Our Virtual Seed Bank is ready to launch! Here’s how it works:
The Virtual Seed Bank (VSB) is an online 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.
Big things are happening at 133K, where our 369K students are involved in the construction of brand new beds for the spring. The former container garden is getting a hefty makeover. We can’t wait to see it in bloom.
Check out these photos from a late season harvest at 373K in Bushwick, Brooklyn last week! They are still growing eggplant, kale, callaloo, chard, peppers, brussel sprouts, tomatoes, and more. Amazing!
During the workshop, I spied some ground rainbows. Good work, sprinkler!
Preparing for the winter: composting, final harvest and winter cover crops at the 811X outdoor garden. Also, the 811X Farmers Market is up and running every Thursday. Stop by and pick up some winter vegetables and herbs!
Here is a nice article about Growing School Gardens in Winter. There are plenty of good ideas.
FYI: A hubbard is a type of winter squash.
Sneak peak.. Check out the new hydroponics and aquaponics lab and classroom at 811X!
Have you tried Leaf Snap app? Take a photo of a leaf, match it against the online database, and identify the tree.