How to Grow Oyster Mushroom at Home

How to Grow Oyster Mushroom at Home

Oyster mushrooms are the ingredient of many delicious dishes because of their delicious taste and chewy texture.They’re also the rich source of protein, fiber, vitamin B& E, potassium, selenium, etc., which are very good for our immune system. Moreover, according to recent studies, oyster mushrooms can lower cholesterol level and prevent cancer. Good news for…

Micro-Gentrification

Micro-Gentrification

Fairy Houses are the latest exhibit in the ongoing transformation of North Brooklyn Recently, I had the great opportunity to visit a major new real-estate development going up on the hot-corner of Franklin and Oak.   The brainchild of the GCEF-funded Greenpoint Eco-Schools, a local organization providing ecological education to local elementary schools, this development makes… Read More

A New Leaf for Greenpoint’s Local Library

A New Leaf for Greenpoint’s Local Library

Greenpoint will soon be going greener, thanks to the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund and the Brooklyn Public Library. Construction has officially launched for the update of the Greenpoint Public Library branch, which had the previous location demolished in July 2017 to make space for the new building. The process is being funded by a $5 million grant… Read More

Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund showcases progress in second annual Open House

Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund showcases progress in second annual Open House

Reprinted from our friends at the Brooklyn Daily Eagle (By Andy Katz | October 16, 2017).  By late afternoon at Monsignor McGolrick Park on Oct. 14, people were packing up displays, folding charts, placing live organic samples carefully into transport containers, wiping down binoculars, stacking trays of plants, upending long tables and folding their legs… Read More

Brooklyn Pedestrians “Going Green”: How Safe Are They?

Brooklyn Pedestrians “Going Green”: How Safe Are They?

By Landon Biehl. One of the easiest ways to “Go Green” has always been bicycling and walking whenever possible. Greenpoint, Williamsburg, and Brooklyn, in general, are very pedestrian-centric but not always pedestrian-friendly. Year after year we hear of fellow Brooklyn residents, and even New York tourists, who are injured or killed after being struck by… Read More

Taking Care of Lentol Garden

Taking Care of Lentol Garden

By Beatrice Chalkley with an introduction from Sustainability Coach, Fran Agnone.   On Monday, July 31,  Lentol Garden- a community garden located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn opened its gates to the families from PS 110 The Monitor School for a morning of planting, watering, and exploring.  While most families pass Lentol Garden as they go about their… Read More

Eatin’ up My Baby Bumble Bee

Eatin’ up My Baby Bumble Bee

A Chat with the founders of Laroua Foods NOTE: This is Part II of a two-part exposé of the Brooklyn Bug Fest.  Part I, an overview of the fest, ran last month. The Brooklyn Bug Fest, staged over Labor Day weekend in Williamsburg, pulled the curtain back on a small but growing family of urban entomophagists… Read More

Planting Daffodils in City Sidewalk Tree Pits (and The Daffodil Project)

Planting Daffodils in City Sidewalk Tree Pits (and The Daffodil Project)

New York City’s The Daffodil Project is simply amazing.  It was founded in 2001 as a living memorial to September 11. This year, almost 7 MILLION free free bulbs were donated citywide to be planted in public places. It is one of the largest volunteer efforts in the city’s history. Here’s an except from their website as to… Read More

Committing Insecticide

Committing Insecticide

Traveling under the Entomophagy Rainbow at the Brooklyn Bug Fest. NOTE: This is Part I of a two-part exposé of the Brooklyn Bug Fest, a celebration of entomophagy unfurling in Brooklyn this past Labor Day Weekend. Part II, an interview with some Bug Food Entrepreneurs, will run next week.   Eating is one of the… Read More