Author Archives: materialist

Park Garden is under the threat of development

A little over a week ago, neighbors in the area spotted the attached notice posted on poles. There is intent to develop a 6-story mixed-use building on the lot Park Garden currently occupies. Now, this is the beginning of a longer process, so we will continue as usual and plan to plant through winter into early next spring, which is the soonest that ground would be broken, more than likely. If there is any better reason to participate and enjoy Park Garden this season, I can’t find it. There was … Continued


Occupy Sandy: Direct aid from Occupiers fills void left by FEMA & Red Cross

Working with churches in working class neighborhoods like Far Rockaway, Queens Occupiers are delivering vital support for people displaced by Hurricane Sandy who are not being helped by the NGOs & not getting enough help from the government agencies charged with that role. As many as 1,500 volunteers are showing up in a single day at just one church, delivering 15,000 meals. In less than a week Occupy Sandy has raised more than $348,000 dollars to directly aid people in need. Although individuals should not be forced to take this … Continued


Food Shift Updates and Newsletter Sign-up

I’m excited to share with you a milestone in the work I have been pouring my love and energy into over the past year.  Food Shift was born out of the desire to create a more just and sustainable food system and this is our first newsletter.  You are receiving this email because you are one of my personal contacts.  If you believe in me, if you believe food is too precious to waste, and if you see the opportunity to shift all this “waste” into something positive for our communities, … Continued