Herb, Baby Green and Sprout Gardens The Children's Garden at PS 29
The Children's Garden at PS 29 has the vision of creating a multi fresh culinary herb, baby green and sprout indoor gardens for our school community, our families and our neighbors. Our garden was opened in 2008 and baptized by Mayor Bloomberg as one of the pioneer school gardens in Brooklyn. Our school building was renovated during two long years during which our garden went on an extensive hibernation. It was revived last year and is now in full planning preparation for the upcoming season. Seed germination and potting will take place in our two science rooms Sprouts will be grown in each of our 32 class rooms out of a boost germinator that our students will design and rotate to each class room. Our fresh culinary herb garden will include 18 different herbs - holly basil, chives, dill, tarragon, lavender, lemon balm and verbena, marjoram, thyme, oregano, rosemary, sage, cumin, chamomila, calendula, parsley, cat nip and shiso. Our Baby Green garden will include 24 types- mild and spicy mix (for children to recognize), mustard, beet, Hon tsai Tai, Komatsuna, kale red Russian, cress, sorrel, aragula, scallion, chard, basil, radish Daikon, red cabbage, Amaranth, carrot, spinach, Pac Choi, collard, saltworth, shiso, cilantro and fennel. Our indoor sprout garden will include 15 types : sprout mix (for children to recognize) Oriental mustard, broccoli, onion, buckwheat, beans, alfalfa, radish Chinese rose, fenugreek, radish Daikon, kale red Russian, Nelson, Diablo, Flower Sprouts (mixed bred Brussel sprouts and kale).
The garden is maintained and harvested by a group of volunteers in the summer. Our garden is located on the South East part of our school yard between Kane and Baltic Streets. It is fully visible and enjoyed by general pedestrians on their way to the subway.
KGI is a nonprofit community of over 30,000 people who are growing some of our own food and helping others to do the same.
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