July – The Fruit of our Urban Patch labor

The fruits from our Urban Patch, Grown from sweat, grit, and seeds from scratch, With only three days of summer rain, The water bill caused our bank account some minor strain, We battled bugs, spiders, and beetles that I’ve never seen, And also learned that I can survive angry wasp and bee stings, But in the […]

June UP Idea – Urban Patch Barrier

Like most gardens, Urban Patches require water, sun, time, and protection. Rabbits, birds, and other animals can quickly destroy your labor of love. Two common solutions are a barrier (fence, netting, etc.) and Wolf/Coyote Pee. Since I’m not certain how the latter is collected, I built a barrier out of 2-inch and ½-inch PVC pipe […]

Urban Patch Jeopardy


May Idea: Programmable/Rechargeable Scrolling LED Screen ($10)

Programmable/Rechargeable Scrolling LED Screen Application Programmable sign to update announcements, sales targets, news, etc., on a wall at work, church, school, etc. Instructions 1. Go to Amazon.com and buy a $10 LED Nametag (Link to buy the LED Nametag that I use). 2. Connect it to your computer, install the software, type in your message, […]


THE CITY OF NEW YORK OFFICE OF THE MAYOR NEW YORK, NY 10007 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 13, 2016 CONTACT: pressoffice@cityhall.nyc.gov, (212) 788-2958 MAYOR DE BLASIO ANNOUNCES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE PUBLIC DESIGN COMMISSION NEW YORK––Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced Justin Moore as Executive Director of the Public Design Commission. Justin Moore has […]

April UP Idea – Free Twist Tie Action Figures

Make free action figures from twist ties! 1. Get 10-20 twist ties from your local grocery store’s produce department or from a box of plastic trash bags. 2. Twist two twist ties into an “X” 3. Fold a third twist tie in half and twist it off to make a head and neck. 4. Add […]

We Started Here

post from ioby.org We Started Here is ioby’s multimedia storytelling series exploring the work of neighborhood leaders across the country. Video and photography by Dan Lane and Erin Moore of GoodEye Video. Written by Tobin Hack. When Justin Moore thinks of his grandfather, he sees him hard at work on a “project,” pouring and forming concrete in […]

March UP Idea – Kitty Litter Catcher

Do you have a pet cat?  We do, his name is Othello, and he is 13 years old.  He is a very messy cat who always tracks kitty litter on the floor outside of his litter box – like two to three times per day.  So I usually spend a few minutes each day/week sweeping […]

February UP Idea – The Zoe Handle

One evening a year ago, I picked up my daughter Zoe from daycare, and noticed that all of her friends had the same problem that she had – getting into the back seat of their parent’s car, truck, or SUV.  There is nothing for our little ones to hold onto when they are getting into […]

Justin Moore in Belize – February 2016

US Team of Urban Planners in Belize to Tackle Yarborough