Environment

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…

Seeds to Grow

BY AMANDA MOSES The Spring Creek Recreational Fund’s (SCRF) Urban Garden Classroom (UGC) is blooming with an assortment of flowers! As the cool air gently ushers in the fall season,…

Preparing for Fall Garden Lessons

By Amanda Moses The Spring Creek Recreational Fund’s (SCRF) Urban Garden Classroom (UGC) has been flourishing throughout the summer months. Garden Educator, Jacqui Roytman has decided to give the garden…

Perfect Pollinator Flowers

BY AMANDA MOSES Garden Educator, Jacqui Roytman has brought beauty and color back into the Spring Creek Recreational Fund’s (SCRF) Urban Garden Classroom (UGC). After removing harmful weeds and reviving…

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)…