Beatiful & organic yellow Swiss chard from this past summer 💚💛Swiss chard is a nutritional powerhouse -- an excellent source of vitamins K, 🅰️, and C, as well as a good source of magnesium, potassium, iron, and dietary fiber. 💪💪💪
Nutrition experts believe that Swiss chard and other chenopod vegetables, like beets, can be a highly renewable and cheap source of nutrients for many populations❗️♻️👨👧👦👩👧👨👧👩👧👦
👇Comment below to share your favorite chard recipes👇
@agtechx is NYC's only AgTech Coworking lab❗️Hoping to join a community 👨🌾👩🏿💼👨🏽🏫👨💼and make a difference⁉️If you're an individual seeking opportunities in Urban Agriculture🌱🏙, Technology📟, Sustainability♻️, and/or Business📊then AgTechX is the place for you. Gain knowledge, collaborate🤝 with like minded folks, and help identify pathways to action by becoming a part. AgtechX currently offers Co-working style memberships at their workspace in Brooklyn and hosts events, classes ✏️, and workshops as well👍🏻❗️See 👀 about it in the 👉#linkinbio
You've probably heard that since 2006, bees have been mysteriously disappearing. Some beekeepers say 90% of their bees are gone. Today's episode of AsapSCIENCE looks at the possible causes for the decline and the consequences of a bee-free society: see the 👉#linkinbio for more 🐝
"With every TOMS Roasting Co. product you purchase, TOMS will help provide safe water to a person in need One for One®."
💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧As I'm sure most of you are already aware - @toms popularized and does a wonderful job incorporating the 1-for-1, buy one give one, model into their standards, operations, and business objectives. They started off selling shoes and giving a pair away to someone in need for each pair bought, and have also placed cafes ☕️ in some of their retail locations. I want to share the fact that for each cup of coffee you buy, @Toms provides drinking water to someone in need. 💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧This is a beautiful, inspiring, and uplifting idea 💙 😁❗️Read more about @toms innovative practices with the #linkinbio and be sure to grab a cup of joe if you find yourself near a location 🤝📍
Beautiful, freshly picked chocolate🍫mint 🌿 from @elizabethstgrdn this past summer❗️Help save Elizabeth St. Garden in the heart ❤️ of NYC 🏙with the mission to preserve and protect the magic 💫of Elizabeth St. Garden as a community green space and to determine how NYC Parks and Recreation together with the community can protect this space for generations to enjoy❗️Visit their website to sign the petition to keep the garden alive, donate, and get involved in the #linkinbio 🌿🌿🌿🌱📝🌱🌿🌿🌿🌿
Also get a ticket 🎟to the Fall Fashion Fundraiser tomorrow night for which all proceeds 💰 go towards litigation, free public programming and garden maintenance❗️Party 🎊is from 6-9:30pm with musical 🎶 performances, an open bar 🍷, runway 💃presentation, and silent auction 🙋🏼♂️🙋🏾❗️
What Cheer, ahhhhh 😁😁@grocersbottling has created a delicious, healthy ginger ale beverage and its from NYC's delicious sandwich 🌯making shop @courtstreetgrocers ❗️I tried the What Cheer 😁 Ginger Ale which reads: "A benevolent mule kick, our fiery ginger ale is designed for those dyseptic days, you know the one when you just want to curl up in a soft, warm place and read some trash but know that, for goodness sake, its time to press on. We can fix this globe 🌎 if we just try a little. Always have some gingy on hand, and you'll never need a compass again❗️" read the article about these amazing drinks by @grubstreet in the 👉#linkinbio
It was a beautiful sunny ☀️ summer day 👨🌾- North Brooklyn Farms reshapes unused land into public green spaces where people connect with nature and one another 👐through agriculture and find access to sustainably-grown produce 🥕 Their farm and green space on the footprint of the iconic Domino Sugar refinery building 🏢marks the first time that stretch of the East River has been open to the public in over 150 years❗️Views of the Williamsburg Bridge, the Statue of Liberty and Manhattan skyline 🌆serve as a backdrop for weekly farm stands, farm to table dinners🍴, community volunteer days, musical performances 🎶 & other public and private events. Check out their website in the 👉#linkinbio for more info
♻️Want to know how to compost in NYC ⁉️
Get the details here 👉✅Veggie/Fruit Peels, Pits, Scraps, Skins, Seeds, Stems, Roots 🍎🥝🥕
✅Coffee ☕️ grounds, tea bags 🍵, fillers
✅ Egg 🍳 shells
✅ Bread 🍞, Paper ♻️ @grownyc is an organization that helps build and rejuvenate community gardens all over NYC the 5 boroughs. GrowNYC is the sustainability resource for New Yorkers: providing free tools and services anyone can use in order to improve the City and environment. #letsgrownyc
To learn more see their website in the #linkinbio 👆 ♻️
Did you know⁉️The Sunflower 🌻 is notable for turning to face the ☀️, a behavior known as heliotropism. 🌏🔄 While they are stunningly beautiful, they also are rich in history and meaning.📚 Sunflowers symbolize adoration, loyalty and longevity❤️🌻💛💚💙Much of the meaning of sunflowers stems from its namesake, the sun itself ✴️ Some kinds of sunflowers are grown for food, seeds and oil. A sunflower head can produce up to 1,000 seeds‼️What different uses for sunflowers have you seen❓Comment below to share👇
Smiling Hogshead Ranch is an urban farm collective fostering healthy community and culture in Long Island City, Queens. It is a true urban oasis. At Smiling Hogshead Ranch, "We work together to improve our lot, while nourishing connections with nature." 🗣💪🗣💪The ranch is a wonderful place to be one with nature in and to volunteer or spend time at‼️To become a member, gain access to events/news 🗞and join their network of awesome humans follow the #linkinbio to their website and be sure to follow them at 👉@smilinghogsheadranch
This ladybug bit 🐞 me twice. Ladybugs are garden friendly creatures. They attract to pheromones and can help you manage a number of pests and other insects.
