A couple of years ago, I worked for a Poster Restoration Company and walked passed this impressive fence design every day. I knew nothing of its creator, but could tell that the posts are made from chunks of salvaged concrete. Natural builders have coined the name "urbanite" for this repurposed concrete material. (Yes — that’s "urbanite" — same name as our beloved local magazine !) I was particularly impressed with the detailed wood cuts that form so nicely around the posts.
Read on to see other uses for urbanite. Continued
Collective Cry is an online community of artists, activists and allies of social justice. They are dedicated to uplifting and providing healing to systemically oppressed communities through education, community development, economic development and the distribution of media content. "Collective Cry envisions a social environment in which all have access to the means to reach their potential for self-actualization through self-determination." Some of their justice initiatives and other developing economic and awareness initiatives include "Prison Mentorship Project", "My Quest Home" and "The Center for Prosperity".
Beyond Postures is a Baltimore-based yoga and meditation center offering private sessions in multiple categories, including thai yoga massage, ayurvedic services, marma point therapy, and now phoenix rising yoga therapy. Each class is suitable for any level of experience, as they operate in a safe way that allows one to be in charge of their own posture and limits, as opposed to expecting one to meet a certain ideal. Beyond Postures is run by Dianne Mekelburg, an Experienced (E-RYT) and nationally Registered Yoga Teacher with The Yoga Alliance, a member of the International Yoga Therapy Association, the International Yoga Association, and The Himalayan Institute. Visit the website for articles and books or information on workshops and retreats.
Holistic Nutrition of Baltimore is brought to you by licensed nutritionist Kasia Kines. Located in Greenspring Station, Kines offers nutritional counseling, detoxification programs, and Ayurveda Nutrition. Schedule a weekly appointment or learn the benefits of natural medicine and preventive care at home by taking a Grocery Shopping-Cooking Class or the Free Detox Introduction Class.
We often need reminding that like Ludwig Andreas Feuerbacha coined in 1863, "man is what he eats". Like Feuerbacha comment, Holistic Nutrition will help you understand more about how food has a bearing on one’s state of mind and health.
Oregon Ridge Park is host to one of Marylands largest year round recreation and events venue. The Nature Center & Park Council is a non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to the conservation of natural history and enhancing the enjoyment of nature through seasonal programs, topical seminars, weekend workshops for kids and adults, festivals and trail walks. View their Events Calender PDF for recreation and courses from Sept 08 –Jan. 09 that include HAWK MIGRATION ACROSS THE RIDGE, WILDERNESS FIRST AID, MINERS PICNIC,
CANOE DAYS COVE, AFTER SCHOOL NATURE EXPLORERS, SIGNS OF LIFE HIKE, BOW MAKING COURSE and much, much more.
Maryland Online Farmers Market
is where you can buy, sell and trade locally grown food. Their website has a list of members that are able to post what they’re selling and how to connect. You’ll be able to find everything from eggs to okra.
One Straw Farm is the largest organic vegetable farm in Maryland and has been in operation since 1985. Located in White Hall of I-83 and a pit stop away from Heathcote Community in Freeland. The farm supplies families, restaurants and wholesalers with a seasonal collection of certified organic produce. You can receive produce individually through a member fee or visit over 30 different markets, grocers and restaurants in the Baltimore area including Mill Valley Garden Center and the Waverly Farmers Market. The farm has 750 members all of which are within a 50 mile radius. Their website has a helpful harvest chart which lists when and what produce will be available. There’s a great article in Baltimore Eats, November 2008 Vol 3-#11, about how Drew and Joan Norman got One Straw started.