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Exploring Placemaking in Mexico City

Posted by on Feb 19, 2017 | 0 comments

Exploring Placemaking in Mexico City

This article discusses the adventures of exploring peacemaking in at the Foro Lindbergh section of Parque México in Mexico City. Finding what works isn’t about a couple of community meetings and setting the course for a couple of activities, but can mean a series of trials and error, as well as a continual willingness to be flexible and adventurous. I think this project emphasizes the importance of grasping the idea that the use of a space changes over time and with the dynamics of the groups that primarily use that...

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Pollinator Food Sources

Posted by on Mar 13, 2016 | 0 comments

Pollinator Food Sources

We hear a lot about supporting pollinators in mainstream publications, but it is often difficult to find information that provides thorough lists of plants (not just the top 5 flowers), include both larval food and nectar plants, include bats and beetles rather than just bees and butterflies, or are specific to the regions in which we work. The Pollinator Partnership at Pollinator.org is a professional resource for this very thing. It includes the information you might expect from such an organization: beekeeping tips, challenges to plant gardens, information on the connection between...

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Brooklyn Gardens

Posted by on May 18, 2015 | 0 comments

Hey all! Here is a small collection of photos of places I’ve been gardening this season… thought you’d enjoy them! NPH backyard this is neil patrick harris’ roof! i laughed out loud when i saw this “garden” – drove all the way to the upper west side to clear out a couple of...

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Shady Urban Hill

Posted by on Mar 1, 2015 | 0 comments

A shady urban lot on a hill was overgrown with invasive bishop’s weed. The shallow soil over the ledge and the extended shade were challenges. The owner wanted a more manageable site, screening from the neighbor’s yard, and a peaceful setting. Native plants like bearberry, clethra, and itea were added. To decrease cost, ferns and ginger were transplanted from other areas of the yard and existing moss was harvested from areas that were going to be disturbed or mulched, and then transplanted. Moss Established on Ledge Sedum Pocket on Ledge Rebuilt Stone Wall, Invasives Removed, New...

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