Environment

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…

Campers Learn About Okra

BY AMANDA MOSES The Spring Creek Recreational Fund’s (SCRF) Urban Garden Classroom was once again filled with vibrant children from Camp Oasis TWU. Garden Educator, Jacqui Roytman decided to focus…

Seniors and Campers’ Summer Harvest

BY AMANDA MOSES The Spring Creek Recreational Fund’s (SCRF) Urban Garden Classroom (UGC) is blossoming with fresh produce. Everything is ripe for the picking, including for the first time this…

Campers Explore the SCRF UGC

BY AMANDA MOSES The Spring Creek Recreational Fund’s (SCRF) Urban Garden Classroom is once again filled with the laughter of children as Oasis Day Campers explore the garden. Twice a…

Heat Wave Precautions for Gardeners and Plants

BY AMANDA MOSES The summer heat wave has already scorched New Yorkers this month, leaving us all feeling fa-tigued and drained. Just like us, plants also experience heat stress.  Garden…

Last Day of Garden Classes

BY AMANDA MOSES School is now out for the summer, and the students are excited to leave their school books behind and enjoy some time in the sun. For the…

Seniors Dine At Farm to Table Restaurant

BY AMANDA MOSES On May 30th, members of Spring Creek Seniors Partners (SCSP) joined Garden Educator, Jacqui Roytman, for a culinary treat at Bay Ridge’s delectable farm-to-table restaurant, Beets and…

Spring Gardening With Seniors

BY AMANDA MOSES The sun is shining, the flowers are blooming, and the gates of the Spring Creek Recreational Fund’s (SCRF) Urban Garden Classroom (UGC) are open for students and…

Starrett Early Learning Center’s Budding Green Thumb

BY AMANDA MOSES The students at Starett Early Learning Center (ELC) are learning all about plants this spring. Their teachers have been reading plenty of books on the things that…