Category Archives: School Gardens

5 Reasons to Grow Fruits and Vegetables In the City

Whether you’re growing produce on your balcony or rooftop garden, or in your own patch of a community garden, there are plenty of great reasons why it’s awesome to grow your own. Here are just a few of them. They … Continue reading

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Gardening for Small Spaces

If you live in an apartment, and especially in an apartment in a big city like New York, there just isn’t always space for gardening. But that doesn’t mean you can’t do any gardening or growing! There are plenty of … Continue reading

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An Elementary School, With a Big Green Twist

I recently stumbled upon an article that highlighted the country’s best “magnet” elementary and high schools. What I discovered was an interesting, and really innovative approach to education that I wish I had access to growing up. “Magnet schools” are … Continue reading

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Autumn-Inspired Classes at the Brooklyn Brainery

Do you ever wish that you were a kid again, if nothing else but for the wondrous experience of sitting in a classroom and learning (okay, and maybe shamelessly rolling about in a pile of leaves)? Adults continue to learn … Continue reading

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DIY Fruity Frozen Popsicles

It’s hot in New York City; it’s sweltering-sweat-pooling-miserably hot. I know that when I’m enduring a steamy summer day, there’s nothing I crave more than cold and refreshing fruit-based. Berries, melon varieties, and in-season stone fruits bring a summery edge … Continue reading

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For Looks and For Health: How Your Garden Could Be Helping Your Brain

The benefits of having a home garden extend much farther than being merely aesthetically pleasing, as recent studies have found a connection between cognitive benefits and nature. If you’ve ever felt more at peace after visiting a garden, listening to … Continue reading

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The Wall that Succulents Built: A Creative D.I.Y. Gardening Project

Maybe you haven’t been won over by succulents quite yet. Sturdier than delicate flower varietals, succulents typically have fleshy leaves, are easy to take care of, and come in a multitude of different colors and shapes. Better Homes and Gardens … Continue reading

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Principal Terri Rutyer’s Green Initative

By T-Boye Doe, Contributing Writer T-Boye Doe is a new contributing writer for Community Arts NYC. T-Boye Doe is a thirty-something year old independent film-maker from Brooklyn, New York, and is one of our New York based writers. Check out his … Continue reading

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GreenThumb

By Devon Johnson, Contributing Writer Devon Johnson is a new contributing writer for Urban Gardens NYC.  Devon grew up in Brooklyn in NYCHA’s Marcy Development, and is one of our New York based writers. Read his introductory post here. Started in … Continue reading

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More Public Schools Adding Gardens

It seems that more and more schools are recognizing the benefits of adding gardens into their curriculums and school spaces. Over the past two years, the number of school gardens has seen tremendous growth. According to an article in the Epoch Times, there … Continue reading

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