PS 372 Garden Committee

Weekend Gardeners Needed In July + August

Local families are needed to volunteer in the garden on weekends in July and August. We especially need people in the PS 372 community to help check on the plants, the caterpillars, the timed irrigation system (and harvest the goods!) during the last two weeks in August.  Interested, but haven’t watered yet?  Come to a…

Caterpillar Sighting!

  This guy was spotted Friday, June 13th, chowing down on our dill.  Dill is a host plant for black swallowtail butterflies.  With any luck, this caterpillar will one day turn into a black swallowtail. You may remember that we got butterfly-friendly plants from Butterfly Project NYC in May.  Look for black swallowtails feeding off…

Garden Meeting Tomorrow 6.12

Thursday, June 12, 8:30am-9:15am in the GARDEN This will be one of the last meeting of the school year*.  Stop by to help us stake the tomato plants and find out: -How to access PS 372 garden over the summer -Plans for the raised beds in the summer and fall -How you can help the…

Meet The Three Sisters!

Today the 3rd graders planted corn, the first element of a Three Sisters Garden. Next, the kids–with the help of Ms. Chandra (pictured) and Ms. Sarah–will plant beans and squash before the end of the school year.   With any luck, as 4th graders, they’ll harvest the corn, beans and squash while they study other aspects of…

Will You Help Water the Vegetable Garden?

Thirsty Vegetable Plants Need You!    Please volunteer to water the vegetable garden one morning soon. Adults can do it in the morning after drop-off . Find instructions and more info on the watering sign-up sheet. Get involved in all aspects of the garden, including fundraising, planning, water catchment and more, by joining the google group, groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/372garden, reading…

Look! Can you see the lettuce sprouts?

  If you look closely you can see sprouts from the lettuce seeds that 1-3 and 1-1 broadcasted on Friday during science class.  Pretty cool! Come to the garden meeting Friday morning to learn more and get involved in what the kids are growing. You can even sign up to water in the morning on…

Garden Committee Meets Fri 8:30am

The spring gardening season is in full swing– and we’ve to catch up! Join us in the cafeteria this Friday morning to discuss, plan and figure it all out. How to sign up for the watering schedule What the early childhood science teachers are doing and how parents can help Where the butterfly plants got planted…

Butterflies Are Coming!

The Butterfly Project NYC held a giveaway Saturday, and I scored these butterfly plants for 372’s garden! Native plants that give butterflies the nectar and/or hosts that they need are considered butterfly-friendly plants. Besides being extraordinary to observe, these insects are beneficial pollinators; gardeners want and need to attract them. I purchased the group’s Pollinator Curriculum Guide, which should…

Plant Sale Moved to Friday!

Due to the rainy forecast, we will hold the Family Day plant sale on Friday instead of Thursday. You can shop for plants this Friday, May 9th, after drop off and during dismissal, at the main entrance. Thanks for supporting PS 372’s Garden! Learn more about the garden here. The best way to get informed…

Plants Sprout in the Classroom

Students See Their Seedlings Grow

 

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Talk about watching grass grow! Ms. Janet’s preK-2 students have got their sprouts started. Take a look at the seedlings they’ve started indoors, including carrots, sunflowers and grass. These will be transplanted to the 372 Garden outside within a couple of weeks.

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Meanwhile, Ms. Kathy’s early science education students have been prepping the garden for planting outdoors. Learn about how to get involved with the garden, as well as the role the garden will play in your child’s studies here.  Don’t miss the plant sale planned for before and after school on Thursday May 8th. You’ll be able to buy and take home small flowering plants at the same time you support the school’s educational gardening program. Proceeds will go the 372 Garden.