2013-05-23 / Other News

Kids Get A Rare Chance To Play In The Dirt


Students of IS 234’s afterschool program enjoyed a day of gardening at Floyd Bennett Field. Students of IS 234’s afterschool program enjoyed a day of gardening at Floyd Bennett Field. Students of I.S. 234’s Out of School Time (OST) afterschool program visited Floyd Bennett Field’s Ecology Village last week for a hands-on lesson on horticulture. Staff and children were given all of the tools needed to weed a plot of land and prepare it for planting seedlings. They also put up wire fences to block off the section and placed seedlings into the dirt. The program was hosted by National Park Ranger Dan Meharg with Student Conservation Association Rangers Yasemin Kaynas, Lauren Cosgrove, and Nelena Jackson.



Marine Park Civic Association board member Maria Ivaliotis explains the importance of putting dirt around a seedling. Marine Park Civic Association board member Maria Ivaliotis explains the importance of putting dirt around a seedling.

Photos and text by Jason Linetsky Photos and text by Jason Linetsky

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