Month: August 2015

Uptown Summer 2015

Uptown Summer ’15 will produce digital stories within our media arts and urban environmental education campus on 6th Ave.  Giving voice to the local community, we will explore neighborhood history as well as ongoing arts, preservation, and environmental remediation activities.  Young people will develop media literacy skills—both technical and and critical—empowering them to address the …

Ice Cream Social and Uptown Summer 15 Goodbyes

 There were no tears only smiles as students and staff said goodbye on the last day of Uptown Summer 2015 over ice cream.

To celebrate a successful session, The Sanctuary staff decided to bring in ice cream from Stewarts and …

Uptown Summer Week 5 Review


Its the last day of Uptown Summer 2015 and as sad as we all are to say goodbye, we can’t help but look back to the first week.  It was spent getting familiar with the recording and editing equipment and learning about how to safely use the gardening tools and what …

Real Food in The Food Desert: Kale Chips

Maybe you have heard of kale as one of the most trendy food to eat right now, and for a reason: this leafy green comes packed with nutrients that gives it many health benefits such as cancer-fighting and cholesterol-lowering. 

If you avoid processed/packaged products, Kale is pretty inexpensive to buy fresh. But it …

Real Food in the Food Desert: Tunisian Fennel Salad

At the Farm to Preschool market yesterday, one of the moms pointed at this weirdly shaped vegetable asking what it is and what to do with it:


Fennel is a bulb shaped vegetable that, when eaten raw, is fresh, crispy and has a anise flavor. You can also …

Farm to Preschool: Denison Farm and CSA bringing organic veggies to local families

Today, Wednesday, August 5, The Sanctuary staff met up with Justine of Denison Farms at The Stepping Stones Center in North Troy. Denison Farms is the supplier of the organic vegetables for sale in Farm to Preschool Program and CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). The Farm to preschool program provides affordable organic vegetables, …

Uptown Summer 15 & Adventures to the Hudson River


Tuesday, August 4, 2015 students from Uptown Summer 15 joined biologist Brandon Ballengee and scientists from the New York State Museum for an environmental stewardship down on the Hudson River. Together we brought our pails and walking shoes and met up with the scientists for fishing. Among the scientists were Bryan, Jeremy, …

Interviews at Lansingburgh Family Resource Center and with Capital District Child Care Council

On July 29, 2015 the Uptown Summer crew visited the Lansingburgh Family Resource Center to learn about an awesome new collaboration that “aims to increase access to locally sourced fresh fruits and vegetables for food insecure families in the Capital Region.”  You can be sure we will be making …

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Memorial Altar: “Emerging from Darkness”
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Tending the Urban Forest

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