And no, Georgia isn’t currently one of them. Although Savannah is really pretty and the food is good.
I’ve been busy trying to get a bunch of the pieces of the Summer & Fall’s projects in place, including:
- Collecting water bottles & other materials for Paths of Desire. If you have access to water bottles or want to participate, let me know. Otherwise, plan on coming out on July 18th to participate!
- Kicking off the growing season by starting the green roof module growing (for Seeding the City) with a partnership with Covenant House!
- Finalizing the Seeding the City logo. It’s getting better all the time, thanks to the fabulous Caitlin Martin.
- Working on Seeding the City flag design & production with Graham Coreil-Allen – master of all things flag!
- Designing some project plans for a project on alternative urban agriculture models for a project with students in the fall.
And of course, as happens most of the time, my mind wanders to other projects. I would love it if I had enough funding to just come up with ideas/concepts and then I could have a battery of assistants to make the projects happen. Unfortunately it seems that while my projects are popular with people, they aren’t as popular with the funding agencies
So one of the other projects I was thinking about was “Give Me Four Feet” — I get people around NYC to give me four x four feet of their space, whether it is in the apartment, on the roof in the front or back yard, on their outside walls, whatever. Then with that four x four feet of space I set up some system that moves us towards sustainability. Maybe it is solar panels, or rainwater collection, or a green wall, or a garden plot. And then all of these systems work with each other. The harvested rainwater waters the garden, or the solar panels power batteries for a hydroponic pump, or the garden harvest feeds all the people working on the project. I haven’t worked it all out, but its another one I am thinking of.
Anyway, just wanted to let you know I am still thinking of other ways to do interesting things in the city…