PS 372 Garden Committee

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.

 

Have You Seen the New Raised Garden Beds?

Tuesday 4.29, 8:30 AM: Next Garden Committee Meet UpOn the agenda: prep/planning for Family Day Plant Sale on Thursday May 8th; how we can support seedling plans and the preK + early childhood science curriculum that Janet and Kathy are working on; how we can support Sarah Collins’ plans for the upper grade’s science lessons; milkweed for…

Pre-Build Day Meeting: Wed 8:30am

At 8 a.m. Saturday, a truck full of customized, pre-fabricated raised garden beds will roll up to Denton Place.  We better be ready! Pre-Build Day Prep Meeting: Wed 8:30 a.m. (3.26) in the cafeteria We’ll discuss final details about plans to collect tools, soil and compost, and then unload and assemble the heavy beds, prep…

Garden Update: Welcome Spring!

Thursday, March 20th, is the first day of Spring! Let’s get this garden ready! Construction Update: The raised bed materials that were ordered last week arrived on schedule; fabrication begins next week. Customized to maximize grow space at the sunny corner of 1st and Denton, the bed design includes a small seating and teaching area.The…

The Race (To Build Garden Beds) Is On!

After the garden committee scouted out the soon-to-be garden space on the corner of Denton and 1st streets on Friday 2.28, designs were drafted, materials were sourced, and less than a week later, Sean from Cub-Craft placed an order for materials he’ll use to pre-fab custom beds. They should be ready just before March 29th, when…