Up on the rooftop garden, students made a compost bin made with worms, styrofoam, soil, and newspapers. Students planted more vegetables, including donations from parents and colleagues. They rapped the Compost Song and played the drums. They also presented skits and songs inspired by what they’re learning in class. Djangou Wilburn taught an amazing cooking class with students sampling the tasty results.
On Friday, students toured the hundreds of plants and trees at the Queens Botanical Garden, a NYC urban oasis. They also learned about bees and pollination, witnessing (from a distance) QBG’s five beehives, which house 40,000 bees! They sampled honey made directly on site.
A special shout-out goes to Angel, Mason, Andrew, Peter, and Felix who helped create and design this week’s blog. USDP students are multi-talented!
Finally, we'd like to share a recent email we received about the UDSP:
My daughter Marialba is part of the Summer Camp hosted by Renaissance school. She LOVES it, I see how professional is and how meaningful is being for her. I also appreciate the fact that is free (a BIG help for working families like mine)
Thank you & keep up with the good work!
I look forward to the weekly newsletters.
Mom to Marialba Gallegos :)
Justin Remus is the Communications Director of Beyond Organic Design.