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The Flame and the Cypress: Models for the Green Revolution

Concluding this week's exploration of nature metaphors comes a poem from Israeli-Ukrainian poet Zelda. Revolutions have not always been easy on the planet. The industrial revolution sought to tame nature and exploit its resources more efficiently. The Cuban Revolution's insistence upon higher cro...

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Tags: Change, Cuba, Industrial revolution, Patience, Revolution
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Urban Gardening: New York, Cuba, and Beekeepers

After the recent post Everybody Here With Us Chickens - The Urban Chicken Coop comes news from Civil Eats of urban beekeepers. Although bees are kept legally in cities like Chicago and San Francisco, in NYC beekeepers theoretically not only have to brave the occasional sting, but fear a law enfor...

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Tags: Carbon, Cuba, Farm, Industry, New york, Urban
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