see this link for a guide to building hot box food waste compost bins
John Decker managing the Open Road Hot Box set up at the Garden of Union, Brooklyn. The Hot Box system at this garden composts food waste from the Park Slope Food Coop, which has over 8,000 members.
ambient temp is 48 degrees, compost temp is 140.
here is a report by cornell university on food waste composting in NYC, featuring the open road hot box. the report is a pdf so you need the free adobe reader. you can download it free here.
December 29, 2008
November 18, 2008
Open Road built moveable skate obstacles & donated them. They were up for a couple of weeks & hundreds of kids came. This along with listening sessions by the Parks Department where the entire room asked for a skateable park here is part of a powerful movement for change. Photo Right: Ramp/skate armor: $300, Ledge/skate armor & steel: $1,000. Photo Left: Spine $2,000 in skate armor/steel
November 1, 2008
October 31, 2008
October 22, 2008
October 14, 2008
October 13, 2008
October 9, 2008
Left: Open Road Park Greenhouse is 20' long by 16' wide and fits a regular class of about 30. 12th St. between 1st & A, NYC
Right: City As School Greenhouse (on the right as you enter the school) was designed and built in partership with CAS, Open Road, the Dept of Sanitation, and Coop Tech HS. It fits 30+ people.
Clarkson and Varick, Manhattan.
October 7, 2008
In such a short time this volunteer crew has done so much for our park. For their earliest work see the link below. "In other Acapulco Gold news, over the winter AG and team skater Billy Rohan got together with Open Road of New York, The Gonz (Krooked), Vans, and Supreme to open a skatepark at 12th and A in Downtown NYC" http://hypebeast.com/2008/03/acapulco-gold-swirl-caps-12-and-skate-park/
September 10, 2008
The Tony Hawk Foundation is funding their first NYC Skatepark. 5boro's Steve Rodriguez made this happen and Open Road is managing design and construction with skaters from all over NYC.
Over 100 skaters have contributed ideas to participatory design sessions, shown up at Parks Department and Community Board meetings, and presented with Tony Hawk (above)
The kids build their skateboards and learn skateboarding
skills for Phys Ed credit at East Side Community High School.
check this link for pictures of the kids using their boards: