Reader: Aug 25, 2009

Vivian Girls are playing tonight at Death by Audio.

– The non-profit environmental group Times Up! is hosting a bike tour of the one and only, the filthy and hazardous, Newtown Creek. It’s happening this Saturday at 4pm.

BOMB magazine is having and end of summer bash with Gigantic and Opium magazines this Wednesday at Bowery Electric. Performances and DJs are in the mix.

The Greenhorns is an upcoming documentary film about America’s young farmers. They are having a campout this weekend upstate with food and workshops. Sounds hella fun.

FEAST grantee Brooklyn Torch on Brian Lehrer today.


Brooklyn Skillshare will host a benefit this Friday at Glasslands to fund workshops and an all day learning affair coming up Oct 10th.

bk farmyards gets a write up on tasting table. I’ve contacted them early this summer to build a veggie garden in my backyard. I did it on my own (with the help of my cute father) and so far the tomato plant hasn’t bloomed a single tomato, the squash is diseased and the chard is eaten up by snails or squirrels or slugs. The cucumbers though are flourishing and tastes yummy in a salad and perilla leaves and herbs are over productive.

– Dickson Despommier writes about vertical farms. $20-$30 million sounds like a lot of money to build one five story farm. But I imagine a decade from now the city, especially Brooklyn will run rampant with not only rooftop and backyard mini farms but buildings dedicated to fresh local veggies. He’s writing a book on it, coming soon.

The Shiny Squirrel is an inventory of emerging artists and designers with a crafty and hip edge. I like what I see.

– 42 fresh farmer’s market recipes.

– What it means to live in Greenpoint.

– NYC guide to flea markets.

– The Blue Stove on tasting table. They have yummy strawberry rhubarb pie and I would LOVE to bake for them in that rustic kitchen.


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