Everything came together and CitySeed launched our first event on April 21st in preparation for Earth Day 2016! It was amazing to spend time with NYU peers planting microgreens and basil in up-cycled dining hall containers. We had a solid attendance; even Peter and the Dean of Tisch, Allyson Green, came and planted #CitySeeds! A reflection and photo slideshow of our first event is available on the home page of our website!
We are so lucky to have been a part of an amazing class with such insightful and innovative peers! We appreciate all of the positive feedback and tips you have shared with us! Thank you so much!
Jacob Fertig (co founder and overall just an awesome human being) and I believe our company will continue to host events and develop our products! We are looking to speak with the NYU Office of Sustainability over the summer and plan ahead for next fall. In the mean time, check out our website for updates and follow us on Twitter and Instagram!
My CitySeed co-founder, Skyye James, and I are in the midst of planning a launch event on April 21st (in preparation for Earth Day)! We have been working on a program to run at Brittany Hall, the freshman dorm on Broadway and 10th Street. The program’s main activity will be planting CitySeeds with each resident that attends. We will be monitoring the CitySeed growth these participants see through the social media hashtag #MyCitySeed. Students will share pictures of their healthy plants before the semester concludes.
We also had our first photo shoot to begin building our website with original media content.
We started planting microgreens and basil, which usually begin to sprout in 5-10 days! We will keep you updated with plenty of pictures and videos!
Follow us on social media! Our InstagramANDTwitter handle is @cityseednyc ! We will definitely follow back!
In my last blog post I shared pictures from the experimental film I had been working on. Well, I’m finally done and the I’d love it if you could watch and share it! I want my kids to grow up in a nuclear free world, and I hope this film will make more people agree with me!
Within the past year or so, San Francisco became the first city to ban the sale of plastic bottles. This ban on plastic bottles will ultimately eliminate the sales of plastic bottles in public locations. Anyone who violates the ban is likely to face fines up to $1000. San Francisco’s goal is to eliminate ALL waste going into it’s landfill by 2020. The city has already banned plastic bags and plastic foam containers in attempt to reach their goal. San Francisco is supported by the Think Outside the Bottle Campaign, which challenges the use of plastic bottles and promotes clean tap water.
The goal of City Seed is to use already existing plastic and create something meaningful so that it doesn’t go to landfills and harm the environment. However, we hope that City Seed will eventually educate people on how harmful plastic is to our environment and ultimately work to eliminate plastic entirely.
We are inspired by the Spunky Urban Wall Garden, which is a garden created from recycled plastic bottles in Brazil. This is a fun way to decorate a college dorm room and it looks beautiful too! We want our #cityseed plants to emulate this garden.
Our City Seed Instagram will be live VERY SOON. We will be posting our progress so far. Follow us @ cityseedNYU !!!