of your urine. Light yellow or clear with little smell is the goal. Anything darker and more smelly signals dehydration.
There is always natural loss of fluid during the day from perspiration. If you exercise, more water intake is required.
Be more mindful of these things and you will be helping to maintain your health and your heart.

All I ask is that we continue to grow and seek abundance as well as enlightenment. Stay well, stay healthy and be blessed.


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Why You Should Exercise

This is a great graphic on the benefits of regular exercise. Pick something. Work out regularly. Your health will thank you.

The Fit Chick

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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.


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!

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Morgan Powell

Smiling Bellies
The First Day of SpringMarch 20th, 2018
What are you planting today?

Upcoming Events

  • Bissel Gardeners Meeting July 7, 2018 at 10:00 am – 11:00 am Veterans Garden-Propagation
  • Volunteer @ Bissel Gardens July 14, 2018 at 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Veterans Garden-Propagation
  • Bombazo Dance Co / The Sabrosura Effect July 27, 2018 at 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm St. Ann’s Ave. & 146th St., Bronx, 11413

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Bronx Fixed is Back! - BxFxd

Community Consulting

A green roof is partially or completely covered with vegetation, such as sedum, planted in a growing medium over a waterproof membrane. Green roofs are can help insulate your house, reduce water runoff, filter pollutants, and cool the air. The typical green roof isn’t meant to be walked on. A roof garden, whether or not it has flowerbeds, is meant to be visited and enjoy.

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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 Black Caucus Of IAABO

The Black Caucus Of IAABO

The Black Caucus of IAABO. originated at the Fall Convention of IAABO that took place in Atlanta, Ga in 1987. In Jimm Paull’s (Bd #42), room in the Colony Square Hotel were Buddy Keaton, and Ken Jordan (Bd #37) from New York City. .


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