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The Atlanta BeltLine Is Shutting Down This Community Garden? You're Kidding, Right? by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living So I get this tweet from some guy I don't know named Alan Holmes, and he says:   @PattieBaker Please check out our petition to keep @AtlantaBeltLine from shutti ... Read on »
"With a Little Help from My Friends" (Introducing The Magical Mystery Tour!) by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living So I was showing my friend, Bob, The Baby Fruit Tree Project location, how we are creating a Magical Mystery Tour (brought to you by "the beetles") where you zap QR co ... Read on »
You See Construction Debris? I See Art by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living My friend Connie has cleverly named this Dunwoodyhenge I saw this mound of concrete when I rode the now-completed looped trail that was the source of much ... Read on »
Fun in the Field, and Hands-On Experiences for Passersby by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living This is my friend, Mike. We're already having fun in the field with The Baby Fruit Tree Project . This two-year pilot project will be a fenceless, fruitless space (the ... Read on »
Newest Bikey Ads, And Life-Saving Videos UPDATED by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living In conjunction with sharing the two three newest ads in the "When you voted for bikes, you spoke for me" public service campaign to city leaders where I live (you ca ... Read on »
Back to the Montado, Where the Best-Paid Agriculture Work in the World Involves Stripping by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living Yes, I rode a bike while I was there (but just briefly--pretty much just for this photo) ( I've gotten much more bikey since then.) But that's not the moment that pull ... Read on »
Quick Share QR Code for the "When You Voted for Bikes, You Spoke for Me" Campaign UPDATED by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living Where Will the Bike in Your Attic Take You? The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly (and a Bit About Romance) from the Atlanta BeltLine's Bike Tour Seeing Is ... Read on »
My City Sprouting Another Bike-Friendly Biz! (Now, If We Could Only Get There) by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living This is a store named Sprouts. It is supposedly like Whole Foods. It is opening one of the first stores east of the Mississippi River one half mile from my house. It i ... Read on »
A Writer's Two Most Satisfying Words to Write by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living A writer's two most satisfying words to write are not Mid-Wash (although that means something now to me*) but rather The End. And I just wrote them on a collection of ... Read on »
Rain. Jazz. Food. by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living Rain (right after this photo was taken). Jazz (wafting through the house). Food (straight from the garden, now cascading off my counters). And a long, beautifully-writ ... Read on »
Introducing "The Baby Fruit Tree Project"! by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living This is my new friend, Mike Fillon, looking at a baby blackberry bush he planted in a back field where, as longtime readers know, I've been dreaming of possibilities f ... Read on »
Why We All Should Have a Guy in Our Lives by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living I like Guy from Disturbia . He's handy to have around. He gives me somewhere to put frustrations, and to see the humor in them. Here's the latest. Imagine if we all ... Read on »
When You Voted for Bikes, You Spoke for Me. And Me. And Me. And Me. And Us . . . UPDATED by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living I can hardly keep up with all the people who have generously offered to be in this Thank You campaign to my city hall! Thank you all for participating. The ads are ... Read on »
Where Will the Bike in Your Attic Take YOU? by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living I had a bike imprisoned in my attic for 20 years. I set her free this past January. I named her Attica. These are some of the many places she's taken me*. Where will t ... Read on »
"When You Voted for Bikes, You Spoke for Me" (Now, Will I Ever be Able to Ride My Bike to Buy a... by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living This is the house where I grew up (that fence wasn't there; just sayin'). On that sidewalk right in front of this house, my friend John McKinley and I taught each othe ... Read on »
June Berry Moon. Over China and Portugal and Wherever Your Journey Takes You. by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living A year ago, during the Strawberry full moon in June, I flew to Portugal to bear witness . This year, once more during the Strawberry full moon, my sweet older daughter ... Read on »
Nothing Changed Yesterday, Except Now It's Legal! (Now, If There Were an Easy Way to Donate or... by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living At media conference at Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban Agriculture in Atlanta yesterday Plums and peaches hang heavy on branches, even droppin ... Read on »
The Thrilling Conclusion to the "Around Atlanta in 180 Days" Street Photography Project! by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living And that's that. My 180 Days Around Atlanta are done. I'll be in the city at least once a week this summer as I compare and contrast public pools (there are no publ ... Read on »
Stirring the Wild by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living Hi, all. Am going wild* with my fiction over here ( see here for the post about that --yeah, I know I'm not supposed to be posting during this sabbatical, but you kn ... Read on »
Back to My Roots for the Next Four Months by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living So there's this persistent root in my garden. Some kind of burdock or something, I think. Huge taproot. Big leaves. Spreads like mad. Nothing kills the thing. It's eve ... Read on »