HW Pick: Garrison-Trotter Farm/Roxbury Groundbreaking In Boston

garrison and trotterFrom our friends at www.unityfirst.com

The Urban Farming Institute of Boston and Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh invite you to attend the historic groundbreaking of Boston’s newest Urban Farm site — The Garrison-Trotter Farm, named after William Lloyd Garrison, and  William Monroe Trotter. Continue Reading →

Weather: Flash Flood Warning for the NYC!

Warning-Flash-Flood-Area-Sign-K-8163The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for the NYC area until 8:15 PM. Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses, as well as other drainage areas and low lying spots. Continue Reading →

The Launch of a New Urban Health Campaign Uses Hip Hop as a Vaccine

hip hop health 1By Hadasah Ingrid

March 7th, 2014. The Center for Health Equity & Urban Science Education (CHEUSE) held its 6th Annual Health Disparities Conference at Teachers College, Columbia University in West Harlem, New York.  Continue Reading →

Is Harlem’s Nature Worth ‘Billions’?

The UK’s parks, lakes, forests and wildlife are worth billions of pounds to the economy, says a major report. The health benefits of merely living close to a green space are worth up to £300 ($450 US) per person per year, it concludes.

The National Ecosystem Assessment (NEA) says that for decades, the emphasis has been on producing more food and other goods – but this has harmed other parts of nature that generate hidden wealth.

Ministers who commissioned the NEA will use it to re-shape planning policy. Continue Reading →