Environment

Jamaica Bay Festival on City of Water Day

BY AMANDA MOSES As New Yorkers living in a bustling urban environment, we are not often afforded the opportunity to bask in nature or even have full access to the…

The Benefits of Senior Gardening

BY AMANDA MOSES Every week, members of the Spring Creek Senior Partners’ (SCSP) Gardening Club don their sunhats and gardening gloves for a day of stress free activities at the…

Summer Camp Gardening

BY AMANDA MOSES This summer, the Spring Creek Recreational Fund’s (SCRF) Urban Garden Classroom (UGC) has been blossoming with ripe tomato fruits, bulging zucchini vegetables, and multicolored flowers. Members of…

Girl Scouts Earn Their Gardening Badges

BY AMANDA MOSES The Starrett City Girl Scouts (SCGS) have budding green thumbs, and they’ve got the badges to prove it! These young girls have worked with Garden Educator, Jacqui…

Preparing for a Sweet Spring Harvest

BY AMANDA MOSES The first harvest of the season is slowly approaching the Spring Creek Recreational Fund’s (SCRF) Urban Garden Classroom (UGC). Garden Educator Jacqui Roytman has been working with…

All the Right Ingredients for a Pizza Garden

BY AMANDA MOSES The Spring Creek Recreational Fund’s (SCRF) Urban Garden Classroom (UGC) is sprouting with life this spring. Tiny seedlings can be seen within the garden beds surrounded by…

Spring has Sprung at the SCRF UGC

BY AMANDA MOSES Spring has finally sprung! The cold dreary weather has now been replaced by rainclouds and warmer days. It is now the season of flowers and sowing seeds…

Intergenerational Gardening

BY AMANDA MOSES Over the course of the winter and early spring months, Garden Edu-cator Jacqui Roytman hosted indoor gardening lessons for students and members of the Spring Creek Senior…

IS 364 Students Build Hydroponic Units

BY AMANDA MOSES Spring is finally here, and with the ensuing beautiful weather and blossoming flowers begins outdoor lessons in the Spring Creek Recreational Fund’s (SCRF) Urban Garden Classroom (UGC)….

IS 364 Students Learn About Simple Machines

BY AMANDA MOSES In March, IS 364 students in Laura Saccomanno’s sixth grade science class studied simple ma-chines. The children discussed devices such as: a wheel and axle, pulley, blinds,…

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…