Sunday, November 23, 2008
This week the Rego Park Green Alliance gave away free bulbs to parents of P..S. 139 and the Regp Park Community. We gave away over 600 bulbs to over 60 families. There was so much demand that we did not have enough for our community. We were so excited by the turnout and the fact that not only are people going to plant daffodils in their yards but that some have agreed to plant them in front of their buildings. Plus, the Big Apple School is going to create a science project to teach kids about daffodils and growing them in their community.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
The Green Alliance spent many hours digging and planting in several places in Rego Park. The problem is that people don't necessarily know that the planting occurred so trash and garbage are being left in the area. Ema and Rebecca spent several hours creating signs to let people know that the planting occurred. We now have six signs. each costing less than 4 dollars. This weekend we will plant the signs along Alderton, 63rd Drive, P.S. 139 playground and Austin Street. For those who need cheap signs go to Home Depot and buy 6 foot molding ($2.00) . Cut it in half. Use printing paper to make the picture and construction paper for the border. Then go to staples and get it laminated for two dollars. Use a stapler gun to attach the laminated picture and scissors to cut some of the extra lamination from the bottom. If your feeling really creative, decorate the molding used for the sign.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Today several members of the community and school volunteered to work with the Green Alliance to plant daffodils in the school yard and the local community. The kids and adults came out at 9 and worked until 1:00. They planted on Austin Street, 63rd Drive, the schoolyard and Alderton Street. They dug 9 inch holes and placed the bulbs 3 to 6 inches apart. As they went out into the community they were surprised to see people pick up shovels and help them plant, proving together we can make a difference. We had a great time and look forward to seeing the daffodils bloom in the summer.
Also, we will be putting up signs around the neighborhood asking people not to step on the planted daffodils and alerting them to the fact that the Green Committee planted the flowers. If anyone is available to help make the posters please email me.