Month: July 2015

Environmental Stewardship @ Uptown Summer 15


It’s not the image of Troy that the news normally paints but amidst the reported violence and in the heart of North Troy rests The Sanctuary and The Collar City Garden.





Seed to Fork Carrot Cake Recipe

If you make one, please share pictures with us using #UptownSummerCarrotCake

Uptown Summer Week 4 Review

This week started off with editing and revising our second stories! We also got to work on our Urban Naturalism mural in the Sanctuary’s patio. It’s really bringing life to such a drab area of the historic building. 



On Wednesday, Davia Collington from the Troy …

Uptown Summer ’15 & Positive Stories of Youth in Our Community

Wednesday, July 29th, The Sanctuary received a visit from the Troy Drug Free Community Coalition. Davia Collington outlined for us the background of the TDFCC, their mission, and challenged us to come up with positive stories of youth in our community.


The TDFCC was started in 2010 by …

Return to Uptown Summer

This morning I began my intership with The Sanctuary for Indepenent Media or ‘renewed’ I should say.

I, again, was nervous about coming here today…new people, kids, not knowing what to expect but it has been AWESOME.

The first time I discovered the Sanctuary was in Decemeber 2011. It was a …

Uptown Summer 2014: Environmental Justice for Our Local Community and Beyond

Uptown Summer is a 5-week series of arts and sustainability activities for young people in North Troy, NY. Now in its fourth year, this summer’s theme was: “Environmental Justice for Our Local Community and Beyond.” 


Join in a workshop! Help paint a mural on the …

Uptown Summer Week 2 Review

We began this week with a delicious start. The wonderful people at Vital Eats visited and made us some falafel and curly fries on the spot! So good!


After that, it was time to work on our stories!  We learned last week how to use our …

Uptown Summer ’14 Nature Lab Art Tables



Renee K. Panetta (Recycling and Conservation Coordinator at Guilderland Central School District) Nature Lab Day: Tuesdays 

Renee K. Panetta is the Recycling and Conservation Coordinator at Guilderland Central School District.  She believes that working with young …

Uptown Summer Week 1 Review

It’s been such an exciting first week of the fourth Uptown Summer!  This years theme of Environmental Justice for Our Local Community and Beyond has lead us to do some really terrific things!

We’ve been learning some great things about gardening in our urban environment …

Peace of Mind

So  I love life.  I think it is wonderful to be part of this world.  I think there are many reasons that I am in love with living is that I keep focused on the positives in life.  So I have taught my environment to be nice to me.  This includes facebook as well!  Only …

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