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My thoughts on the agricultural school

Agriculture has always been a huge interested of mine. After going vegan, I started researching all things related to agriculture, and I learned many disappointing things. Then, last semester I took a class called food, society and the environment. It … Continue reading

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American Playgrounds in Italy?

In placemaking, children have (arguably) the most important role. This is due to the fact that it  can be a slow and gradual process. The project that you involve the children in is a project that will likely be completed … Continue reading

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“Seedfolks” by Makenzie

On Friday, we visited the School of Agriculture and a local theater to meet a few important players in the community. We ended up meeting quite a few people, influential and passionate members of an intricate system of community betterment. … Continue reading

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Roll sleeves up By Tania Cerquiglini

David, Gianni, Mario, Nati. A professor who cultivates and grows a neighborhood, a kind retired builder who never stopped making something for himself and others, an elderly storyteller with the enthusiasm of a child whose theater runs his vein, a … Continue reading

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Let them be little

As was exemplified within the readings last week, the opinions of children are largely regarded in a much less serious manner than they ought to be. Children’s minds are usually not weighted down by the solemnity that typically accompanies adult … Continue reading

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Everybody Eats

Sitting down to write this week’s journal I was kind of stuck. I usually base it off of the readings, but we didn’t have any this week. I started looking through my reader and for some reason, something we talked … Continue reading

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Something in the Air by Amy Mullowney

The past week has made me consider just how greatly weather influences an area: the people; their priorities of activities; if places are even open… Few people will be out on the terrace in this weather, so yesterday amidst the … Continue reading

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Great Minds Think… By: Shelby Goode

What is it about the Borgo Bello Neighborhood that captivates the community members of so many to dedicate their time and energy to making this space a place that can be open and utilized by all. As a student studying … Continue reading

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Observations: At Home and Abroad

Our (Rachel and I) last observation was done on the Thursday afternoon before break, a gorgeous day with bluebird skies and a bello temperature. Arriving around 2 pm, I expected to find a few people on their lunch break, but … Continue reading

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The True Nature of the Cortone Terrance by Morgan Nash

Throughout the semester my class has slowly learned about the neighborhood of Borgo Bello, particularly the area surrounding the terrace on Via del Cortone. From observations to interviews we have found that most of the time the terrace is a … Continue reading

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