Environment

Autumn Splendor: Learning About the Leaves from the UGC

BY AMANDA MOSES In celebration of the fall season, Garden Educator Jacqui Roytman has been working with students to create stained glass collages using leaves from the Spring Creek Recreational…

Stained Glass Fall Leaves: An Arts and Crafts Garden Project

BY AMANDA MOSES The beauty of the fall season is sometimes hard to enjoy when the brisk winds are billowing in your face and the frosty temperatures force you to…

Garden Scary Scarecrows and Fall Herbs

BY AMANDA MOSES Bright orange leaves, a crisp breeze billowing throughout Spring Creek Towers’, and the occasional rain showers are a few of the signs of autumn. While the leaves…

Middle School Students’ Autumn Observations

BY AMANDA MOSES Gateway Intermediate School (IS) 364 students were happy to be back at the Spring Creek Recreational Fund’s (SCRF) Urban Garden Classroom (UGC) this school year. Many of…

Autumn at the Spring Creek Recreational Fund’s Urban Garden Classroom

BY AMANDA MOSES The start of the fall season officially began on September 23rd, but the autumn leaves have yet to fully change color because of the temperature. The season…

Recycling Gardening Lessons for the Fall

BY AMANDA MOSES The Spring Creek Recreational Fund’s (SCRF) Urban Garden Classroom (UGC) will be hosting a wide array of recycling and sustainability lessons for students this fall semester. Garden…

Unearthing Insects at the SCRF UGC

BY AMANDA MOSES The Spring Creek Recreational Fund’s (SCRF) Urban Garden Classroom (UGC) has flourished over the summer. August’s harvest has yielded bright red heirloom tomatoes, white eggplants, emerald green…

Preparing for Back to School Gardening

BY AMANDA MOSES The Spring Creek Recreational Fund’s (SCRF) Urban Garden Classroom (UGC) has seen the last of the summer campers, and with the help of members of the Spring…

Summer Harvest Tasting

BY AMANDA MOSES The last days of summer bliss are coming to a close for students as parents clamor for back-to-school supplies. This week marks the final session at the…

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…