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Trees Not Trash is a guerilla gardening group in Bushwick, Brooklyn. It started when founder Kate Gilliam noticed a lack of green space in her neighborhood. East Williamsburg and Bushwick are former industrial areas that have become increasingly residential. TNT has turned empty lots around Brooklyn into gardens and public green spaces. Currently they are working with the NYC Parks Department and the Million Trees NYC Initiative as well as operating the Trees Not Trash community garden on Bogart Street. TNT will be at the BUST Spring Fling Craftacular this weekend. Read More
Slate launched its new Web site, Double X, yesterday. The online magazine is written for women by women, and some powerful writers, actors, and politicians, including Margaret Cho, Amy Bloom, and Sandra Day O'Connor, helped get the party started by sharing some of their childhood dreams in a feature called The Secret Dreams of Famous Women. Read More
I loves me some Wanda Sykes. She performed at the White House Correspondents' dinner on Saturday and now she's gettin' mad slack for some controversial material. Heck, you can hear some laughs. Now the White House is mum on the situation. What do you think? --Regina info: msnbc.msn. Read More

Breasts are the best

BY Web Intern in General

This week is National Breastfeeding Awareness Week (May 10-16), which aims to raise awareness of the health benefits of breastfeeding and promote support for breastfeeding, in the UK. I was just about to ask, 'What about the US?' when I researched further and saw that the UK has one of the lowest breastfeeding rates in Europe. photo via guardian.co.uk I'm guessing the US falls under the World Breastfeeding Week and Awareness Month (in August), among over 120 countries around the world. Read More

Mother, Darling!

BY Laurie in General