Indoor Composting Workshop
Tuesday, June 11th, 2013 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
The Children's Garden, East 12th Street and Avenue B (southwest corner),
New York, NY 10003
Learn how to use worms to turn your kitchen scraps into a rich organic fertilizer, and help reduce your carbon footprint. In this hands-on workshop, the NYC Compost Project in Manhattan demonstrates how to set up and maintain an indoor worm bin. Worm bins will be available for purchase at the reduced price of $44. Registration required. Workshop fee $5 per person.
Register Here: Indoor Composting Workshop
|Caseb Naturals Product Demo
Sunday, June 23rd, 2013 | 2:00pm - 5:00pm
at Sustainable NYC | 139 Avenue A, NY NY 10009
Dragon's Blood Body Balm
Luxuriously hand-crafted in small batches, this balm contains a natural active ingredient, known as Dragon's Blood. It has anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, skin-regenerative properties. The extract comes from a tree which grows in the Amazon Rain Forest of Peru. When the bark is cut, it exposes a red sap, hence the name "Dragon's Blood". Aside from having many active phytochemicals, it also has an active alkaloid known as taspine, which has been isolated as the healing alkaloid in the extract . Mildly scented with a proprietary pure essential oil blend to soothe the skin and the senses. The effects on your skin can only be described as divine!
USES - Dragon's blood was historically used as a treatment for Eczema, Psoriasis, or Seborrheic Dermatitis. In those days they also used it as a natural remedy for Chapped, Dry, Wounded or Blistering Skin either due to bacterial or viral infections in men, women, children or babies who suffered from these Conditions. Today, it is used as a natural alternative to combat sensitive skin needs! Made with a blend of natural, organic and food-grade ingredients, it is safe for use accross all ages.
BODY PARTS - Dry or cracked elbows, heels of the feet, dry knuckles, itchy skin and/or Any Problem Area.
HOW TO USE - A little goes a long way so start with a little bit and smooth onto problem area. It is very thick and when initially applied it may feel oily. This will only last 1 to 2 minutes, as you rub and then let it sit for a minute, it will fully absorb, nourishing your skin and leaving it smooth for hours! Use daily on affected areas, at least once a day in order to get the best results.
Brazil Nut Oil & Lavender Whipped Body Butter
This whipped body butter is made with Brazil Nut Oil, which is known for its skin regenerative properties and for being rich in nutrients needed for silky skin. The Brazil Nut Oil is sustainably harvested from the Amazon Rainforest of Brazil. It is their secret to their silky smooth and sexy skin. Made with all-natural, food-grade and organic ingredients, you can smooth it all over your body, your toddler's and husband's! But it is such a treat, you won't want to share!
This whipped body butter is ultra-rich. Yet because it's whipped, it's not dense, so it won't feel heavy on your skin. Hand-crafted & beautifully fragranced with 100% Pure Essential Oils of Lavender to not only pamper your skin, but also indulge your senses. A little goes a long way, so start small and work your way up.
How To: Apply on hands, arms, legs, feet & everywhere else. To pamper and nurture your skin, making it baby soft.
3.5oz (net) Re-Usable Glass Jar
85% Organic Content. Product is Vegan.
|Opening Reception for Artist Vanessa Chakour
Thursday, June 27th, 2013 | 6:00pm -8:30pm
at Sustainable NYC | 139 Avenue A, NY NY 10009
Vanessa's art is her filter, a tool for healing, learning and communication. She has referred to the process of her abstract work as shedding skin, as streams of words and images peel layers toward an authentic place from which she feels and interacts more vividly with life. Her work has been featured in prominent private collections, art publications and public exhibitions. She has been a featured artist in galleries throughout New York; in DUMBO, Tribeca, Chelsea, and was recently selected as one of the 'Bearden 100' tribute to artist Romare Bearden launched at The Rush Arts Gallery. Agora Fine Art Gallery in Chelsea, New York City said this about her work: "Vanessa Chakour's kinetic works are about freedom: freedom to think, freedom to feel, freedom to remember, freedom to meditate, freedom to explore and freedom to move forward. Her images function as politically, culturally aware streams of consciousness, at once reacting to the injustices of recent history and the lively kinesthesia of daily life."
Vanessa recently created a musical language of symbols and images for an upcoming feature film
about the process of creation. A recent series, borne out of dreams and dialogue with the natural world, is created entirely on recycled, found and reconstituted surfaces. She has used her artwork to raise funds and awareness for organizations such as the War Resisters League and The J Dilla Foundation. She has upcoming shows throughout NYC, Amherst, MA and in Lisbon, Portugal and is working on new pieces aligning with her deepening connection to nature.