Joss and Barbosa led the side-by-side development of a new Brockton Neighborhood Health Center (BNHC) and a new Vicente’s Tropical Supermarket. Opened in 2015, they are connected both physically and programmatically by a shared purpose: to help people eat better.
Laurie Taylor-Mitchell (a NeighborSpace board member), who revived the weed warrior program in 2015, is leading Cromwell Valley’s volunteer struggle to manage invasives there. On a recent stroll through the park, she pointed to one infestation after another.
By Shyamani D. Siriwardena, Kevin Boyle, Thomas P. Holmes and P. Eric Wiseman Blacksburg, VA (September 28, 2016) - Urban forestry experts have long suggeste
"When people think about the value of their homes, they tend to focus on the man-made amenities ... it is important for people to consider the significant financial contribution that trees can make to the largest asset they own. And there are so many other benefits that come with those trees, such as clean air, cool surroundings, and watchable wildlife."
Blue Water Baltimore is working with CityScape Engineering and P. Flanigan & Sons to install a walkable educational landscape path and a rain garden while also removing over 6,000 sq. ft. of impervious parking surface. Upon completion, these restoration projects will treat nearly 14,000 sq. ft. of stormwater runoff, helping to reduce pollution and sediment load entering our waterways.
The average American throws out 4.4 pounds of trash a day. And then we put it in a big pile. And then the gas from that pile causes climate change.
In less than four years, San Francisco plans to stop sending any trash to landfills. Oakland has the same goal; Seattle, L.A., New York, and a few other cities hope to follow. A recent map shows how far the rest of the country will have to come to catch up.
The Manzanita Street Community Garden in Los Angeles, CA. Photo courtesy of the Los Angeles Community Garden Council. In a city of concrete that seems to extend forever, where every vacant lot looks destined for development, a patch of green is a w
“We see ourselves as primarily community builders and we do that through gardening – it’s a way of bringing neighbors together, often for the first time.”
LA Green Grounds “Dig-in” in South Los Angeles. Photo courtesy of LA Green Grounds. In Los Angeles, CA, community members involved in the urban farming and food justice movements are keenly aware of the food insecurity that is so preval
LA Green Grounds, a volunteer organization that works with residents of South L.A. to convert their front lawns and parkways into edible landscapes and urban farms.
Ward “Wink” Hastings died entirely too soon at age 69 on August 7, 2016 in Baltimore, MD after battling pneumonia. Wink is survived by his brother and sister-in-law Chip and Susan Hastings, and nephew Chris Hastings and wife Cyndy in New Hampshire, his niece Jan Hastings and husband Chip Stiles in Maine, and his Aunt Betty Keller, cousins Burma Barnes and Lucinda Keller in Hawaii, 5 grand-nieces and nephews, a tremendous network of friends in the greater Baltimore area, and colleagues throughout the country. Born in Massachusetts in 1947, Wink spent his childhood in New England and moved to Uta
Wink was instrumental to our effort to rank and map our conservation priorities. He was also a great friend. We will miss him a great deal.
If adjacent property-owners support the proposed changes, approximately a half-mile of Windsor Mill Road will be widened and sidewalks will be installed on both sides of the road in the next several years.
More than 800 golf courses have closed over a decade. Now clubhouses are going up in flames.
In the face of declining interest and competition driven by oversupply, course owners have gone searching for ways out. Some have donated golf course land tonature trusts and local parks, taking a tax break in return for preserving the open space.
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