Green sign sticking out of the soil that reads "National Wildlife Preservation Certified Wildlife Habitat" with flowers, small bushes and a birdbath around it

The sign says:

National Wildlife Federation

Certified Wildlife Habitat

This property is recognized for its commitment to sustainably provide essential elements of wildlife habitat: food, water, cover and places to raise young

Kudos to Ms. Alanna O’Donnell, Principal Barbara Tremblay and all of the students and staff that maintain the garden!

Chef George paid a visit to 35M @ Beacon last week to help the students prepare a delicious lunch of bean tacos with sauteed zucchini and salsa, and a bok choy salad with blueberry balsamic vinaigrette. Students prepped the zucchini, mixed and pressed the fajita dough from scratch, harvested the bok choy from Mr. Heath’s Tower Garden, and mixed it with salad greens and tomatoes. Yum!

Thank you, Katherine Marte at 77K, for these indoor garden photographs.

Although our celebration was virtual again this year, check out all of the exciting things that the BBG and NYBG partnership classes have been doing! We had a live celebration on June 10 where students shared about their gardening projects and recent trips to their botanical gardens.

student holding up a plant and a seed pack of marigolds with 3 rows of plants on the windowsill behind her

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!