Thanks Jeremy

Thanks, Jeremy Kottkamp!

Jeremy Kottkamp of 721X sent in these photographs. The students were participating in a Garden to Cafe event, peeling, slicing and preparing their vegetables.

According to Jeremy K,

“This is our remaining tomato harvest from the fall. They were picked green before the last frost and they are ripening inside our classroom.”




“Digging Deeper: Edible Schoolyard NYC Spring Training Course Application”

This is a tasty professional development opportunity, but you must fill out the application by December 20, 2014

Annmarie Ragucci, our speech teacher at 993Q, reports:

Our students picked two bags of veggies and herbs from the local library (where they have been working). They gave them to me and today we made a lesson out of it. We made a garden salad and put it on our speech delivery cart.

Students worked on initiating, maintaining, and terminating a conversation. They told teachers that the salad was a product of their gardening work all year.




Jackfruit (<em>Artocarpus heterophyllus</em>) in the Tropical Pavilion of the Steinhardt Conservatory. Photo by Rebecca Bullene.The Desert House of the Steinhardt Conservatory.Photo by Antonio M. Rosario.

The Brooklyn Botanic Garden has a great website for teachers called: “Project Green Reach.”

Their Google Site provides tons of resources including unit and lesson plans, student handouts, and much more. Almost all of the material are Word Docs, so they can be easily adapted for any student population or need.

Personally, I like the the Kitchen Botany section, which connects botany and cooking. (What else could it be?!?!) The lessons range from K-8 and there are plenty of resources for teachers to get a better handle of the content before they teach it.

Finally, there is a Resources and Grant section that has tons of links to other organizations and places to get grants for gardens in schools.

Be sure to check out–even if you’re not from BROOKLYN!!!!!

shopping Welcome back to another year of gardening, growing, dirt, worms (but not fried!), and all good things. Let us know what is doing by you this year and we will post your pix on the site.

In the meantime, perhaps you are interested in viewing a cooking demonstration in the White House with the leader of Let’s Move, courtesy of Discovery Education. Wednesday October 29, 2014.

Some of the produce from the garden. We did some cooking. Veggie pizzas with herbs, fresh salad, etc… They are learning to cook simple fresh meals.

Thanks Jeremy


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