Rego Park Green Alliance Members Selected For Volunteer Commercial

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Rego Park Green Alliance Receives Another Grant Based On One of P.S. 139’s Very Own Science Projects By Rebecca West

Goal: Demonstrate through hands on education how soil-less (hydroponics) growth of herbs and vegetables is possible & can lead to a healthy lifestyle

Plan: Students will learn how to grow herbs and vegetables such as lettuce and Pak Choi without using soil; this same method is used by NASA on space shuttles and in Antarctica by research teams.

Date: April 2; Thursday

Time: 2:45

Length: 35 minutes

Place: School Yard

What We Will Do:
• Learn how to grow plants using only water, nutrients, hydroton, and seeds
• Understand how acidity and alkalinity affect plants
• Learn how to track your plants growth at
• Meet back in the schoolyard on April 23rd to see how your plant has progressed. Take one home, depending on availability

Please email to register for this event.

Friday, March 20, 2009

NY1 Highlights Rego Park Green Alliance Work

The Rego Park Green Alliance worked with TreesNY and P.S. 139 to get trees planted in the schoolyard and get the kids educated about tree maintenance. Their work was featured on NY1. Congratulations to all the kids in robotics class who worked to make this possible.

Go Green Alliance!

Rego Park Green Alliance Wins Dress Up Your School Award For P.S.139

The Rego Park Green Alliance won the dress up your school award. This award was for 1500.00 dollars. A portion of the money was spent on growing lettuce, carrots, basil, oregano, peppermint, and lettuce in the school's greenhouse.

Two months later, the plants were given to 12 classes so the kids could watch them grow. My youngest daughter took home some basil, how cute.

The grant will also be used to write and illustrate a 32 page book about the work that the Green Alliance has done in P.S. 139. The book will look to demonstrate how any school short on money but big on volunteer commitment can make a difference in their community. The Green Committee will send the book to other elementary schools in Queens, our city council officials, and other legislative officials to help promote the Green Alliance's projects in the future.

Another portion of the money will be used to plant additional bulbs in the school yard and around the school itself.