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Capturing Hearts & Minds for Greener Cities

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Davedgreat2000
Davedgreat2000  
4/29/2014 3:14:01 PM
User Rank Urban Legend
Re: Go Green
if I go to my local grocery store i'll spend twice that on Fresh organic produce. So its a pretty good deal. I signed up just two weekends ago at the City of Burbank CA Earth Day Art Festival. Not a bad deal  really.

Resurgent phoenix
Resurgent phoenix  
4/29/2014 2:50:51 PM
User Rank City Slicker
Re: Go Green
Dave,

I have some Rhubarb in my fridge.  I eat it raw with salt, but is has a bitter, sour taste.  You can also make Rhubarb pie.  I ate it as a child from my neighbors garden so it brings back good memories for me.  That $25 dollar package sounds like a good deal.  We have stalls set up throughout the City and they sell produce from various gardens.

Resurgent phoenix
Resurgent phoenix  
4/29/2014 2:50:49 PM
User Rank City Slicker
Re: Go Green
Dave,

I have some Rhubarb in my fridge.  I eat it raw with salt, but is has a bitter, sour taste.  You can also make Rhubarb pie.  I ate it as a child from my neighbors garden so it brings back good memories for me.  That $25 dollar package sounds like a good deal.  We have stalls set up throughout the City and they sell produce from various gardens.

Davedgreat2000
Davedgreat2000  
4/29/2014 9:28:34 AM
User Rank Urban Legend
Re: Go Green
@Resurgent Phoenix, I'm not even sure how to get on the list for the ones in my own city. Not sure what the organization that runs it is called. I'll have to look into it.

I did sign up for Organic Veggies/Fruits delivery to my door. I just received my first shipment this morning, everything looks good enough to eat. Very fresh and direct from local Family owned organic farms. One box costs $25 and is enough for 4 people for two weeks...well the way we eat, it will last us a week. My wife just told me that we got Rhubarb, we have never eaten it before but she is going to make it somehow. Wish us luck!

Resurgent phoenix
Resurgent phoenix  
4/28/2014 6:02:47 PM
User Rank City Slicker
Re: Go Green
Dave, that reminded me of a trip to Boston where they had a community garden in a major park. To join you had to have lived in Boston for a number of years. This community garden actually had a waiting list.

Davedgreat2000
Davedgreat2000  
4/28/2014 10:03:03 AM
User Rank Urban Legend
Re: Go Green
Resurgent Phoenix, I agree with you on that. I for one am in favor of planting Victory gardens and community gardens. Just need more space for those to be planted. But I think the community has to be on board with it and be taught how to actually grow food at home. Its not as easy as planting a few seeds and watering...(well it is, but there is a bit more to it than that). I know it will benefit the community.

Where i live we have two community gardens within walking distance from one another, in fact they are right around the corner from each other. They look very nice and are very well tended to, but I know they only serve a few people within the area.

Resurgent phoenix
Resurgent phoenix  
4/27/2014 7:19:28 AM
User Rank City Slicker
Summit
Thanks for the blog, I have requested additional information on the Eco District. Even though our city is old,....so many vacancies exist the open spaces and rehabilitation of property can be done in an green way. I hope to attend the conference in September

Resurgent phoenix
Resurgent phoenix  
4/26/2014 8:40:41 PM
User Rank City Slicker
Re: Go Green
Dave, perhaps options like victory or community gardens can help people save money, eat healthier and go green!

CitySolver
CitySolver  
4/22/2014 10:35:32 AM
User Rank Blogger
Fines and taxes
This highlights an important point about green building needing to be mandatory. The best way to harness developers, is to make them sit up and take notice. If cities made it mandatory for new development to reach a certain minimum green standarda and then reward excellent buildings with tax breaks etc we would succeed. We need less initiative and more solid rules. Force developers to learn how to do it. Force is last step but maybe the most effective when it comes to getting results at regulation level. Green is easy to sell to consumers but it costs developers more and in tough times they may not make that extra outlay back without incentivesisng good building and punishing ore refusing poor construction. A presient article.

Davedgreat2000
Davedgreat2000  
4/21/2014 3:18:11 PM
User Rank Urban Legend
Re: Go Green
Kq4ym, i agree more needs to be done to get the work out. A better public service campaign to let the people know what the options are...not just the dangers of Inaction. But real options on what everyone can do to be more Green. What the Taxes would actually go to and the transparancy and audit trails etcs also need to be disclosed to the public on a continuous basis.

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