NEWS 12 ON OUR 2019 CRAWL
By Alexa Santos
The second annual Brooklyn School Gardens Crawl took place at District 15 schools in Brooklyn Saturday. The crawl was hosted by Garden Train, a group of school garden leaders. During the crawl, the outdoor gardens at the various schools were open for the public to come and check out. This year, participating schools included P.S. 15 in Red Hook, P.S. 24 in Sunset Park, P.S. 29 in Cobble Hill, P.S. 32 in Gowanus, P.S. 39 and P.S. 118 in Park Slope, P.S. 146 in Carroll Gardens, P.S. 169 in Sunset Park, and the Brooklyn Urban Garden Charter School in Windsor Terrace. Each participating school had its own activities and demonstrations in the garden, and the free event was open to all ages.
Recap of our 2nd Annual Brooklyn School Gardens Crawl was a Success
Garden Train, the District 15 School Gardens Consortium, hosted its 2nd Annual Brooklyn School Gardens Crawl, on Saturday, September 21, 2019. It was a beautiful day for the event that was well-attended and promoted.
The Crawl is an annual community event where participating school gardens, which are otherwise not open to people outside of a school community, welcome everyone into the gardens for a day of free, family-friendly activities. The event fosters community by connecting our schools with neighbors, shines the light on the achievements of our public schools and inspires the expansion of school gardens, which engage and educate the next generation of environmental stewards.
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Led by Garden Train and supported by school leaders, the Brooklyn School Gardens Crawl is a free, self-guided tour through wonderful participating public school gardens. There’s no wrong way to crawl, as long as you explore and learn about one or more of the school gardens that teach children to be the next generation of environmental stewards and good citizens. Enjoy the one day of the year when the school garden gates are open to all and help us celebrate our public schools, our students and school garden leaders. See you today at the Crawl!
The final list of amazing participating school gardens as of September 20, 2019:
PS 15, PS 24, PS 29, PS 32, PS 39, PS 118, PS 146, PS 169, and BUGS!
2019 BROOKLYN SCHOOL GARDENS CRAWL
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Free and open to the public! Join us and visit one or all of the participating school gardens! It's the one day of the year when the gardens are open to all, rain or shine. The participating gardens will be open from 10 am to 2 pm for free tours and activities. The Afterparty will take place at 4 pm with entertainment, prizes and refreshments.
PARTICIPATING SCHOOL GARDENS
We have a musical treat lined up for the School Gardens Crawl After Party today! Noel and Amos, who both teach percussion in private lessons and group drum ensembles at Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, will be playing songs from Ghana and Ghambia.
Garden Train thanks Brooklyn Conservatory of Music for supporting our public schools by sponsoring community events like ours and for giving NYC public school students quality music education. BKCM's Music Partners brings weekly, intensive music instruction to 4,500 students in all five boroughs who otherwise would not have music as part of their day.
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Click here to review the many ways you can support this year's Crawl and make it possible for schools to create robust programming to celebrate our gardens.
Garden Train's mission is to grow community by connecting our school gardens with the community.New York City's school gardens are often on the perimeter of a schoolyard, serving as a living link between schools and community.When this link is strengthened, both schools and community benefit.
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We can't wait to see you at the Crawl on Saturday, September 21. The Crawl is super fun for all ages and also represents what Garden Train is about, which is growing community. Through the Crawl, we shine the light on our school gardens and the achievements of our public schools. By working together, we amplify the importance of school gardens across New York City. The Crawl inspires school communities that don't yet have gardens, too!
See you on Saturday!