Dear Children's School Families and Community:
Garden Train, the District 15 School Gardens Consortium, will host the 1st Annual Brooklyn School Gardens Crawl on Saturday, September 29. The Crawl, which is produced in partnership with Grow to Learn, is a special day of the year when participating schools open up the gates of their school gardens and welcome their neighbors. The purpose of the Crawl is to foster a sense of community between schools and neighbors and celebrate our school gardens with a day of free, family-friendly activities across School District 15. The 10 participating school gardens are located throughout the district from Red Hook to Kensington: PS 15, PS 29, PS 32, PS 39, PS 133, PS 146, PS 154, PS 230 and PS 295, and PS 372.
BROOKLYN SCHOOL GARDENS CRAWL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29:
9 to 9:45 am: Kickoff at Old Stone House in Park Slope, 336 3rd St.
Karen Young-Washington, Food justice activist, community gardens leader and “Queen of Urban Farming”
Remarks from our community and school leaders:
District 15 Superintendent Anita Skop
Councilmember Brad Lander
Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon
Assemblymember Robert Carroll
School Gardens Manager for Grow to Learn NYC, Arielle Hartman
District 15 parent and CEC15 member Mark Bisard
Bagels and coffee will be provided by our host, Old Stone House of Brooklyn
10 am to 2 pm: The 1st Annual Brooklyn School Gardens Crawl!
The public is welcome to visit one or more of the participating school gardens. Participants who visit three or more gardens will be eligible for prizes at the after party. The following schools welcome you to visit their garden, which will have special activities planned from 10 am to 2 pm. More details about the Crawl, including a route map and schedules for the participating schools' activities will be posted at gardentrain.wixsite.com/
Participating school gardens:
PS 15, 71 Sullivan St in Red Hook
PS 29, 425 Henry St in Cobble Hill
PS 32, 317 Hoyt St. in Carroll Gardens (Enter main entrance of school to access roof garden)
PS 39, 417 6th Ave. in Park Slope (garden is located in the schoolyard)
PS 133, 610 Baltic St in Gowanus
PS 146, Rapelye Street between Henry and Hicks
PS 154, 1625 11th Avenue in Windsor Terrace
PS 230, 425 McDonald Ave in Kensington
PS 295, Det. Joseph Mayrose Park at 17th St. and Calder Place, just off Prospect Ave. in South Slope
PS 372, Denton Pl and 1st St. in Gowanus
3:15 to 4:30 pm: Post-Crawl Party at Old Stone House’s North Garden
Grow to Learn will provide snacks and refreshments and those community members who visited three or more participating school gardens will be eligible for prizes from our sponsors. At the party, we will continue to celebrate school gardens with entertainment provided by musician and community leader Jason F. Reischel. We’ll wind down the day with a family yoga session led by Amanda Sawall Sidran, District 15 parent and yoga teacher yoga for children at Karma Kids Yoga, prenatal yoga with Samba Yoga, and yoga for kids with special needs by Every Kid's Yoga: Yoga for Kids with Special Needs.
We thank our sponsors! Brooklyn Public Library, Transportation Alternatives, Gowanus Canal Conservancy, New Yorkers for Parks, NYC Zero Waste Schools, Community Education Council District 15!
Stay tuned to our Facebook page and our website for details: https://gardentrain.