We have a teacher consensus on a basic design, a sketch of a plan, and a preliminary plant list by Brooklyn Bridge Park horticulturist Rebecca McMackin! The work has begun to convert the grassy area by Poplar Street into an outdoor classroom space and garden with native plantings.
Thanks to Doug Biviano for lending his truck and strength to the project of loading, transporting, and unloading 100+ bags of soil and compost on the last day of school. Garden Committee and other, much appreciated! volunteers covered our yard with newspaper and then with the new soil to kill the existing grass and prepare the area for new planting in the late summer/early fall.
We appreci8 Ansley Samson for her leadership, commitment and enthusiasm on her efforts with our Garden, Wellness and Sustainability Committee (in addition to everything else she does!). From the planters in the school yard, to the window boxes garnishing our school’s entrance, to our expanding composting program; she has worked diligently to strengthen our lower school’s science and nutrition curriculum while creating fun and educational enrichment activities for our students. We can’t wait to see what more this new front yard will have to offer our community!