Environment

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…

STEM Marshmallow Challenge

BY AMANDA MOSES Gardening is more than just planting; it’s a life science that involves the creation of a sustainable environment with continuous observation, measurements, and other scientific tools. Garden…

Understanding Tools for Scientific Measurement

BY AMANDA MOSES Over the course of the fall and winter, Garden Educator Jacqui Roytman has been conducting various scientific observations and experiments with students in Gateway Intermediate School (IS)…

Autumn Splendor: Learning About the Leaves from the UGC

BY AMANDA MOSES In celebration of the fall season, Garden Educator Jacqui Roytman has been working with students to create stained glass collages using leaves from the Spring Creek Recreational…

Stained Glass Fall Leaves: An Arts and Crafts Garden Project

BY AMANDA MOSES The beauty of the fall season is sometimes hard to enjoy when the brisk winds are billowing in your face and the frosty temperatures force you to…

Garden Scary Scarecrows and Fall Herbs

BY AMANDA MOSES Bright orange leaves, a crisp breeze billowing throughout Spring Creek Towers’, and the occasional rain showers are a few of the signs of autumn. While the leaves…

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…