Thursday, September 9, 2010

Green Panel at this Weekend's Book Festival

The Brooklyn Book Festival returns to Borough Hall for the fifth year this Sunday, Sept. 12. Among the many events will be a panel entitled "It Ain't Easy Being Green," in which experts will discuss whether sustainable environmental practices are really helping save the planet. With Colin Beavan (No Impact Man), Heather Rogers (Green Gone Wrong), Anna Lappé (Diet for a Hot Planet) and Miyun Park (Gristle).

The panel will be at 3 p.m. at St. Francis Mcardle Hall, on the first floor of St. Francis College.

Fabulous Fresh Finds, Week 3: On the Road

On my trip to Chicago for Labor Day weekend, I wasn't missing the Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket for long: my Chicago friends took me to the Green City Market at the south end of Lincoln Park, right near the Lincoln Park Zoo. Though we didn't buy anything since we were going to be out all day, I thought I'd share some photos of the market.

(The salsa pictured above was delicious.)
The Chicago Green City Market is the city's only year-round farmers market. Its outdoor season runs through October 30 every Wednesday and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the south end of Lincoln Park between Clark and Stockton Drive (approximately 1790 N. Clark). The indoor season will run from November 2010 through April 2011.