Community http://nhpr.org en The Dark Side Of Community Gardens http://nhpr.org/post/dark-side-community-gardens <p>Today the ground is covered with snow, but imagine if you will, a verdant community garden in late July, brimming with flowers and vegetables, happy neighbors kneeling cheek-to-cheek, shovel to shovel, baskets overflowing with greens and the late afternoon sun bathing the scene in gold. We interrupt that idyll to bring you “<a href="http://modernfarmer.com/2013/12/robbery-drugs-fistfights-dark-side-community-gardening/" target="_blank">Thievery, Fraud, Fistfights and Weed: The Other Side of Community Gardens</a>.” &nbsp;&nbsp;That’s the title of <strong>Jesse Hirsch’s </strong>article for <em>Modern Farmer</em>, where he’s a staff writer.</p><p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 19:00:54 +0000 Virginia Prescott 40323 at http://nhpr.org The Dark Side Of Community Gardens Acting Gets Upstaged At Winnipesaukee Playhouse http://nhpr.org/post/acting-gets-upstaged-winnipesaukee-playhouse <p>When Kat Morris's eldest daughter asked to try out for a play at <a href="http://www.winniplayhouse.org/" target="_blank">The Winnipesaukee Playhouse</a>, she could not have guessed the effect community theater would have on her entire family.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 10 Aug 2013 04:00:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter 32163 at http://nhpr.org Acting Gets Upstaged At Winnipesaukee Playhouse The Art Of Inventing Sports http://nhpr.org/post/art-inventing-sports <p>You’ve heard of whiffle-ball… how about whiffle-hurling?&nbsp; Class-conscious kickball?&nbsp; Imaginary soccer?&nbsp; These absurd-sounding games are among the growing number of highly conceptualized art-sports invented by artists and shown on YouTube, and other online video sites. Brooklyn-based artist <strong>Tom Russotti</strong> is founder of the <a href="http://www.aesthletics.org/">Institute for </a><a href="http://www.aesthletics.org/">Aesthletics</a>… yes, that’s athletics and aesthetics rolled into one. The institute combines sports, participatory art and conceptual social activities. Tom’s games have been invented, played, performed, and experimented with at museums, schools, and arts organizations all over the world.</p><p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 13:12:09 +0000 Virginia Prescott 31971 at http://nhpr.org The Art Of Inventing Sports Burning Man Of The Ocean: Seasteading's Ephemerisle Explored http://nhpr.org/post/burning-man-ocean-seasteadings-ephemerisle-explored <p>Every year, a small fleet of house- boats, yachts, and make-shift floating homes anchor together off the California coast for the Ephemerisle festival…it’s billed as a “floating celebration of community, learning, art, and seasteading.”&nbsp; The concept came from the <a href="http://www.seasteading.org/">Seasteading Institute</a>, a non-profit founded by a pair of highly placed tech entrepreneurs who are also outspoken libertarians. Seasteading supports the creation of floating city-states where people can experiment with self-governance and escape the rules and conventions of dry land. <strong>Atossa Abrahamian is </strong>a Brooklyn-based journalist and editor of “The New Inquiry.” She wrote about <a href="http://nplusonemag.com/seasteading">her visit to Ephemerisle </a>for N+1 magazine.</p><p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 13:52:53 +0000 Virginia Prescott 31740 at http://nhpr.org Burning Man Of The Ocean: Seasteading's Ephemerisle Explored Adopt a Fire Hydrant, Fix a Pothole...There's an App for That http://nhpr.org/post/adopt-fire-hydrant-fix-potholetheres-app <p>The non-profit <a href="http://codeforamerica.org/">Code for America</a> brings together coders, artists, and designers to<a href="http://codeforamerica.org/projects/"> create easy to use applications </a>that address the specific needs of local communities.&nbsp; <a href="http://codeforamerica.org/author/mick/"><strong>Mick Thompson,</strong></a> engineer in residence and 2012 fellow at Code for America joined us to talk about how code and collaboration leads to better lives for citizens.</p><p> Mon, 07 Jan 2013 15:51:19 +0000 Virginia Prescott 19684 at http://nhpr.org Adopt a Fire Hydrant, Fix a Pothole...There's an App for That The Women's Earth Alliance http://nhpr.org/post/womens-earth-alliance <p><strong>EarthTalk®<br>E - The Environmental Magazine</strong><br><br><strong><u>Dear EarthTalk</u>: I heard about a group called the Women’s Earth Alliance that works on environmental projects in many parts of the world. What kinds of projects?&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; </strong><em>-- Judy Stack, Barre, VT</em><br> Fri, 14 Dec 2012 18:41:58 +0000 New Media Intern 18488 at http://nhpr.org The Women's Earth Alliance Sustainability on the Home Front http://nhpr.org/post/sustainability-home-front <p>Majora Carter talks about her work helping communities across the nation to retake their environmental identity.</p> Wed, 09 May 2012 16:53:13 +0000 Virginia Prescott 4480 at http://nhpr.org Sustainability on the Home Front What happens when all the fuel is gone? http://nhpr.org/post/what-happens-when-all-fuel-gone <p>A visit to a training for a growing movement, Transition Towns.</p> Mon, 19 Mar 2012 14:51:37 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 2577 at http://nhpr.org What happens when all the fuel is gone? Medicaid Grant Money To Help Home Based Services http://nhpr.org/post/medicaid-grant-money-help-home-based-services <p>New Hampshire will be the first state in the country to receive new Medicaid grant money to help seniors and people with disabilities remain in their homes.</p><p>The state will receive $26.5&nbsp;million&nbsp;over three years through the Affordable Care Act.</p><p>The goal is to help states shift from institutional care to home and community-based services.</p><p>In 2009, 41 percent of New Hampshire&rsquo;s Medicaid money was spent on community-based services.</p><p>That will increase to 47 percent in 2013 with the new grant money.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 02 Mar 2012 19:04:49 +0000 Amy Quinton 2263 at http://nhpr.org The Tale of Two Farms http://nhpr.org/post/tale-two-farms <p>We’ve heard the stories of farm family underdogs pitched against profit-hungry developers or deep- pocketed corporations. Not so in Canterbury, New Hampshire where residents recently had to choose between good and super-good to decide which of two families would be able to farm 600 riverfront acres of municipally-owned land.</p> Wed, 14 Dec 2011 17:06:23 +0000 Virginia Prescott 890 at http://nhpr.org The Tale of Two Farms