Friday, September 27, 2013

First Grade Farmers Work First Thing in the Morning

There's a lot to do at the BNS farm.

Laundry...Work gloves get pretty dirty.

Adding compost to beds and planting fall crops--lettuce, arugula, radishes...

Using the sense of smell to I.D. herbs.

Making signs to label beds.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Three Sisters Garden at BNS

Several beds at BNS are devoted to the Three Sisters: Corn, Squash and Beans Plants.  These plants are called sisters by Native Americans, because they support each other's growth.  After listening to the Three Sisters Myth,  fourth graders were supported by a group of parent volunteers and their teachers as they harvested these plants' fruits and seeds;

tasted popcorn,squash soup, and green beans...

and  supported each other as they worked and learned... much like a family of sisters and brothers

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Scavenger Hunt...

All four first grade classes sent their farmers on a scavenger hunt...
Do you know what smells good on the BNS farm?  Sniff around like these students.

It's okay to taste if a grown-up says it is safe.

Wow there is something moving in there.
These feel sharp!

Saturday, September 7, 2013

BNS Gets Mini-Grant to Rebuild Cole Street Beds

Congratulations! GrowNYC, NYC Department of Education and NYC Park’s GreenThumb Division are happy to inform you that P.S. 146 The Brooklyn New School has been awarded a Grow to Learn Mini-Grant in the amount of $1500.