Year: 2012

Appreciation to our local farmers and donors for StoryHarvest!

Thank you everyone who volunteer and donated for StoryHarvest ’12, including:


Native Farm Flowers

Nine Mile Farm

Rock Hill Bakehouse

Saratoga County EOC Food Kitchen

KitchenSanctuary Workshops!

Our KitchenSanctuary workshops are designed to create food and nurture the spirit of the Sanctuary! Come share your enthusiasm about food — no experience required.  We invite you to cook with us, and join in a dialogue about food:
    •    Make healthy, nutricious food on a budget!
    •    Share skills!

3 "StoryHarvest Cooking" workshops next week!

The “StoryHarvest Cooking” workshop series offers three opportunities to create the most delicious, on-the-go and on-a-budget, food for Bread and Puppet parade goers and StoryHarvest participants! 

Feed the masses, home-made and with love! *Attention, Moms — it’s ok to bring your kids!

Free!  Please RSVP or …

A Roadmap to Apartheid

I went to the screening and discussion of A Roadmap to Apartheid. I’ve read a couple of National Geographics on the topic, so I know something about the tensions between Israel and Palestine in a way that many Americans might not.

While the film was interesting, it seemed …

Bike! Bike! Northeast and Rupa and the April Fishes

I attended Bike! Bike!  last weekend.  It was fun.

I never really was able to bike much when I was younger.  We lived first on a road that was a very steep hill, then, when we moved, the road was very busy and there were no sidewalks.  I found it incredibly freeing to …

WGXC Radio Explosion awesome radio piece on Uptown Summer '12!

Check out the radio project that youth from Hudson’s WGXC Radio Explosion produced!

Uptown Summer: A Report from North Troy



Field Trip to CDCG

My class took a field trip to some of CDCG’s gardens last Tuesday.  It was a lot of fun and we learned a lot about Capital District Community Gardens: how they operate and what they do.  I took some pictures (coming soon) of my classmates helping to harvest …

Facing Change: Documenting America

Just as the Farm Security Administration sent photographers to cover the Great Depression, a collective called Facing Change: Documenting America has enlisted artists—including two Pulitzer Prize-winning photographers—to record America’s current struggles.  An exhibition of their work opened on Friday, March 2, 2012 and ran through Saturday, June 16, 2012 in the Underground Gallery …

Field Trip

Hi!  I’m Elizabeth Anderson, a junior Sustainability Studies major at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.  This semester, I’m not only interning at the Sanctuary, but I’m also taking a really cool class called “Food, Farms, and Famine”.  

In class, we are doing a Troy Community Food Assesment Project: Pilot Study.  It’s a fancy name …

Story Harvest 2012 Documentation Page

Images and Video

Brenda Ann Kenneally’s Photos

This is the boat  in the parade through north Central Troy.







Neighborhood Chef #4 Recipe: "Collard Greens"


Pastor Willie Bacote, of neighboring Missing Link Street Ministry, and Shelia Rouse stopped by the Sanctuary Kitchen with their recipe for collared greens. Here is their recipe:

Shelia Rouse Collard Greens

  • 2 Smoked Turkey Wings (chopped in 2 to 4 parts)
  • 3 bunches of collards, ribs removed, …

DIY Snackshop: Raw Pasta and Sauce (video)

Our team has finished editing the first DIY Snackshop video. Check it out below:


DIY Snack #4 Recipe: No cook Stir-Fry (cold asian pasta salad)


No cook Stir-Fry ( cold asian pasta salad)

by Ellie Markovitch

  • 2 cups cabbage, chopped
  • 1 cup green beans, finely chopped
  • 1 cup green bell peppers, chopped
  • 2 cups carrots, shredded
  • 1 bunch of green onions or young leeks, chopped

Neighborhood Chef #3 Recipe: "Purslane Pesto"


Mary Vikerman of the Capital District Community Gardens stopped by to share her purslane pesto recipe for the third installment of our Neighborhood Chef series. Check out the recipe below:

Makes about 6 servings with Rice!
2 ripe avocados
4c. purslane
1 small bunch of …

YMS '12 Day 7 Recap

Today was a special day at the Sanctuary as we played host to the “WGXC Radio Explosion!” youth radio producers who were in town to record segments about our block. They stopped by the Sanctuary and joined us for our third DIY Snack watermelon gazpacho (for that recipe, …

YMS ’12 visit: WGXC "Radio Explosion!"


Today the Sanctuary was excited to have WGXC stop by for an episode of their “Radio Explosion” youth media radio show. WGXC is a “community-run media project, re-envisioning radio as an innovative platform for local participation.”

The young radio producers, along with supervisor Sara Kendall, joined …

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