Environment

Creating Sub-Irrigated Planters

BY AMANDA MOSES One of the many lessons Garden Educator, Jacqui Roytman instills in her students is the importance of recycling. She has told her classes that when we re-use…

FDA VIII Students Learn About Different Soil Mediums

BY AMANDA MOSES Students at Frederick Douglass Academy (FDA) VIII are learning all about the various methods used to grow plants. Garden Educator Jacqui Roytman started her winter program introducing…

Middle Schoolers are Preparing for Spring

BY AMANDA MOSES The capricious weather conditions have many New Yorkers feeling like they are on a rollercoaster, diving between winter and spring. These beautiful, sunny days give off the…

Basics of Gardening with Middle School

BY AMANDA MOSES On Friday, students at Gateway Intermediate School (IS) 364 were excited to begin their winter lessons with Garden Educator, Jacqui Roytman. Their first lesson focused on familiarizing…

An Introduction to Aquaponics

BY AMANDA MOSES While the bitter cold may deter some from leaving their homes, members of Spring Creek Senior Partners’ (SCSP) Gardening Club were adamant about attending lessons with Garden…

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn for Lee Shelley

BY AMANDA MOSES When someone passes away, we often reminisce on their life and what they lived for. Well, at the foot of the Penn Park Pennsylvania Avenue location, which…

Learning to Grow Wheatgrass

BY AMANDA MOSES Spring Creek Senior Partners’ (SCSP) Gardening Club always focuses on learning about healthy eating by planting fresh herbs, vegetables, and other plants. During their last session, the…

Seniors Learn About Hydroponics

BY AMANDA MOSES The bitter cold, and the recent nor’easter snowstorm, drew the Spring Creek Senior Partners’ (SCSP) Gardening Club indoors for their meeting with Garden Educator, Jacqui Roytman. The…

Spring Creek Afterschool Program’s Green Thumb

BY AMANDA MOSES Every week, students in the Spring Creek Afterschool Program expand their knowledge of environmental science, agriculture, and sustainability through various activities with Garden Educator, Jacqui Roytman at…

A Scarecrow Jubilee at SCRF’s UGC

BY AMANDA MOSES Squirrels, birds, and other little animals are wondrous creatures to observe in nature, but at the Spring Creek Recreational Fund’s (SCRF) Urban Garden Classroom (UGC) they can…

Spring Creek Senior Partners Fall Gardening Club

BY AMANDA MOSES Although the weather may not feel like autumn, Garden Educator Jacqui Roytman is preparing fall crops for the Spring Creek Recreational Fund’s (SCRF) Urban Garden Classroom (UGC)….

October’s Daffodil Project

BY AMANDA MOSES Throughout October, students at PS 346 are participating in the annual Daffodil Project at Spring Creek Recreational Fund’s (SCRF) Urban Garden Classroom (UGC). This initiative was created…

Students are Back at the SCRF UGC

BY AMANDA MOSES The dense humidity and continuous rainstorms may not be comfortable weather conditions for New Yorkers, but the plants at Spring Creek Recreational Fund’s (SCRF) Urban Garden Classroom (UGC)…

The Renaming of Penn and Fountain Parks

BY AMANDA MOSES On Wednesday, September 5th, Governor Andrew Cuomo officially signed a decree renaming Penn and Fountain Parks after Brooklynite and trailblazer, Shirley Chisholm (who was both the first…

SCRF Receives Grant for Compost Bin

BY AMANDA MOSES In June, the Spring Creek Recreational Fund’s (SCRF) Urban Garden Classroom (UGC) was awarded a mini-grant for a com-post bin from Grow to Learn, which is a…