Collard City Growers

Troy kids research Hudson River water quality


 

WNYT Staff
Created: August 21, 2020 08:27 PM

Young people from Troy are taking on the water quality in the Hudson River.

A new collaboration between Riverkeeper and the Sanctuary for Independent Media is giving Troy kids a chance to learn more about the Hudson. …

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For Black Lives


Black Lives Matter.

Listen here for local coverage of the Movement for Black Lives. This playlist includes all of the speeches from Troy’s Rally for Black Lives on Sunday, June 7, as well as more recent words from those fighting for justice:

MediaSanctuary · Rally For Black …

Collard City Growers "Be the Media" workshop, photo by Ellie Markovitch

History of Collard City Growers


Collard City Growers is a volunteer-run food justice project where we connect arts and …

Coronavirus Disease 2019

Coronavirus Statement for The Sanctuary for Independent Media


The escalating concerns about the spread of Coronavirus/Covid-19 have led to extraordinary measures.

For the well-being of our audience, staff, and artists, facilities at The Sanctuary for Independent Media have been closed, employees are working from home, and all in-person public activities scheduled through September 2020 have been cancelled or postponed. We are  …

“Soildarity:” Troy Farmers Market Compost Collaboration


Jim bringing compost to the Collard City Growers garden

We are excited about our compost collaboration with Troy Waterfront Farmer’s Market, voted the best farmer’s market in the Northeast region! Trojans are invited to bring their compost to the market, which then makes its way to a demonstration …

Sanctuary for Independent Media 2019 Spring Schedule


SPRING 2019 SEASON ANNOUNCED AT THE SANCTUARY FOR INDEPENDENT MEDIA! Schedule features musical performances, speakers, films, workshops, a gallery show, and more!

TROY – The Spring 2019 season at The Sanctuary for Independent Media kicks off on March 29 with a free show by the Afro-Latin-Reggae-Rock sensation Taína Asili and concludes …

Sanctuary Spring Season!!


SPRING 2019 SEASON ANNOUNCED AT THE SANCTUARY FOR INDEPENDENT MEDIA! Schedule features musical performances, speakers, films, workshops, a gallery show, and more!

TROY – The Spring 2019 season at The Sanctuary for Independent Media kicks off on March 29 with a free show by the Afro-Latin-Reggae-Rock sensation Taína Asili and concludes …

$20,000 hole in our budget…


Let me explain what happened. For almost a decade, we’ve been receiving general operating support from the Electronic Media and Film program at the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA EMF). Their funding has been critical, particularly since operating support is very difficult to find in a grant world focused on funding one-shot …

The Sanctuary is Hiring!


Volunteer Organizer/Coordinator
Part-time, 4-8 PM weekdays, $15/hour
 
About Us

Most people know us as The Sanctuary for Independent Media in North Troy, NY; the official non-profit 501(c)3 is incorporated as Media Alliance. Our mission is to use art and participatory action to promote social and environmental justice and freedom of creative expression.

Ruderal Ecologies Symposium: Presenter Bios


Ruderal Ecologies Symposium Presenters:

Julia Cavicchi, Anne Pfeifenberger & Olivia Golden Environmental Studies, Skidmore College ’18

Julia, Olivia, and Anne are Environmental Studies seniors at Skidmore College who have been delving into the capital region’s sewer systems for their capstone research on Combined Sewer …

Food Cycle


Collard City Growers also manages three other previously vacant lots including Freedom Square, an …

Story Harvest


One of our key annual food justice celebrations is “StoryHarvest: …

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Carriage House


We have renovated a former carriage house on the lot, which is used as …

I Spy Spanish and Memories at Uptown Summer 2016


 

We began the day as we always do, sitting on the covered patio in the back of the Sanctuary, eating bagels, drinking coffee, and making sense of the day’s work to come. However, as today began the final week of Uptown Summer 2016, we spent some of this time …

Guests and Music Mingle at Spanish in the Garden


 

“Cuando tú me dices a media voz que me amas

Me siento tan sublime como el tibio sol de la mañana

Y esto es lo que tú me haces sentir

Desde el día en que te conocí.”

 

Sounds of …

A Debate in Translation: Are Tomatoes a Vegetable or a Fruit?


 

We don’t always know the things that we think we know. Sometimes, the simplest questions require translation and clarification.


Today, during Week 2 of Spanish in the Garden, we realized a very real gap in our collective knowledge: What is …

A Feast of Fusion: Uptown Summer 2016 and a Puerto Rican Hawaiian Luau


At the Sanctuary for Independent Media, Tuesdays are the first day of a work week of Uptown Summer’s environmental stewardship and neighborhood storytelling activities. Today in particular brought with it a special newness, as it was the first day of our Spanish in the Garden workshop, which will continue on Tuesdays through the rest of Uptown Summer.


Brainstorming and Building Our Stories: Day 3 of Uptown Summer 2016


Day 3 of Uptown Summer left us wondering what we can build with and in our communities, as a morning of working in the garden moved  into an afternoon of brainstorming in the Sanctuary.

 

Our morning began with the beeping sounds of a dump truck in reverse, set to provide us with a ton of gravel to add to the pathway that extends through the L-Lot. We spent our morning there, shoveling gravel into pathways, turning piles of dirt and stone into spaces for walking and moving forward into well-loved spaces. With shovels and wheelbarrows and rakes we turned weeds into walking spaces, fueled by water breaks and laughter.

A Summer of Stories: Day 1 of Uptown Summer 2016


 

Today was a story of beginning. Our 2016 Uptown Summer youth employees began their summer of Environmental Stewardship and Neighborhood Storytelling with an introduction to The Sanctuary for Independent Media and a tour of Collard City Growers. In doing so, we also shared the stories of ourselves. In our …

Farm to Preschool: Denison Farm and CSA bringing organic veggies to local families


Today, Wednesday, August 5, The Sanctuary staff met up with Justine of Denison Farms at The Stepping Stones Center in North Troy. Denison Farms is the supplier of the organic vegetables for sale in Farm to Preschool Program and CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). The Farm to preschool program provides affordable organic vegetables, …