Sunday Routine: Marcel Van Ooyen - Helping Flowers, Herbs and Sons Grow

(The New York Times) Marcel Van Ooyen is the executive director of GrowNYC, a nonprofit group that operates more than 50 greenmarkets and builds community and school gardens around the city. Previously legislative director for the City Council under former Speaker Gifford Miller, Mr. Van Ooyen, 49, lives in a brownstone in Park Slope, Brooklyn, with his wife, Cheryl, 48, an executive creative director at an advertising agency, McGarryBowen, and their two sons, Jack, 11, and Jude, 7. They have a rescue dog, Bubba. They think he is an Italian mastiff.