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Growing is Forever

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Jesse Rosten's ode to the Redwoods.

If you've ever been to the old-growth Redwood forests of Northern California, you know there's some seriously awe-inspiring, ancient vibes among those trees. "Growing is Forever" is a short from Jesse Rosten that he calls his "best attempt to capture the reverence I feel when in the presence of these giants." Not a bad attempt! If the narration is a bit too earnest......read more

Growing Basil

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Wilder Quarterly dishes some wisdom on growing the world's most versatile herb

Whoever said that print is dead clearly hasn't picked up Wilder Quarterly, the Brooklyn-based journal filled with pages that star "half-green thumbs, rooftop gardeners, foodies and chefs, laymen hikers, landscape architects, hobby farmers, horticulturalists, nature’s innovators, amateurs, and experts." It's definitely on our shortlist for top magazines on the newsstand. The WQ blog delivers......read more

Sustainable Food Leaders Recognized by NRDC

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Winners of 2011 Growing Green Awards announced this week.

We are in the midst of a food revolution. Urban farms are popping up all over the place. Wal-Mart is buying local, sustainable produce. Even the White House growing its own vegetables. Organic is the new conventional. This week, our friends at NRDC announced the winners of their 2011 Growing Green Awards, recognizing the incredible work being done to transform the future of our food system. The......read more

Growing Green Awards 2013

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Winners show us how to eat well and protect the environment

NRDC President Frances Beinecke for Huffington Post: Today NRDC announced the winners of the 2013 Growing Green Awards. These awards celebrate the farmers, business owners, and bold thinkers who are transforming America's food system. Each one of them has pioneered ways to provide food that nourishes our families and restores our environment at the same time. This is the fifth year NRDC has......read more

Isa's Restoratives - Blue Chamomile Face Cream

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A rich and nurturing natural face cream. $35.00

Another great natural product from Isa's Restoratives, Blue Chamomile Face Cream is a nourishing daily moisturizer made from 100% certified organic ingredients. Handcrafted in Brooklyn by Isa herself, Blue Chamomile Face Creams contains a wide variety of essential oils, including avocado, jojoba, coconut, lavender, and, of course, blue chamomile, which soothes and heals sensitive skin. ...read more

Gardens NYC: Isa's Oasis

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Isa Brito's herbal elixirs spring from the healing plants in her Williamsburg garden.

Our good friend Isa Brito is the herbalist behind Isa's Restoratives, a line of wildcrafted, organic concoctions that we fully endorse (hot tip: try the Blue Chamomile Face Cream ). In this episode of Gardens NYC, we explore the Williamsburg garden where the lives of Isa's tinctures begin. But healing plants aren't the garden's only residents; Isa is down with weeds as well.......read more

Wind Power Partners Bridge Mideast Divide

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Two engineers, one Palestinian and one Israeli, unite to bring renewable energy to embattled region

In a place where peace between Muslims and Jews seems a far-off dream, an unlikely alliance is bringing the opposing sides together... in the name of renewable energy. Muhammad Salem, a Palestinian engineer who designs and installs small wind turbines, has teamed up Israeli engineer Yanir Avital to design and manufacture turbines for both the Israeli and Palestinian territories. At NYT's Green......read more

Apolis Middle East Project

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LA company ignites cross-border footwear collaboration between Israel and Palestine

This short video tells an inspiring story of a cross-border, cooperative triumph over exclusionary geo-politics. It starts in Los Angeles, where Apolis is based. The design/advocacy brand hires third-generation shoemaker Shlomy Azolay to craft its Co-Op Leather Sandals in Tel Aviv, Israel. Azolay, for his part, partners with West Bank-based footwear producer Mohammad “Hijazi”......read more

Sally Seltmann "Catch of the Day"

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Aquatic animation for a bright, bubbly track by Sally Seltmann

Sally Seltmann, the Aussie songstress formerly known as New Buffalo, recruited fellow Melbourne artist Isobel Knowles to create an animated video for "Catch of the Day"--the second single off Seltmann's upcoming release Hey Daydreamer. Taking a literal interpretation of the song's lyrics, Knowles knocked it out of the park with this cute-as-hell animation of an underwater tropical universe. All......read more

The Climate Dialogue's Missing Voice

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In Qatar, climate activists call on Islamic leaders to take a stand against global warming

At Friday prayers in Qatar's most popular mosque, the imam discussed the civil war in Syria, the unrest in Egypt and the U.N. endorsement of an independent state of Palestine. Not a word about climate change, even though the Middle Eastern nation of Qatar is hosting a U.N. conference where nearly 200 countries are trying to forge a joint plan to fight global warming, which climate activists say......read more

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