Alanna from 721K shared this slideshow of her students composting with students from John Dewey high school.

Watch the slide show

Here is a quick look-see at what’s blooming at 811Q

Did you notice the dill going to seed?

District 75 schools and the New York Botanical Garden had a celebration in June 2021, where they shared their spring planting projects. The folks at PLG created a Wakelet page to showcase this work.

There are 58 different submissions!

Last June 2021, PS 811X partnered with the New York Restoration Project. What lovely photos!

Hope to see more from 811X this June!

Enjoy this presentation from 721K Green Team.

Thank you, Alanna O’Donnell.

Purple radish and arugula microgreens!

#You reap what you sow!

All plants lean towards the sun to get as much light as they can. Sunlight is like food to the plants, and they bend their heads towards its shiny rays. This is called “phototropism.”

Even microgreens lean towards the sun.

PLG point-person Rachel McCaulsky reports on the PLG projects at 396K:

Project Green Reach Grant:

Eight classes (in-person & remote) were selected to participate in the Fall and Spring sessions of the Project Green Reach Grant! Students worked with educators from the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens to explore plants.

Sustainability Project Grant:

P396K is the proud recipient of a Sustainability Project Grant! This grant allows us to purchase hydroponic gardens for our sites so that students can engage in year-round indoor gardening projects. 

Peace, Love & Planet Grant:

P396K is the proud recipient of a gardening grant from Peace, Love & Planet. Peace, Love & Planet supports student lead initiatives that address environmental concerns enabling young people to become part of the solution while contributing positively to our community. Our students both in-person and remote sprouted seeds and planted fruit and vegetables.

In the UK, the spicy lettuce we know as “arugula” is referred to as “rocket.” (I know. So much cooler than “arugula.”)

The mature plant, which we eat, is dark green.

Photo by Polina Tankilevitch on

Here are two containers of micro arugula. The sprouts are surprisingly yellow…

Feel like doing this yourself? Here is a slide show I made up that you can use.

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