Learning Garden facts and figures

2
minutes for 2-4 kids to run a bicycle blender for 20 seconds.

8
th month of the year…Augustwas the profilic month of the year.

9

kinds of tomatoes were planted in The Learning Garden in 2011:
New girl
Black cherry
Sungold
Mortgage lifter
Juliet
Glacier
Yellow Pear
San Marzano

11
minutes at each of the following stations:  Fence Art, Kale Sale Harvesting, Agua Fresca, Worm Bin, Lady Bug Release,  Blood Pressure Game, Photosynthesis Chalk Game.

27
school visits during 2011.  Students came from all 5 Boroughs.

45
percent of vegetables harvested are of Latino or Hispanic origin.

116
pounds of kale harvested.

268
pounds of eggplant harvested.  This was our best crop in 2011.

400
apples from 40 apple trees in 2011.

440
pounds of food donated to Food Bank in East Harlem.

500
lady bugs released to combat aphids in the garden.

600
gallons of rainwater captured.

700
buckets of mulch were carried by kids into the garden.

1093
pounds of food used in garden activities by kids.

12,500
square feet is the size of The Learning Garden.

 

 

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