Environment

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…

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)….