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March Forth! by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living It's that day ! May today's date remind you that you have a date with destiny--yours. March forth (with a spring in your step--hello, daffodils!) and live the life you ... Read on »
Soldering and Dremeling and Blowtorching, Oh My! (An Urban Links Update) by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living Jeff Cohen giving me a Soldering 101 class So I was about to leave. Car door open. Keys clutched. Purse on passenger's seat. I had already hugged my frien ... Read on »
The Process of "Thinkering" by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living So I wasn't happy with my Art on the BeltLine prototype yet. It was too fluorescent. My attempt to include other artists simply wasn't working. And I hated the sign. In ... Read on »
Update on "From Pizza to Peace--a Community Garden of Ideas" by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living So I filled my car with cinderblocks* and wood and paint and soil and plants. And I whipped together a 33% scale model of my proposed Art on the BeltLine concept. The ... Read on »
"Community Garden of Ideas" Prototype Under Construction by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living Things are happening on my Art on the BeltLine idea . I'm building the prototype this weekend. It involves a window. It involves art. It involves soil. It involves h ... Read on »
I Thought We Had Turned the Corner on This Green Construction Stuff by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living So there have been some surprises in my "urban immersion" this year. Specifically green construction--or the lack of it--along the Atlanta BeltLine . I keep lookin ... Read on »
The Lesson of the Snake (Weekly Update about the "Awakening" Garden) by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living So I'm happily stirrup-hoeing away at the WonderRoot Community Garden yesterday when I practically slice this snake in two. I stop short just in time, step away, step ba ... Read on »
Smart Product Choice for This Location by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living Here are "bike mugs" that are being sold at one of my younger daughters' and my favorite coffee shops (Dancing Goats at Ponce City Market). Can you guess the shop is ... Read on »
Happiness Is . . . by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living Happiness is . . .  a day that requires that you pack a pitchfork (while being careful not to pierce the bike tires, of course). eclectic food-for-thought for a cha ... Read on »
Gone with the Wind (A Farewell to Don and Karen, and Some Tips for Starting a Community Garden... by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living Someone will walk into your city hall or school or community center or neighborhood association or church soon and ask about starting a community garden. It happens ... Read on »
There's a Place for Your Face (and Your $55,000 Check, If You Have It to Spare) by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living This is a snapshot in time of the clientele and volunteers at the emergency local food pantry in my metro-Atlanta city, a city where some homes sell for a million doll ... Read on »
My "Art on the BeltLine" Idea by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living click visual to view larger Okay, so here's my idea for an  Art on the BeltLine  exhibit for 2014. The call-for-entries just went out, so I still have tim ... Read on »
First Dandelion=Time to Plant Potatoes by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living "new" potatoes will be ready in early May my "gift to the street" So I made a sharing garden this past weekend as my "gift to the street ... Read on »
Time to Do the Sweet Potato Thing by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living It's time! See here for details. Here's simple year-at-a-glance advice for new gardeners (tailored for U.S. Plant Hardiness Planting Zone 7B--adjust accordingly f ... Read on »
'Round _____ with Attica, with a Nod to Tony Hawks (not Hawk) by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living So I'm driving home yesterday after an awesome bike ride yet again on Attica (after driving something like 10 miles in bumper-to-bumper traffic in order to go to a ... Read on »
Sustainability Is Not Brain Surgery at the USA's Top Green School by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living I knew Emory University had recently been named the "Top Green School" in the United States by the U.S. Green Building Council's Center for Green Schools. In fact, I k ... Read on »
Meet Rachael and Dallas ("Awakening" at WonderRoot) by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living Rain pounded this morning on my roof, my windows, my sleeping brain. Gushing water poured down the street and cascaded into the storm drain in front of my house like a ... Read on »
Funishment, Not Punishment (and a Clear 2020 Vision) by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living For cities currently developing sustainability plans, my advice, for what it's worth, is simple at this point: Determine existing baselines, set superlative goals (se ... Read on »
Oh, The Places We'll Go . . . . (Travels with Attica) by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living Was it really less than two months ago that I emancipated Attica from the attic where she was imprisoned for the last 20 years? Was it really a little more than a ... Read on »
Radiating Kindness by Pattie B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Green Living So I saw a quote pasted on a wall while riding on Belty last Monday before Snowpocalypse 2.0 hit metro-Atlanta. It said that we react to external forces, and then ende ... Read on »