Environment

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 The cold dreary weather has now been replaced by rainclouds and warmer days.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…

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)….