According to the enn.com article, “How much water do YOU use?” there is a lot of ambiguity and confusion regarding the amount of water Americans use and how to be more efficient with water conservation. There is many variations on the perceptions of water use especially in urban areas. Hopefully this article will clear that up!
“Many Americans are confused about the best ways to conserve water and have a slippery grasp on how much water different activities use, according to a national online survey conducted by Indiana University Assistant Professor, Shahzeen Attari. Experts say the best strategy for conserving water is to…” continue reading at:
The South Bronx is plagued with high rates of obesity and diabetes, compounded by poverty and poor access to supermarkets (see map) the South Bronx requires innovative solutions to solve these issues. Enter the “South Bronx Mobile Market”, a mobile farm stand started by Tanya Fields of BLK Projek.
Read more in the recent NYT Times article by clicking below.
This past January California saw its third consecutive year of drought-its worst on record. The snow pack in the mountains is just 15 percent of normal for Feburary. Bad news for the farmers and ranchers on the West Coast may also mean bad news for the rest of the country, as Californians grow nearly half of all U.S. farmed fruits, vegetable and nuts. Prices are expected to increase as we may need to import this produce from other countries.
The good news is our food co-op is on the east coast, and local, while St. Rose’s garden is as local as it gets, right on campus. Our CSA members don’t need to tighten their wallets or compromise a healthy meal.
Want fresh, local, organic produce for a fraction of what it costs at Whole Foods?
Join St. Rose’s Spring Semester CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)
Six Deliveries 2:30-5:30 on Tuesdays 1/21, 2/11, 3/4, 3/25, 4/15, 5/6
Rose Hill Campus (Faculty Dining Hall)
- $308 (Omnivore) – vegetables, meat, dairy, special items
- $308 (Lacto-ovo) – vegetables, dairy, special items
- $246 (Vegan) – vegetables only
Click here to see an example of what will be delivered.
Spring Share Membership Agreement
Please see the Frequently Asked Questions page.
Membership Agreements + Payment are due by Dec 13th
Non-Refundable deposit ($50) due December 15th, 2013 (you may also submit the full amount at this time). Full amount due January 10th, 2014
Checks should be sent to:
St. Rose’s CSA
c/o Environmental Studies Program
Collins Hall, 1st Floor
Now that the government furlough is in our rear view mirror, you might think about checking out “One Cubic Foot”, an exhibition in Washington D.C. that highlights the biodiversity within just one cubic foot of space in Central Park, NYC.
In a recent article , Jason Aloisio, St.Rose’s Founder, commented on the project. To read it, click on the image below.
In addition to the weekly bounty of fruits and vegetables, St.Rose’s CSA members got a variety of extra treats this week.
A few times each growing season, our farmer provides an opportunity to purchase a variety of additional products that are not part of our weekly delivery. These items include things like honey, granola, jams, tomato sauce, and meats. The products are either produced at Norwich Meadows Farm, or from one of their local partners in the region. All products are produced organically and animals are treated humanely, and slaughtered according to halal and kosher traditions.
Members enjoying their weekly produce delivery!
A recent photo essay was published in the Inside Fordham Magazine
Check it out here : A Garden Grows in the Bronx
Below are a couple extra pictures taken that were not used for the photo essay. Meet at St.Rose’s Garden every Thursday at 6pm to help out, and check us out on FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/StRosesGarden
A birds eye view of St.Rose’s Garden from the Fordham Parking Garage
Lots of picking and weeding to be done!
Our Garden Manager, Maeve, and our Security Commander, Brendan
So Many Figs, but Stephanie is always up for Monkeying around!
The Garden Crew tasting some Purple Broccoli Flowers, Lauren, Melissa, Janice, Jill, and Hayley
All Photos taken by Bruce Gilbert