PS 372 Garden Committee

Scene from a Warm Weather Garden Committee Meeting (Denton Pl + 1st St corner)

Meet the Gardeners!All are welcome at the meeting Friday morning meetings! We are a fun-lovin’, veggie growin’ google-group based committee made up of teachers, parents and assistant principal Cathy Sarno; non-members are very welcome to join the discussion. Once you have joined the google group, you can see all the discussion threads and meeting notes.…

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…