A collaboration between Ellie Irons and Anne Percoco, the NESL gathers novel, adaptable and spontaneous seeds of the Anthropocene, including many species by NYC's Chinese/Mexican American foraging communities!
A blog on the the wonders of food from botanical tidbits to yummy recipes! #LEARNABOUT some of NYC's wild edibles in our #urbanforaged series.
JUST EATING: INVASIVES OF NYC
A fellow invasive species enthusiast and I led a Time's Up! bike ride exploring the abundant and extraordinarily resilient edibles available in the streets, as well as in supermarkets between Queens and Brooklyn. Below is the info sheet we handed out mapping the route and listing the various species we expected to encounter.
SLOW FOOD ON CAMPUS
Over a spring semester, our fledgling Slow Food New School chapter grew from a couple environmental studies majors to a bustling crowd of food lovers and activists studying everything from modern dance to political science. Every month, we gathered in one of the campus cafeterias to prepare, cook, and enjoy a shared meal using ingredients mainly from a Corbin Hill community supported agriculture share and sometimes the nearby Union Square farmers market. With full plates and open minds, we discussed what it meant to create and support a system that produced food that is good, clean, and fair for all.
THE NEW SCHOOL MEALSHARE: an experiment in food exchange
(blog post on Shareable)
One of my first assignments at Parsons, the graphic to the right is supposed to represent a slice of information collected from each student in our class. I chose to focus on our hobbies and dreams for the future: finding peace and love, living in and designing cities, living in and conserving forests/wilderness, being able to photosynthesize, saving the world, etc. The folks floating in space did not have any particular dreams. It's not the most informative graphic, but I was quite happy with it and this was one of the first times I realized how much I enjoyed graphic design.
Below is part of a project from the same graphic design class: placemats promoting a sharing system (proposed in a sustainable design seminar) that brings farming, cooking and eating into one giant community space.