How has your balance been lately? That could be a loaded question with all sorts of meaning for you - your physical balance, your work/life balance to name just a few. Balance is always something to work on, both in the Pilates studio and in life. It will always be shifting, changing, adapting, ebbing and flowing. When we are young, we take our sense of balance for granted. As we age, balance is one of the things that becomes less reliant, less steady. And practice makes better. Check out my new videos for this month and may they bring you balance in more ways than one!
This month, 20% of our proceeds goes to Earth Matter.
They seek to reduce the organic waste misdirected into the garbage stream by encouraging neighbor participation and leadership in composting.
Earth Matter was conceived in spring 2009 to address the dual problems of resource recovery and healthy soils with a single solution: promoting the local composting of organic waste into a healthy soil amendment. We are passionate about resource recovery and healthy soil as primary goals of a 21st century urban environment.
The three founding directors of Earth Matter, Marisa DeDominicis, Kendall Morrison and Charlie Bayrer, bring together many years of experience in urban community greening. They first combined efforts in the Brooklyn-Queens Land Trust (BQLT) healthy soils initiative (2007 to 2008).
This project evaluated soil health in 34 community gardens and promoted remediation by organic amendment. Concurrently, they were involved in organizing the Fort Greene Compost Project (2005-present), a community based, volunteer-led effort to capture residential food waste for composting in local community gardens.
They see that: