For many years, I've kept a large blue Rubbermaid worm compost bin inside my house. Ewww, you say. Disgusting. Doesn't it smell? But hold on! My worm bin grows a special type of worms called red wigglers who produce A LOT of manure. Ewww, you say. Disgusting. But hold on! Did you know that worm manure, known as castings, is one of the world's richest fertilizers? Gardeners call it "black gold." When you scatter it in your garden, your plants and vegetables grow like crazy. And best of all, it doesn't smell. I am not kidding. Worm castings look like crumbly dirt. Click here to watch my video!
Chalk Talk: Closing the Experience Gap through Pictures and Poetry
Another story about the Silvermine Arts Center project at the Norwalk Housing Authority featured in Roz McCarthy’s ongoing “Chalk Talk” series for The Hour.Read the article.
Norwalk Housing Authority Students Publish Book with Silvermine Arts Center
The NHA runs an after-school enrichment program for middle school students that serves to promote character development and provide exposure to 'real-life' experiences. Recently, students learned how to work with cameras, and then participated in a field trip to the Stamford Nature Center, where they took photos of the farm animals they visited. Once they developed and chose the two photos they wanted to highlight, I worked with them to create poems about their photos. Their completed pieces became a book which is available at the local library.Read the article.
Meet the Author: Page McBrier
Behind the Book brings authors into NYC classrooms for smaller, more meaningful visits.
Here's a recent interview with me about my writing process that was published on their blog.