Sometimes you see lightning in the distance while you’re in the park and try to estimate how much time you’ve got to get home but on your way you hear screaming from behind you as the downpour rolls in and you have just a few moments to run to safety when you camp out under the overhang of a bodega and look super pitiful until an employee ushers you and your (especially pitiful) dog inside and you wait for 10 minutes with neighborhood teenagers who advise you on what candy you should buy (Sour Patch Kids, naturally) before the storm passes and you return to the flooded street where everyone is laughing and you think maybe, just maybe, Brooklyn has more magic in store for you.
During our lunch break, we asked people outside the Cairo post office what local improvements they would like to see their tax dollars support.
Tennessee Watson and I are working up a storm up here in the Hudson Valley, talking to residents of Greene & Columbia counties about their relationship to their work. We did this little “tax day” vox pop on our lunch break asking local residents what local improvements they would like to see their tax dollars go towards. Follow our Tumblr for project updates!
Recently, we interviewed Dae Dae and Destiny from Food Works on Sauvie Island. Destiny is a manager of their St. Johns Farmer’s Market and Dae Dae leads the CSA program. The two began working at Food Works over three years ago as freshman in high school. Along with having a CSA and selling at the farmer’s market, Dae Dae and Destiny help manage relationships with New Seasons, Sisters of the Road, and Village Market. Listen to the story here.