PS 372 Garden Committee

Mark’s Basil Pesto Recipe

Talk about sweet basil! If you attended the potluck for new families last weekend, you may have had the pleasure of sampling the pesto made from the basil grown by ps372 students. The actual pesto sauce was prepared by Mark Hutchins, dad to Vega and Rocket, using this recipe. Ingredients 2 Cups Fresh Basil Leaves…

Eggplant Salsa Recipe

Soon-to-be 3rd grader Aiden Moyer and his mom, Sarah Adams, picked the garden’s first eggplant, made a salsa and served it to Aiden’s summer camp class. The kids loved it. Dig in! Aiden & Sarah’s Eggplant Salsa Ingredients 1 medium/ small eggplant 3-4 tomatoes 1/4 medium onion 4 cloves of garlic a handful of cilantro…

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…