How to teach compost to children ?

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Back to school…garden! This fall with my school garden project, our focus will be compost. We are going to start with one classroom (pre-K) in Fall. WHAT IS COMPOST? Compost is basically how nature create humus on the forest floors: leaves fall from the trees and get mixed together with soil,dead plants and    animals and […]

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My School Garden Story

Before construction of garden
 March 26 2014

      CREATION OF OUR SCHOOL GARDEN This school has been a fantastic year for our school: we created a school garden. Located in Bedford Stuyvesant where healthy food is not easily accessible to the families of the school,we have created a powerful learning tool. Our school is PS/IS 262 EL Hajj Malik Shabazz […]

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How to do a mini greenhouse with no budget?

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I would like to thank Tamara of Tlala  for her wonderful post on how to start seeds indoors. Click here to read how to start seeds in egg cartons here. This post is a little different.I am actually very busy this year as always… I am starting seeds indoors and outdoors in mini greenhouses for […]

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How to make natural compost activator yourself?

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  We are in the middle of winter…a hard one in NYC….lots of snow… So we need to think about spring , flowers and…plants….Gardening…. I’m very curious about organic gardening that’s why I decided to introduce to you too amazing plants called nettle and comfrey used to activate compost. Quick reminder: compost is a mix […]

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What happens to the soil in winter?

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Did you ever ask yourself what happens to the soil in winter? Our soil is a living substance and we Human Beings have  to understand how important is it to protect it. You all need to watch the movie called Dirt!The movie. It is a very interesting movie about the biology of the soil and how […]

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How to make star fruit prints holiday cards

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Did you ever try to make your own holiday cards?  Well this is the time of the year to do it: it is fun and you save a lot of money! You will need: Tempera paint any color(i did green and blue) Glitter glue(golden and green) Paper good for cards Star fruits or any other […]

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How do you green your transportation?

Fia rides her two daughters down Bedford-Stuyvesant's Dekalb Avenue towards their Community Garden

In NYC being green is necessary because it is cheaper and healthier.The city is making improvement to encourage people to ride bikes and leave their cars. This is great for the environment because you can reduce your carbon footprint. Save money In 2011 I was featured in the magazine of Transportation Alternatives non-profit organization  called RECLAIM […]

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