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Juliet C
257 N.6th St.
Brooklyn (Williamsburg)
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the project

More local food is coming to Brooklyn with Williamsburg Prep’s Roots & Shoots new gardening project. Earlier this year, Leaders for Sustainability students started planning for a school garden that would grow all kinds of plants including cabbage, pepper, tomatoes, fennel, kale, onions, beans, broccoli, basil and parsley.  In addition to growing their food plants, the students are also growing spring flowers that they can use in a beautification project at the entrance of their school.  During the course of the school year, the garden will be used for health and science classes as well as a resource for the school's cooking club.

the steps

LFS students are growing their plants from seeds in the classroom on a reused rolling rack that has grow lights.  In April, the students will plant their seedlings and care for them throughout the rest of the school year. Teachers, students and their families have committed to sharing responsibility for caring for the vegetables over summer break.

why we're doing it

In our community where more than half of our students qualify for free lunch, students need to be educated about affordable, healthy options to the food that they eat.  Growing the food that they eat reinforces the concept of better eating and connects them to all parts of the process.


Root Pouch, 3-4 Year, Grey, 5 gallon pots with handles Pack of 10, SKU: CN-RPG $18

10 ten-pound bags of Organic Compost from Grow NYC’s annual sale this May, $60

5 flats of Petunia from Grow NYC’s annual sale this May, $55

The following items are from Home Depot:

5 Viagrow Build Your Own 24 in. x 24 in. Composite Raised Bed Garden Kit, Model # V31105, $150

Husky D-Handle Aluminum Scoop Model # 1672100, $34.47

Fiskars 47 in. Garden Spade Shovel, Model # 96676933J, $29.97

Two Ames 20 in. D-Handle Steel Blade Round Point Shovels, Model # 1531300, $29.94

Ames 10-Tine Forged Bedding Fork, Model # 1826300, $35.97

Ames Forged Garden Hoe, Model # 1825700, $15.97

Ames 14-Tine Bow Rake, Model # 1825100, $9.97

Everbilt #30 x 190 ft. Jute Twine Natural, Model # 14089, $2.33

Two 2-Gallon Bronze Galvanized Metal Watering Can, Model # 878469, $50.96

Ames Planter's Pal Multi-Purpose Garden Tool, Model # 2332100, $9.97

Viagrow 5 ft. x 15 ft. Garden Trellis Netting, Model # VTN5X15, $6.97

10 Fiskars Garden Trowels, Model # 79786966J, $8.80

20 pairs of West Chester Split Leather Palm with Canvas Back Large Work Gloves, Model # HD71020/LEPPS60, $78.80


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3rd Party Credit Card Processing Fee (3%) $18



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