Environment

Sneak Preview of the Garden Play

By Amanda Moses Throughout the school year, Garden Educator Jacqui Roytman has been working with students in Ms. Jessica Wortman’s 4th and 5th grade science classes. Together they’ve learned to…

Summer Flowers at PS 346

By Amanda Moses Memorial Day usually kicks off the unofficial start to summer, and that means hot sunny days ahead and the end of another school year is approaching. In…

Sub-irrigated Planters for Mother’s Day

By Amanda Moses In honor of Mother’s Day, Garden Educator Jacqui Roytman taught her students in Ms. Jessica Wortman’s fourth and fifth grade science classes how to create sub-irrigated planters…

Students Celebrate Earth Day Learning About Panamanian Agriculture

By Amanda Moses Earth Day was celebrated on April 22nd, and to commemorate the occasion, Garden Educator, Jacqui Roytman introduced students in PS 346 to Lucy Spence, an agricultural and…

Students Pitch in For Earth Day

By Amanda Moses On April 20th, middle school students in Gateway Intermediate School (IS) 364 acknowledged Earth Day by lending a helping hand to clean up litter in the Canarsie/East…

Vegetables and Homemade Pasta-Voila!

By: Pamela Stern Garden Educator, Jacqui Roytman has teamed up with Sensei Parnel Legros to teach the Starrett Judo Club’s judokas about nutritional content in the foods that they eat…

Garden Basics

By Amanda Moses Garden Educator, Jacqui Roytman continues to cook up fun lessons with students in the Starrett Judo Club online and their parents! Every Monday from 5 pm to…

PS 346 DIY Hydroponic Planter

By Amanda Moses Since the start of the pandemic, Garden Educator Jacqui Roytman has been hosting virtual lessons for students in the Spring Creek After School Program, Teen Central, and…

DIY Herb Garden in a Carton

By Amanda Moses Every Tuesday Garden Educator Jacqui Roytman hosts a garden-based, nutritional session with students in the Starrett Judo Club online. From 4 pm to 5 pm, Roytman joins…

Cooking Cold Noodles

By Amanda Moses Garden Educator, Jacqui Roytman is cooking up fun with students in the Starrett Judo Club online and their parents! Every Tuesday from 4 pm to 5 pm,…

Building Your Own Hydroponic Unit

By Amanda Moses As the weather becomes colder, the soil turns coarse, plants wither away, and the leaves slowly fall off the trees. While for some this is a sure…

What is a Root?

By Amanda Moses The Spring Creek Recreational Fund’s (SCRF) Urban Garden Classroom (UGC) is filled with lush grass, beautiful pear trees, rose bushes, and an assortment of flowers and herbs. …

Creating Pollinated Flower Replicas

By Amanda Moses Gardening is a multifaceted subject. In order to showcase this, Garden Educator, Jacqui Roytman is teaching Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) based lessons to the…

The Reason for Flowers

BY AMANDA MOSES This week, the Spring Creek After School Program officially began virtual classes with their students. One of the segments the children will be learning about is “Seeds…

The Daffodil Bulb

By Amanda Moses Every year during the month of October, Garden Educator, Jacqui Roytman works with her students to participate in the annual Daffodil Project at the Spring Creek Recreational…