According to @gardeningknowhow , "Getting ladybugs to come to your garden, and more importantly stay in your garden, is easy once you know a few simple facts and tricks."👩🌾🌿 Read more at Gardening Know How: Tips To Attract Ladybugs To Your Garden 👉#linkinbio
@alonovak is an aspiring urban farmer's champion 🌠. Founder of Eagle Street Rooftop Farm in Brooklyn @rooftopfarmer taps into the expanding market for rooftop farming and green roofs, in creating this first of kind, stylish, easy-to-use book for urban gardeners interested in utilizing their roof space for growing food.
As more people experiment with growing their own food in urban and suburban areas, farms and edible gardens are popping up on rooftops across the country. But there can be challenges, as rooftop spaces have their own unique set of rules for soil maintenance, watering, crop management, installation, and more. Author Annie Novak cofounded America’s first fully landscaped green roof farm, and her expertise shines in The Rooftop Growing Guide, the first book for a general audience on how to make an edible rooftop garden thrive. Novak has visited and interviewed rooftop farmers and gardeners across the country, so her advice works no matter where you live. With sample crop plans, case studies from around the country, and notes on harvesting, fertilizing, and more, The Rooftop Growing Guide provides inspiration and practical advice for a new generation of urban farmers and gardeners‼️
@nrdc_org NRDC works to safeguard the earth—its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends.
Many beautiful creatures including this checkered butterfly are at risk due to pesticides 🦋🏁
A recent @nrdc_org article reads:
"The pesticide industry and Dow Chemical have a new reason to cheer. The rest of us appear to be stuck with chlorpyrifos on our food, at least for the time being.
On March 29, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt announced the EPA would reverse a proposed ban on this extremely harmful pesticide and allow it to remain on the market. The move adds to the Trump administration’s growing roster of decisions informed by “alternative facts.” Nearly two decades’ worth of scientific studies—including analyses by Pruitt’s own agency—have documented the numerous risks this bug-killer poses to children and pregnant women.
What’s more, exposure to chlorpyrifos, one of the most widely used insecticides in the United States, is extremely difficult to avoid. Farmers across the United States spray approximately five million pounds of it every year on crops like apples, oranges, broccoli, and walnuts―more than one million pounds of it in agriculture-rich California alone.
Part of a family of nerve agents developed during World War II, chlorpyrifos, unsurprisingly, has incredible potential for harm. Research shows that exposure to this pesticide can increase the risk for behavioral issues and serious neurological damage in children, including ADHD, developmental delays, and lower IQs. Scientists and doctors consider these neurological effects to be “permanent, irreversible, and lifelong.” Studies have also shown that children exposed to chlorpyrifos and other closely related pesticides face greater risk of developing asthma-like symptoms and diminished lung function." STAND UP AGAINST PESTICIDES 🛑🚫‼️ Read more in the 👉#linkinbio
Its getting hot 🌋with @tisseranduk 🌵
Tisserand has been supplying the purest of essential oils ⚱️to both professionals and enthusiasts since 1974. Their heritage and expertise in blending essential oils ensure they are seen as leaders in the field of aromatherapy and wellbeing. Sourced from all corners of the globe, all their essential oils are 100% pure organic, wild crafted or ethically harvested 🌸, and are used and recommended by professional aromatherapists around the 🌎 ~Tisserand Oil Categories~
Certified organic essential oils are derived from plants that have been grown without the use of man-made fertilisers, herbicides or pesticides - instead using ecosystem management methods to maintain the health of both plant and soil. There are no inputs such as genetic modification or irradiation. The benefits of organic agriculture include no pollution of the local air or groundwater and no toxic chemicals in the plant or its essential oil, while maintaining the viability of the local environment. International standards are set by IFOAM (the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements), which also accredits many certifying bodies, for example the Soil Association or French Ecocert.
