Why you should consider crowdfunding your neighborhood project (instead of writing a grant)

by ioby
May 18, 2017

[This post originally appeared on strongtowns.org.] Whether you’re planning to paint a mural, build a community garden, or create a pop-up bike lane, when it comes to neighborhood improvement, you’re dedicated to making the biggest possible impact. You might work for an established 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, or maybe you’re just part of a small group […]

Awesome Project: Georgia’s first agrihood breaks ground!

by ioby
May 17, 2017

Deliciously fresh, hyper-local produce is in Danny Glover’s DNA. Founder and principal developer of ONE-South Community Development Corporation and 2016 National HBCU Outreach Director for presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, Glover grew up in Macon, Georgia, where – until about the 90s – many families, like his, kept vibrant, productive gardens.   [Danny D. Glover, 29, […]

VIDEO: Kelly Street Garden, South Bronx

by ioby
May 8, 2017

Kelly Street Garden has been a hub of healthy food and growing community in the South Bronx for more than 4 years. Despite being in the poorest national congressional district and lowest-ranked county by health in New York State, the garden, mostly run by volunteers, has grown and distributed hundreds of pounds of produce to […]

VIDEO: Rockaway Dune Planting with the Nature Conservancy’s LEAF Ambassadors!

by ioby
May 3, 2017

DownloadShare The Nature Conservancy’s Leaders in Environmental Action for the Future (LEAF) Ambassadors are a group of high school students helping NYC residents build healthy coastal ecosystems to protect against storms and rising sea levels. On Earth Day 2017, the LEAF Ambassadors partnered with the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance and local residents to restore a natural […]

AWESOME PROJECT: New rail trail coming to Georgia!

by ioby
April 17, 2017

One of the coolest stories we get to tell, here at ioby, is the story in which someone smart and inspired moves away from home to live somewhere new for a period of time, gets exposed to a life-changing idea, and then brings it back home  when they return months or years later. These leaders […]