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.