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Peter Molnar October 1, 2012 at 05:29 pm
Park Renewal Day is a travesty. The event is just a publicity stunt for Renewal Design Build andRead More their cosponsors City of Decatur, Park Pride, and Toolbank. For the DeKalb County Natural Resources Management Office this event is just a cheap and lazy way to "control" the vegetation in the park. Descending hundred something teenagers and college kids fueled by the prospect of winning some of the $1,800 price money hardly proved to be a sound method to extract invasive species. What was once lush green with vegetation, what was once the habitat to tortoises, silver owls, and blue herons exposes now bare dirt, fallen trees, and old tires. The tragic legacy of the past four "Park Renewals" has remained mostly unnoticed as their sites are remote from the main area. Only few follow the trails into the woods. 2012 will be a different chapter: the destruction will be in clear sight. Residents of Deerwood Dr, the 2012 target of the "Park Renewal", have expressed their concerns and opposition to Dave Butler (Greenspace Environment Manager, DeKalb Co. Natural Resources Management Office), Peter Michealson (CEO, Renewal Design Build) and the so called "Beautification Committee" of the Midwaywoods Neighborhood Association. The concerns about safety, environmental impact, and destruction of the beautiful natural landscape have been ignored, or tried to be silenced by delay tactics.
Lindsey July 27, 2012 at 06:28 pm
I'm so happy to see Mike's vision coming to fruition here. What better way to create camaraderieRead More than through the world's common ground, music? I can attest to the integrity of the folks behind PIR and look forward to contributing any way I'm able. As with all great efforts (and subsequent success), one is sure to face adversity. Keep up the great work Mike; you're truly making a difference.
Lindsey July 27, 2012 at 06:39 pm
Also, @Jaberson and @Charles, I think it's important to recognize that Mike's comment regarding theRead More look of others' houses was in regards to his perception as a child. A perception that many of us, including myself, had as children. And ultimately, the perception that, years later, has evolved into a massive and dedicated effort to make a positive impact on the lives of the less fortunate.
Suzan July 28, 2012 at 12:01 am
Jaberson and Charles: I think you have too much time on your hands to feel the need to even post aRead More comment like yours. Go take your negative energy and do something positive for the community as Mike is doing very successfully.
ralph parker January 31, 2012 at 09:32 pm
Great job Susan! The 5 Bhutanese in Roswell also have a small garden on land donated by ThousandRead More Hills Cofee House. Would love to see this expand to North Fulton on a formal basis Ralph Parker
Marla Blair May 24, 2011 at 03:14 pm
I love making kale chips - toss with a bit of olive oil and bake in the oven. They come out crispyRead More and delicious. I'll have to try this recipe next. I am so impressed with how our kids are being introduced to healthy food - locally grown at that!
Catrina July 19, 2011 at 10:08 pm
I just "found" kale this past year. Not that it was lost or anything, but I'd alwaysRead More thought it'd be gross. I LOVE IT! I pretty much use the same Bobby Flay recipe but add some fresh-squeezed lemon juice at the end. Somehow the addition of the acid makes kale even more tasty! This whole fresh, local food initiative is really exciting. Decatur is to be commended for being open to the concept, as are those who have put in many hours to make it happen. Good work!