Check out the amazing Stephen Ritz in this NPR segment called How a Great Teacher Cultivates Veggies (And Kids) in the Bronx. Go Steve!!
Last week, PLG visited NYC’s first Net Zero School, PS 62, The Kathleen Grimm School for Leadership and Sustainability at Sandy Ground. It was awesome! We saw bikes that generate power for the building, nearly 2,000 solar panels, and green technology used in lighting and classrooms that we have never seen before . The building even uses geothermal wells for heat and AC. In case you are wondering, “net zero” means that the school will produce as much energy as it uses. Big thanks to Principal Lisa Sarnicola for showing us around.
Plant, Learn, Grow is pleased to announce the launch of the Virtual Seed Bank (VSB), which can be accessed from our website’s menu. Here’s how it works:
The VSB is a catalogue that tells you which seeds are available from other D75 schools. At the moment, we are cataloguing fruits, vegetables, herbs, and companion plants.
If your school has seeds to share, please email telling us which seeds you have and any relevant information about the plant. If possible, also include an image of the plant and/or seeds.
Teachers will be able to visit the VSB and contact teachers directly with requests for seeds.
Thanks Lori Heffez!