Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Monday, July 29, 2013
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Contributing to the Global Village Civilization Construction Set: Our School at Blair Grocery partners with Open Source Ecology to develop an open source tractor for use in New Orleans ninth wardOur School at Blair Grocery, Civic Center, and Second Line welcomes Marcin Jakubowski, TED Fellow and 2013 Rev Up Change Challenge winner, and the Open Source Ecology (OSE) Project to New Orleans. Marcin and OSE team are spending the weekend of in New Orleans continuing their goal of constructing six machines in sixty days (design sprint) as part of completing the Global Village Construction Set (GVCS). GVCS is an open source, low-cost, high quality production platform built on the foundation of simple, Do-it-Yourself (DiY) fabrication, providing a core set of industrial machines required to create a self-sustained civilization with modern comforts. OSE and Our School at Blair Grocery are constructing a LifeTrac 5 tractor to be used at Blair Grocery’s gardens in the ninth ward of New Orleans. The tractor will be constructed by students from Our School at Blair Grocery.Filmmaker Ian Midgley and Tom Girffing introduced Marcin Jakubowski of OSE and Nat Turner of Our School at Blair Grocery when searching for two visionary projects working on disruptive local and global impact solutions overcoming the challenges of addressing needs with a healthy, fair, and honest approach within today’s American economy. The documentary The Spark covers the intersection of these two amazing projects capturing successes, failures, challenges, and opportunities of their inspiring journey.OSE and Our School at Blair Grocery students are performing collaborative design at Civic Center on Saturday, July 27. Later in the evening the team moves to Blair Grocery where Marcin and team will speak about the OSE project and how open source models are revolutionizing the future of production. Marcin’s talk and group discussion are open to the public and press. The talk and discussion are scheduled to begin at at Blair Grocery, 1740 Benton Street, in the 9th ward of New Orleans. The design sessions will be held at Civic Center, 3067 North Rampart and . These sessions are open to the public but we recommend people attend Saturday’s evening discussion to get comprehensive information on Our School at Blair Grocery, OSE, and open source development.For more information please visit the following links:
Friday, July 12, 2013
Hey , this is Shamar , Sabrina , and Minnie. We work at Our School At Blair Grocery , We are the students that work for the Job1 Program. This job is a life changing experiment we help garden , compost , feed ghosts, pig , and chickens. After we finish feeding the animals we do Workshops about what we have learned at Our School At Blair Grocery. Another thing , is that we had volunteers from New York City come down an help us achieve greatness.
They have all types of jobs that we could do like compost, feed the goats, and whole lot of great things.We can learn how to grow things to and we recycle what ever we get. We get to go tours and view the wetlands and the Mississippi River with our buddies NY2NO. It be a lots of fun but work that have to be done in the heat.
Monday, July 8, 2013
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
The summer came out of nowhere and all of a sudden the summer program started once again!
Here's the crew:
|Take 1..... no ones looking|
|Take 2.. much better!!|
We got 15 students more coming in next week and NY2NO service learners after that! Busy busy summer
Also, the summer sun made it way too hot in the greenhouse... Some bedsheets sown together did the trick.
|Beautiful mosaic hoophouse underneath the soft southern sky|
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
If you want Food Justice, you need backyard gardens. We installed this garden in 3 hours. Tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, eggplant, zucchini oh my. Oh and a Mirliton in the back. Christopher says thank you!
|4 rows in 3 hours. Not bad.|
|Beaucoup basil around Stanley's house! You can smell it walking out the door.|
If you want Food Justice you need a large scale paradigm shift. Marc is also our new neighbor, he's been helping us plant and learning about food and communities along the way.
|Marc is new to the neighborhood. Growing food is a powerful way to get to know one another|
Gardens are for everyone. They may even be for you. We'd love to come install a garden in YOUR backyard! Call Turner (718) 415 0890 for a free estimate.
If you want Food Justice, you're going to need to grow the growers to grow the food. Juan and Dante (Marc's father and our new neighbor) are working on just that. Sprouts can be a powerful thing in the right hands.
|Juan passing along the wisdom to Dante. Growing a movement one grower at a time.|
If you want Food Justice, you need to have good friends. And make new ones. An old friend/intern Jenny stopped by. She's made some new friends!
|BABY GOATS LOVE BANANAS. JENNY'S GOT BANANAS. BABY GOATS LOVE JENNY.|
Our summer program starts on Monday. Getting ready for another crazy summer.
Till next time