Environment

Reviving Garden Bed Soil

By Amanda Moses The Spring Creek Recreational Fund’s (SCRF) Urban Garden Classroom (UGC) is almost completely cleared of the weeds that accumulated over the past four months since the pandemic…

Dealing with Summer Weeds

BY AMANDA MOSES Since March, the Spring Creek Recreational Fund’s (SCRF) Urban Garden Classroom (UGC) has been closed due to the pandemic. During that time, Garden Educator, Jacqui Roytman offered…

SCRF UGC Celebrates End of the Year

By Amanda Moses On June 24th, Spring Creek Towers’ (SCT) Youth Programs culminated the school year with their annual End of Year Performance. However, this year, the extravaganza ended virtually,…

Creating Crystals with Sugar

The best part of participating in Garden Educator, Jacqui Roytman’s class is being able to combine food with art, and sometimes creating a tasty treat along the way. In Roytman’s…

Learning About the Color Spectrum

By Amanda Moses  “Behind every dark cloud is a rainbow.” A rainbow is the reflection, dispersion, and refraction of light through water droplets, forming a spectrum of colors. The hues…

Science is Real: A Virtual Garden Program

BY AMANDA MOSES The sun is shining, and the warmer days are filled with the sweet smell of blossoming flowers. These are sure signs that summer is just around the…

Cinco de Mayo Gardening with Avocado Seeds

BY AMANDA MOSES Garden Educator, Jacqui Royt-man, kicked off last weeks’ virtual garden lesson with a signature Cinco de Mayo staple, avocado. This green fruit (often misidentified as a vegetable)…

EARTH DAY 2020 Stay Home! The Earth Will Thank You

BY AMANDA MOSES April 22nd is Earth Day, and this year’s theme is climate action, which focuses on understanding our environment and how we can make our world more habitable….

Earth Day Facts

Date When Celebrated : Always on April 22. U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson, the “Father of Earth Day”, initiated and promoted  environmental actions and activities beginning in 1962. He convinced then President John…

Spring Creek Recreational Fund’s Virtual Urban Garden Classroom

By Amanda Moses Although schools have been closed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), students of Spring Creek Towers are still able to participate in classes through virtual learning with Spring…

Wildflower Seed Balls

BY AMANDA MOSES March 19th marks the first day of spring, ushering in warmer days and greener pastures. In preparation for the budding season, Garden Educator, Jacqui Roytman has been…

Students Learn How the Soil is Connected to the Atmosphere

BY AMANDA MOSES There is a well-known expression, “As Above, so below,” which is mostly associated with secular texts as the ideology that what we do as an individual effects…

Students Learn about Vermiculture

BY AMANDA MOSES Although we are still feeling the bitter chill of winter this month by late March spring will finally be upon us. In preparation for the spring season,…

Experimenting with Capillary Action

BY AMANDA MOSES The Spring Creek Recreational Fund’s (SCRF) Urban Garden Classroom (UGC) is the perfect place to see science in action. However, since we are still in the winter…

The Building Blocks to Creating a Mural

BY AMANDA MOSES The weather has been a roller-coaster ride of warm to cold days, so while we adjust to the changes in climate, Garden Educator, Jacqui Roytman has developed…