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  • Halloween Hoopla!

    Our PTA takes over the garden on October 31st to host the Halloween Hoolpa! Children in grades K-2 will come out with their teacher for a walk through our spooky garden and will have a class picture and pick a small pumpkin.  Parents are welcome to come to help out any part of the day in costume or not. If you can help decorate - please contact our PTA directly ps102.pta.info@gmail.com.

    Nature's Classroom @ PS 102
  • How do I get involved in our school garden?

    Easy answer - just come to one of our Friday meetings 9am - 10:3am - listed on the school calendar.  If you can't make these meetings, call, write or stop by and see Ms. Sheri 718-748-7404 x 2323 MElliotSheri@schools.nyc.gov.  Share your ideas.  Our activities change year to year based on parent involvement, staff involvement and this year - construction - but our main goal is to maintain and improve our beautiful space and increase our student use of this outdoor classroom.   Garden group members are also interested and can work on projects involving  cooking, nutrition, science and nature education, poetry, art and more!

    Nature's Classroom @ PS 102
  • Katy's Krops - application deadeline 12/31/17

    Do you know  a child 9-16 who is interested in gardening, food justice and helping to end hunger?  This program looks great and I would love to support a child's efforts to apply for this program. Parent support is a must.  Call me if you are interested or plan to apply personally.

    http://katieskrops.com/start-a-garden.html

     

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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. 

    CANCELLED DUE TO CONSTRUCTION PROJECT: 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
Read more about Nature's Classroom here:
Garden Info.doc 
Questions? : Contact Margaret Sheri at
MElliotSheri@schools.nyc.gov