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Dinner down the Road



Where are you? Who are you eating with?
Where did your food come from? How did you get it?
Who prepared it? What is the dish called? What does it taste

like?



I always cook at home. I go in and out of a state called "broke", and the easiest way to eat cheap and still eat will is knowing the right way to grocery shop, store food, and COOK! My girlfriend loves it, although it's created an enabling environment for her: one in which she does not have to… Continue

Posted on April 9, 2010 at 5:52am

Volunteering at an urban garden in a major mental hospital

There you go, my first step. As something of a transient around these parts. I've certainly been inspired to do more in the longer term for urban gardening in Buenos Aires. A lot more. That's a longer term thing.



But what, Adam, are you doing today to sustainably improve the food security of one person in your community?



I just volunteered at the vegetable gardens at the public mental hospital down the road. Jeepers! I'll let you know how that goes...I think learning about… Continue

Posted on April 9, 2010 at 5:20am — 1 Comment

Food Security Infrastructure in Buenos Aires

I'm dismayed to learn that I've found relatively little information on the food security infrastructure that supports Buenos Aires' residents. Strange, I think, given how politicized the issues of tariffs and subsidies are around here. More on my quest to find out how the food production and distribution system works later...



I did find two small things: El Tejar, and Argentine company that works with farmers to manage risk using mapping… Continue

Posted on April 9, 2010 at 4:44am

Adam in 2020

Barring catastrophe, I will have finished my PhD, and will live in Austin, TX with my wife and a kid, the city where I grew up and where my wh*** extended family still lives. I will first and foremost be a good husband and dad. I would also like to adopt or offer a foster home, or have space available for housing emerging artists, designers, and craftspeople.



When Alchemy calls me, it will be in order to get my input on reclaiming urban spaces for more appropriate use by the throngs of… Continue

Posted on March 22, 2010 at 1:37am

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At 3:01pm on April 9, 2010, Shanna said…
Hey! Nice to meet you. Boston is a great city. You'll love it. There are over 140 community gardens (I don't know the specific number because each year a couple become inactive and others become active) around the city. Many of them have wait lists, but if you look up a garden near where you'll be, I'm sure you can get onto one for the season. Alternately, if you have your own yard, you could start a garden of your own.

Boston Natural Areas Network keeps a list of all the community gardens in Boston, as well as the contact info of those that have available plots and a map so that you can find the garden that will be closest to your location. BNAN also offers gardening workshops and tools to get you started if needed. (http://www.bostonnatural.org/cgFind.htm).

Hope that helps, and let me know if you have any more questions.
At 6:43pm on March 21, 2010, Shakwei Mbindyo said…
I am Kenyan working in Kenya in the development space and sometime I do feel like a foreigner (or perhaps I feel like the community I am working in think I am not one of them??). I have learnt the less I focus on me the better.
At 5:12pm on March 21, 2010, Shakwei Mbindyo said…
Hey Agent Hesler, welcome to UE. Is "feeling like a guest" a good thing?
 
 
 

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