April & May: Time to Plant & Reflect

During the last five weeks, the kids have been planting and seeing their seeds grow. We are growing carrots, beets, two different kinds of lettuces, cucumbers, Habanero peppers —these are part a seed exchange program with the Global Partner Junior group in Mexico City, bok choy, onions, eggplants, chives, strawberries, chocolate mint, parsley, lemon thyme,…

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Foraging in Crown Heights

The children went foraging to the park and learned about the African Blue Basil, a plant is right to eat raw, and a great addition in salads and cooked lentils. Nettles, a plant to make delicious pesto! And finally Dandelions, the entire plant is edible and very nutritious, but this time we only tried the…

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The Garden’s Map

This week we planned how we are going to start building our garden. The first step was to document the sunlight hours in the area where we want to grow. I took pictures of the garden from 9 am to 5 pm, every hour, to see where the sunsets. A garden needs at least eight…

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