The start of a new season is upon us – there is potential all around! We’re psyched to welcome a new crop of educators up to the roof to teach alongside some of our perennial farm educators. Lots of peas and radish seeds to plant, red wiggler worms to dig up and fresh chicken eggs to collect. Welcome back Spring!
Plants, Pollinators and People
Thanks to a grant from the Kettering Family Foundation, we are excited to begin offering new programming at the Naval Cemetery Landscape Site in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. In partnership with Brooklyn Greenway Initiative, “Urban Ecology: Plants, Pollinators and People” is a new, free program promoting environmental stewardship for 12 public school classes this spring. Over the course of 2 workshops, students will explore this local green space in their community and the ecosystems it supports. Hands-on explorations will engage students in activities all about native plants and improving pollinator health in NYC.
Registration Open for CG Summer Camps!
Spread the word! City Growersâ€™ Summer in the Soil Urban Agriculture Camps will be offered at 4 sites this summer! Youth will spend their summer greening & growing their community, cooking up recipes with fresh veggies, crafting green arts, exploring urban farms around the city and examining where their food comes from and why it matters. Summer in the Soil will be held at the following 4 sites:
Support us with your time, energy, and company! We’ll be hosting bi-weekly volunteer events, Tuesday evenings at our office in Brooklyn from 6:30-8:30pm beginning in May. To learn more and receive updates on upcoming Tuesday Night Volunteer Gatherings, sign up here.