May brought PS IS 217 Kindergarten classes who participated in scavenger hunts to learn about the garden. Thanks to RI resident, Janine Schaefer, we also were able to host the Brownies and Girl Scouts of the Beacon/ RI Youth Program: Troops 3244 & 3245 for an afternoon of drawing and dreaming.
In June we began our Island Kids connection with two visits from their after school group to plant seeds and watch snails. July brings workshops for Island Kids Campers and a new little garden for their summer camp program behind their main site.
If you like creating activities or hosting activities or connecting with Island groups, please send us an email. We already have a committee of about five club members and are always open for more help and more fun as we share gardening learning with our Roosevelt Island neighbors.