Wild crafted essential oils are derived from plants that are not cultivated, but are gathered from their natural, wild habitat. Although they are not organic, they will not have been contaminated by synthetic chemicals (pesticides, fertilisers, etc.) and will be growing in conditions favourable to the health of the plant. When wild crafting is done sustainably, a plan for harvesting must show that the harvest will sustain the wild crop.
This denotes sustainable cultivation. An ethically harvested essential oil is derived from a herb, shrub or tree that is not harvested so aggressively that the species becomes depleted. As far as aromatic plants are concerned, species depletion is only rarely a problem with herbs (which are mostly easy to grow in quantity) but tends to be more of an issue with slow-growing trees. ~~~~~~~~~~🌿~~~~~~~~~~
Bounties of 🥕's means a bunch of beta-carotene 😁❗️
Most of the benefits of carrots can be attributed to their beta-carotene and fiber content. This root vegetable is also a good source of antioxidant agents. Furthermore, carrots are rich in vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, vitamin B8, pantothenic acid, folate, potassium, iron, copper, and manganese.
Get more impressive #organicfacts on 🥕's with the #linkinbio
Andrew Douglas, an areawide director for the Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council and co-chair of the Los Angeles Food Policy Council Urban Agriculture Working Group was recently featured in a @cnnmoney report titled, "Why LA's Tech Community is Trying to Hack Hunger," which starts with him describing a scene, "Imagine flying in to LAX (you know) 🗺the pilot will say we're coming in to Los Angeles, weathers great ☀️- look out the window to your right, and you'll see Hollywood, and if you 👀 look out the left window, you'll see the rest of South Los Angeles, which is an ocean of communities. You WILL NOT see any grocery stores, when you look out the left side window of your ✈️ you just wont. It's not Just, it's an Unjust system"
In today's times the idea of a "food dessert" 🏜 is foreign to most - especially in the middle of a thriving and abundant metropolis like LA⛰🌆 In some of LA's densely populated areas, like in the south and southeastern parts of the city, there are hundreds of thousands of Angelenos who lack access to food that is both affordable and healthy. In these communities, the only available options for miles are often fast food restaurants 🍟or convenience stores 🍖🏪When these kinds of urban landscapes lack nutritional support on a wide scale, it is known as a food desert. 🚫🥗
Food deserts are also often underserved by schools, parks, public transit and job opportunities. 🏤🏫
Creating a local food system with equitable access to healthy food is a social necessity 🤝
Hack For LA convenes coders, designers, entrepreneurs, government agencies and activists to solve the region's biggest civic challenges. It builds community, political will, and software. Their most recent win is Food Oasis LA (FOLA), a mapping platform similar to Yelp, which simplifies complex data, like where to find the nearest food bank, farmers market or community garden. @foodoasisla
FOLA serves food seekers, policymakers and nonprofits by simplifying outreach efforts, streamlining food access, and grouping vital data that indicates where healthy, affordable food options are most needed. 🌟
Lead the food revolution and join @hackforla Tuesdays here. ALL ARE WELCOME #linkinbio
Coffee Commissary has a method to cut through the noisy coffee-conundrum madness of sourcing a quality cup of joe instead of just being another third-wave coffee service☕️They source all their coffees by trying every seasonal offering from the best micro roasters they can find and feature an impressive lineup including the likes of @chromaticcoffee @sunergos_coffee @templecoffee @victrolacoffee @coavacoffee 🤙In my opinion, they've aligned with a broader mission to serve customers premium coffee in the most direct way possible and, in doing so, improve the lives of small-scale farmers around the world.
~Looking for the perfect cup? Try one of these Cubano's ^ which benefits from premium coffee - For my visit that meant chocolatey 🍫Kochere coffee, grown in Chalalacktu, Ethiopia, and fresh-roasted at Coava Coffee Roasters in Portland. The beverage, which has the same proportions as a cappuccino, also contains house-made cinnamon sugar syrup, which mirrors some of the warmth of unrefined Demerara sugar and supports silky Straus Family Creamery barista milk @strausmilk❗️To Australians its similar to a flat white❗️Normally a Cubano is a cuban inspired espresso drink sweetened with demerara to help balance what is usually acrid, dark roast coffee so this version might not be too recognizable to Cubans, whether from Miami or Cuba, but thats not necessarily a bad thing❗️☕️
Check Coffee Comissary's website for locations near you above 👉#linkinbio 😁