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  • Family Days in the Garden

    Bring your family to the garden on the following days ready to work, have some fun and hopefully harvest and bring home some herbs, flowers or veggies to enjoy.  Any changes due to the weather will be posted here.  Bring your own snacks/drinks and bug spray or sun screen as needed.  RSVP to MElliotSheri@schools.nyc.gov if you are pretty sure you can attend - this will help me prepare for activities, but you are also welcome to just stop by.  Each day will have a theme & goals.  

    Friday July 21 (rescheduled from July 7th)  10am-12pm  Bug Out - Worms and Compost & identifying garden pests and beneficial insects.

    Thursday August 3 - 10am-1pm  Planting seeds for fall harvest.  How and when to plant seeds & seedlings. 

    Wednesday August 30 -  9am-12pm Fall Cleaning - spruce up our garden and tree beds to get ready for a new school year.   

    Nature's Classroom @ PS 102
  • Spring is Here...

    Almost!  Join us at our next two Friday meetings (3/24 and 3/31) as we clean up and prepare for spring planting and activities.   Please bring your ideas and wishes of what you would like to see and do in the garden this spring.  Upcoming meetings: Friday 3/17, 3/24 , 3/31, 4/7 and 4/28.  Plus 4/20 (Thursday).  We are planning for Tuesday family gardening workshops this spring possible topics to include 1) street tree care  2) nature art and 3) making terrariums.   Please let us know what you would like to see or if you would like to lead a workshop! 

     

    Nature's Classroom @ PS 102
  • Winter Solstice, Winter Meetings

    Thank you to all who donated cookies and time to host 16 classes for our annual Winter Solstice Celebration on December 21st. The weather was great and we had a lot of fun.  While the garden is officially asleep for the winter - we do meet to clean up, water the plants in the greenhouse and plan for the spring. We also prepare for the annual Valentine's Sale on Friday February 10th.  Our winter meeting dates are:  Fridays Jan. 13, Jan. 27,  Prep for sale Feb. 3, SALE: Friday Feb. 10, Wed. Mar 1 & March 8 then returning to Fridays March 17, 24, 31....

    Nature's Classroom @ PS 102
  • Mark your Calendar...

    Upcoming meetings will take place on Fridays at 9am October 7, 21 and 28, November 4, (then Thursday November 17) and back to Fridays December 2 & 16. Our PTA hosts Halloween Hoopla! a spooky fun garden visit on October 31st for grades K, 1 and 2 which will include picking out a pumpkin and a class photo.  December 21st we will hold our annual Winter Solstice cocoa and cookie party.   In between we will host classes out to tour and work in the garden, plant bulbs and care for our tree beds. 

     

     

    Nature's Classroom @ PS 102
  • Summer Family Garden days announced!

    Join Margaret Sheri in the garden from 9am - 12pm on Tuesday, July 19th, Thursday, August 11th or Wednesday August 31st to clean up, weed, water, pick veggies to take home, herbs to dry and to plant for a fall harvest. 

    Nature's Classroom @ PS 102
Read more about Nature's Classroom here:
Garden Info.doc 
Questions? : Contact Margaret Sheri at
MElliotSheri@schools.nyc.gov