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…just outside of Metz, France is where I headed after landing in nearby Luxembourg – joining a reception that was part of the garden conference I have come to speak at tomorrow – but instead of spending time where I was supposed to (in the very elaborate new manicured gardens), I spent an hour wandering ..

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…(aka F.Lli Innocenzi Giancarlo E Giovanni S.N.C.) just down the hill at 66 Piazza San Cosimato in Trastevere, has been around and almost unchanged since 1948 and is one of my new favorite stores of all time, having just stumbled in this morning, feeling like I could spend forever just looking around, immediately overwhelmed by ..

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…formed by a Baroque confection of buildings designed by Filippo Raguzzini from 1727-1728, is one of my favorite outdoor spaces in Rome – and my best experiences of it are always unplanned surprises, where I just happen upon it – which is what happened today. (check out this awesome 360 degree view – and more ..

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…is the biggest pleasure of the day (next to dinner), where everyone lines up at a serving table laden with the local, seasonal, organic, gorgeous creations by the Rome Sustainable Food Project kitchen at the Academy, and then sit down at one endless table in the cortile for conversation over some of the best meals ..

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…is announced by Eric Sanderson of the Wildlife Conservation Society – whose Manahatta Project inspired some of my recent work including “Animal Estates 1.0: New York” at the 2008 Whitney Biennial and the “Lenape Edible Estate Manhattan” planted last year – and here is some info on the new project: Ever wondered what New York ..

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…is the farmer just outside of Rome – who supplies most of the fresh, local, seasonal, and organic produce to chef Mona Talbott at the American Academy in Rome (they have a picture of him up on the wall in the kitchen) – and this morning Mona introduced me to him at his stand at ..

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…is one of the great treasures of the facilities here, and I finally got my official tour by the librarian today – having missed it this weekend – and I’m looking forward to spending a lot of time here – especially at odd hours, since Academy fellows have 24 hr access – I am already ..

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…is one of my favorite places to be if I’m going to have a longish layover (and makes LAX or JFK feel like the portal to a penal colony in comparison) – the glass roofed addition is exhilarating to enter after a long flight and Air France has a comfortable two level lounge at the ..

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…is my first stop after a talk at the American Society of Landscape Architects annual conference today – the first time I have seen it, and perhaps most exciting is the beautiful beehive, which has been elevated to protect it from the First Dog. (and check out my March 25th, 2009 essay in the Guardian ..

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…is hosting a big three day conference on urban agriculture at their home-base in Milwaukee, and I have passed through for the day to finally be able to check out this amazing place for myself, and to do a quick talk – but the highlight was to be able to hang out with two of ..

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