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Kissena Corridor Park Garden

Recently in English we've been studying gardening and the Kissena

Corridor Park Garden. At first,I thought how did this have anything to

do with English and writing. When I saw the gardens and how beautiful

they were I started to think maybe I could write about a specific plot

and maybe show how beautiful the gardens where through words. I know

that many people feel that this assignment is boring or pointless but in

a way I find it relevant and meaningful. After… Continue

Added by Hannah Kohn on May 20, 2010 at 2:14pm — No Comments

IMAGINE9-2011 what would I do

"It's the year 2011, and the next pandemic flu has just reached

YOUR part of the world."

I would try to set up portable hospitals so that larger hospitals don't get overcrowded as quickly. I would make sure to have people maintain these facilities to make sure that they are running the way they are supposed to. I would try to get people from different organizations to help me with this. I would also try and get donations from people so that I can help find a way to deal with this… Continue

Added by Hannah Kohn on May 4, 2010 at 1:45pm — No Comments

IMAGINE8-When i'm 100

I think that by the time I am 100 I will been incredibly wise and experience with life. I would pass down all my gardening knowledge and recycling knowledge as an attempt to help keep the earth green and healthy. I think that at that time pollution might be a problem so maybe my knowledge would help. I would make sure to list a lot of details about gardening etc kind of like a list of step by step instructions.

Added by Hannah Kohn on April 22, 2010 at 1:59pm — 1 Comment

LEARN7-How to deal with a Crisis

I believe that a major crisis that could occur in my community is flooding due to a hurricane. The area that I live in is very near water and is low lying. We already have minor flooding issues but I believe they will get worse. I think that we should have pumps and other ways to drain the water ready so that we will be prepared if this happens. I also think that my neighborhood should have a easy way to communicate to each other. It will help spread urgent information around and keep everyone… Continue

Added by Hannah Kohn on April 21, 2010 at 2:08pm — No Comments

LEARN5-Teaching Children How To Use Money

While searching online I found an interesting program that teaches children how to use money responsibly and how to save money for the future. I think this teaches important skills that will help them in the future and it also is fun since they use colorful play money as examples. If more people are responsibly with money less people will be in financial debt and maybe the economy would thrive.

Added by Hannah Kohn on April 21, 2010 at 1:47pm — 4 Comments

LEARN6-Giving woman a voice

While searching the web I found this article

http://www.fao.org/gender/gender-home/gender-projects/gender-projectsdet/en/?dyna_fef

It speaks about helping woman in Dimitra and giving them a voice. The Dimitra Project will help with literacy training,community radio and networking in order to involve women in the rural development process.

Also while reading I found the main reason… Continue

Added by Hannah Kohn on April 21, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

ACT7-Urban Resilience.

(note-I'm sorry that this post is not long but I have not been feeling very well.)

I already know that New York City has many plans and ways to deal with a crisis situation. I know they have evacuation plans and have police ready to give instructions etc. I am not sure though about some plans to help in case of a food shortage. I would like to inform more people about a situation like this and try to find a way to prepare for a situation like this. I think I can also link this to… Continue

Added by Hannah Kohn on April 16, 2010 at 1:15pm — 2 Comments

ACT5-Currency/Money experience.

As a child my father collected bills and coins from different countries. I decided to use these bills to experiment with different currencies and exchange rates. I had my friend calculate different exchange rates and we then compared the different values of currencies. We found that it was hard since there were so many different currencies. We decided that maybe it would bee easier is we all had once currency. We did realize though that this might cause conflict as well. Overall I thought this… Continue

Added by Hannah Kohn on April 8, 2010 at 2:06pm — 2 Comments

ACT6-How I am going to help

I plan to try and raise 100 dollars to give to this organization ---> Change the Lives of 650 Women in Crisis.

I will spread then word about how this money will help. People don't always realize how lucky they are to live in a nice home not having to worry about if your are going to be beaten or hurt by someone you love. This organization help women get custody… Continue

Added by Hannah Kohn on April 8, 2010 at 1:54pm — 1 Comment

IMAGINE6-2010 Womans Rights and Roles in society

While looking at the 100 global giving project one stood out to me. It is called Change the Lives of 650 Women in Crisis. I think having a safe place to live and not worrying about abuse is very important.

I believe in 2020 women will have an even bigger part in everyday society. We will seen more women in high level business jobs, more woman doctors and lawyers.… Continue

Added by Hannah Kohn on April 8, 2010 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

IMAGINE4-World Water Day

Since we want to make a bold statement concerning water security. I would like to make a huge mural depicting ways to save water and interesting ideas that people have come up with over the years. I would want as many people as possible to contribute to this. I would not only want one artist to work on this. It doesn't matter how "perfect" the artwork is. As long as it came from the heart and has meaning I think it will be beautiful. I also think since the mural will be so large it will make a… Continue

Added by Hannah Kohn on March 25, 2010 at 12:48pm — 2 Comments

ACT4-Water for People

I chose to look at this site----> http://www.waterforpeople.org/unique/growing-impact/

I would like to donate to water for people. I can't donate that much money since I am still a student and about to go off to college. I will try to donate though as much as I can. Even though it may not be a lot it will hopefully help.

This is what made this corporation stand out to me..

"Many water and sanitation organizations… Continue

Added by Hannah Kohn on March 25, 2010 at 12:42pm — 1 Comment

LEARN4:Collecting Rainwater

I was reading a book called Seedfolks recently and a great idea was brought to my attention. Why don't we use funnels to collect rainwater into large garbage cans and or other containers. It would be a great way to collect a large amount of water and can be used for gardening. In the book it was used to help a community garden. I myself would like to maybe try out this idea.

I would need....

-large containers such as garbage can etc.

-funnels or something that the water can run… Continue

Added by Hannah Kohn on March 25, 2010 at 12:34pm — 3 Comments

Some of the Things I Plant To Plant

I have finally figured out some of the things I want to grow in my garden. It took forever to decide but I have created a short list.

-a mixture of herbs good for cooking stuff like mint etc.
-tomatoes
-peppers
-maybe some sort of bean.
-sunflowers
-roses are already planted in my yard
-snapdragons
-pansies

I'm not sure what else to grow if you have any suggestions please let me know :D

Added by Hannah Kohn on March 24, 2010 at 2:39pm — 4 Comments

The Rain Is Delaying my Garden.

Today we were supposed to possibly go out and work on the community garden but it is very rainy and foggy. Not on of the greatest days to begin gardening. I hope this project doesn't get constantly delayed. I've been doing everything I can to make sure this project gets started and completed on time.

I have done some more research on what I can grow in my area. I found out that I can grow almost any herb in my area. I'm really happy about this :D

I hope everyone has a nice day… Continue

Added by Hannah Kohn on March 22, 2010 at 2:48pm — 1 Comment

School Garden

I found out that my school has a small piece of land located across the street. It is in a community garden which is great. We will begin working on gardening hopefully on Monday. It will a project that hopefully students from my class will get involved in. It just made me so incredibly happy to find out that my gardening dream will now be a reality. Although it not a huge area its definitely a great start. I will keep updating my progress hope everyone has a nice day. :D

Added by Hannah Kohn on March 19, 2010 at 1:55pm — 3 Comments

IMAGINE3-Farming Day

In 2020 I hope for there to a national farming or gardening day. On this day everyone will harvest what they have grown and create a meal with it. It should be a time to spend with family and friends. Also it would be a great experience leading up to national farming or gardening day. You would be able to farm or garden with your family which could bring you closer together. Also you can use build windmills which is a great source of energy (wind energy). Also maybe a green house can be heated… Continue

Added by Hannah Kohn on March 18, 2010 at 2:05pm — No Comments

ACT3-Solar powered cell phone.

Like most people in the United States I carry a cellphone with me. I also experience the same problem as most people where my battery dies at bad times which can be quite annoying. I think that we should introduce small solar panels onto phones so that lets say you notice your battery is dying you can just hold in out in the sun and it will begin to charge. I don't know how practical it would be to do that know but it is just an idea. I also think we should try to use solar energy when it comes… Continue

Added by Hannah Kohn on March 18, 2010 at 1:59pm — 3 Comments

Such An Amazing Day For Gardening

Today it's just amazing outside. The weather is warm with a nice breeze a perfect day for working on my garden. I have asked a few of my neighbors to help and they seem interested. At least I wont have to work on this project on my own. I also researched some more information on growing vegetables. I think it would be awesome to have a nice food source right in my backyard. It would save me a lot of money and also I would at least know where my food is coming from.

I can really decide on… Continue

Added by Hannah Kohn on March 17, 2010 at 2:01pm — 6 Comments

Getting People Involved

I was thinking today while in school of a way to try and get more of the students interested in recycling and volunteering. A lot of the people I see just don't seem to want to help out I guess they either might not find it "fun" or "entertaining". Since I have been starting my garden project I was wondering maybe if I got them to help out by making interesting garden decorations out of recycled goods could be a fun way for them to get involved. I just think that maybe if I make it seem more… Continue

Added by Hannah Kohn on March 16, 2010 at 6:36pm — 4 Comments

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