By Phyllis Odessey
The Parks Department has a wreath exhibition at the Arsenal Gallery (Parks Department headquarters) every Christmas season. Anyone connected with the Parks Department can submit a design for a wreath and if accepted, the wreath becomes part of the annual show.
At Randall’s Island, we love to put our heads together and see what we can come up with. 2012 was the year of the chicken at The Learning Garden and in honor of our “livestock”, we created a wreath full of photographs of the children who visited the chickens.
We gave the chickens to an organic farm in Long Island, where they are now laying eggs and seem to be extremely happy. We have just ordered a new batch of one-day old chicks which will arrive for our first class of kids in the Spring of 2013.
If you have a class that is interested in visiting The Learning Garden