Seeds to Soil
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S2S Events

Mar
5
6:30 PM18:30

Taking Open Data to the Streets: Soil & Air

Presenters: Tatiana Morin -Urban Soils Institute, Bitsy Bentley, Michelle Jackson -Seeds to Soil

In this workshop, participants will learn how to take to the streets armed with a mobile phone and collect data that will complement existing open data to build a story about the soil and air in our communities. We can use the information we collect to ask questions that will propel ideas, solutions and the implementation of these solutions.   

The workshop will cover the basics of web form design for data collection as well as techniques for interacting with data on a mobile device. Participants will use their phones heavily, so please bring a charging cord. 

This is the first workshop in the USI Workshop Series 2019 following the 2018 Symposium on urban soils: remediation, restoration, rehabilitation, regeneration, recovery, resilience, renew, re-learn, respect.   As the USI begins to build the Data Depository and Exchange, we believe that it is important to understand the data needs of the communities of this city. This workshop will also provide USI with community feedback on how best to collect useable, useful data that can help answer questions, and implement solutions.

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Feb
8
6:00 PM18:00

Creative Brainstorming Session: A Philip Randolph Square in Harlem

A creative brainstorming session with community members and artists will be held on Friday, Feb 8th from 6-8 pm. at La Cretia Lamb Center located at 146 Saint Nicholas Avenue (btwn 117 St & 118th St) to share our collective artistic visions of what  A. Philip Randolph Square could offer its community.

All the information that is presented at this meeting may be used by community members and artists applying for the DOT Art Commissions RFP. This meeting is held as an open source creative platform hosted by neighbors and friends of the space. It is specific to the  DOT Sidewalk Extension, located at 116th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Blvd/St. Nicholas Avenue.


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Sep
18
6:00 PM18:00

Big Innvoations, Low Tech: Community-based Solutions in Urban Growing

Yemi Amu, Co-Founder of the aquaponic Oko Farms and Mark Prehn, Food Justice Coordinator of the Hell's Kitchen Farm Project which is home to a rooftop farm about their innovative neighborhood-based urban agriculture models that are rooted in serving community and growing justice.
Interact with Dylan Sandler, Planner of NYC Department Of City Planning and Crystal Eksi, Urban Designer with NYC Department of City Planning. Moderated by Qiana Mickie, Executive Director of Just Food. On this rainy day at Prime Produce, an enthusiastic crowd of 60 people in attendance.

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