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Garden Train's archive of newsletters, meeting recaps, handouts, press.

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NOVEMBER 2019 NEWSLETTER

Nov., 18, 2019

Garden Train and Grow to Learn Present: 
All the School Garden Grants and Free Stuff

LATEST GARDEN TRAIN NEWSLETTER

August 30, 2019

Garden Train celebrated the launch of Brooklyn Grange's new Sunset Park rooftbop farm and more.

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CHANCELLOR CARRANZA SUPPORTS GARDEN TRAIN AND D15 SCHOOL GARDENS!

Sept. 29, 2018

Chancellor Carranza, along with D15 superintendent and other leaders, gave his support for our 1st Annual Brooklyn School Gardens Crawl in our press release.

BROOKLYN SCHOOL GARDENS CRAWL PLANNING MEETING

Agenda

The 10 participating schools

GARDEN TRAIN ANNOUNCES 1ST ANNUAL BROOKLYN SCHOOL GARDENS CRAWL

Announced August 2018

Garden Train, the District 15 School Gardens Consortium, will be hosting its first annual Brooklyn School Gardens Crawl in partnership with Grow to Learn!  We invite the community to participate this free, family-friendly event.

Renowned school and community gardens advocate and food justice activist will be the featured speaker at the Kickoff.  Current participating school gardens include:  PS 15, PS 29, PS 39, PS 133, PS 154 and PS 295.


School gardens are the thriving parts of our schools that are visible to our neighbors and passersby. As such, gardens are wonderful vehicles to strengthen ties between schools and community. Garden Train strongly believes that by engaging with our school gardens, we are able to share our school-wide resources with the rest of the 

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On September 29 from 10 am to 2 pm, ten of our Garden Train member public school gardens will open their gates to further grow community. Participants will be able to tour the different gardens, connect with school gardeners across District 15 and enjoy a day of free activities. Activities will include arts and music, greening and composting, food and environmental justice events, and much more. Garden Train encourages you to visit that one garden you've always been curious about, three that share a common theme or even all ten! We can't wait for you to join us!

JULY 2018 NEWSLETTER

July 2018

Congratulations to our garden leaders for another school year of growth, but let's also recognize that gardens don't disappear because school is out for summer, which is the peak growing season. In fact, a lot of work goes into tending the gardens while the gates are closed, too.  Parents and staff members across D15 work very hard to recruit and train volunteers over the summer.

MAY NEWSLETTER

May 2018

Composting Workshop by Garden Train member and Old Stone House gardener and educator and other news.

APRIL 2018 NEWSLETTER

April 2018

Gasworks NYC ceramics studio partnership, Garden Train acceptance into Edible Academy, Garden Train on Participatory Budgeting Ballot.

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THE OFFICIAL GARDEN TRAIN PLAYLIST

2018

Tunes for tending to your D15 School Garden.

PARK SLOPE CIVIC COUNCIL RECOGNIZES GARDEN TRAIN

Spring/Summer 2018

The story behind Garden Train, New York City's First and Only Districtwide School Gardens Network

FEBRUARY 2018 MEETING RECAP

March 4, 2019

Our February meeting was a Native Plants Workshop hosted by Gowanus Canal Conservancy.

HANDOUT: NATIVE PLANTS IN BROOKLYN

February 26, 2018

Garden Train and Gowanus Canal Conservancy created this handout for Garden Train members to share with students. Anyone is welcome to use and share this handout, though!

GARDEN TRAIN VIBES: THE PLAYLIST

January 29, 2018

Music for getting your gardening vibe on. Tunes from R.E.M., Lenny Kravitz, The Beatles and other faves. Gardening never sounded so good.

JAN. 17 MEETING MINUTES

January 18, 2018

This was our second meeting as a school gardens consortium and our level of activity is already off the charts. Thank you for your participation and enthusiasm, District 15 school garden leaders and community partners. We are growing community!

NYC DOE LAUDS GARDEN TRAIN IN FEATURE ARTICLE

December 19, 2017

Excerpt: Garden Train, the City’s first-ever district-based school gardening consortium, is planting the seeds for school gardens in Brooklyn’s District 15 and beyond.

“First and foremost, school gardens build strong community ties and foster collaboration among students, teachers, parents, and neighbors,” said Chancellor Carmen Fariña. “District 15 is a leader in using school gardens to provide hands-on learning environments that teach students important lessons on nutrition, sustainability, and science.”

WE LIVESTREAMED OUR FIRST MEETING

Nov. 27, 2017

See what Assemblymembers Jo Anne Simon and Robert Carroll, champions of our public school gardens, had to say at our sprouting meeting.

CEC15 AND GROW TO LEARN LAUNCHED GARDEN TRAIN

Nov. 20, 2017

Read why we launched Garden Train and what our elected officials, community partners and garden leaders had to say about it.

RECAP OF GARDEN TRAIN'S SPROUTING MEETING

Nov. 27, 2017

District 15 garden leaders, community partners, businesses and elected officials came out in force to kick off a D15 school gardens consortium.

GARDEN TRAIN FOUNDER'S LAUNCH REMARKS

Nov. 27, 2017

Why did Kathy Park Price and CEC15 start Garden Train? To grow community.  If you want to learn more about the network's background, please click!