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May07

Free May Monthly Workshop On Organic Gardening in Roosevelt Island Living Library & Think Park In Conjunction With NY Public Library

2nd organic gardening workshop_RI Living Library & Think Park

"How to germinate hard-coated seeds?"

"How to make sure that seedlings receive optimum amount of light?"

"What is a soil mix?"

"What should be the ideal frequency to water seedlings?"

These were some of the questions discussed in the second free monthly organic gardening workshop held on May 04, a rainy day on Roosevelt Island, NYC. A.L.L. garden teacher, China Bushell met with students in the RI Branch Public Library, and they talked about sowing seeds, soil testing, and transplanting seedlings into the garden. In spite of the weather, a group of enthusiastic participants turned up, wanting to learn about seed germination and growth, different kinds of soil, and the usage of compost, peat moss, vermiculite, perlite, and sand in soil mixes.

2nd free monthly organic gardening workshop in RI Public LIbrary

China also spoke about checking on a plant's condition by measuring moisture content, pH value and light levels with the help of a soil tester kit. She encouraged participants to grow their own version of organic gardens in pots and containers, even in apartments. The Workshop also brought up diverse plant issues including: importance of using non-GMO seeds, use of organic pesticides rather than chemical deterrents, and soil nutrients. Enjoy a few images from the workshop, inside Roosevelt Island Public Library and in the RI Living Library & Think Park Gardens:

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Apr02

RI Living Library & Think Park and RI Public Library Present Free Monthly Workshops on Organic Gardening from April – November 2019

Free monthly workshops on organic gardening_Roosevelt Island Living Library & Think Park

Enjoy free monthly workshops on organic gardening this spring! Open to all ages including parents and their children, the workshops are sponsored by Life Frames, Inc. in conjunction with Roosevelt Island Public Library. Fill out the NYC-A.L.L. Gardening Spring 2019 Application today!

Oct24

Celebrating Fall With Some Wonderful Visitors In Roosevelt Island Living Library & Think Park, NYC

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Fall is here! In Roosevelt Island Living Library & Think Park - a verdant, blooming, organic garden of flowers, fruit, herbs and vegetables, it is time to enjoy nature's bountiful magic. We have a number of visitors appreciating and enjoying the beauty of the Garden. Please enjoy a few pictures of our wonderful visitors, without whom the Garden would had been incomplete. Continue reading “Celebrating Fall With Some Wonderful Visitors In Roosevelt Island Living Library & Think Park, NYC” »

Sep12

Roosevelt Island Living Library & Think Park: A Verdant, Blooming, Organic Garden of Flowers, Fruit, Herbs & Vegetables in NYC

RI Living Library

There is a lot of work involved in making A Living Library & Think Park bloom - planting seeds, weeding, mulching, composting, staking, watering. But the efforts are worthy when flowers, fruit, herbs and vegetables are ready to harvest. Nature rewards us with her bountiful magic that also helps us address issues of climate change and urban revitalization. As summer passes, please enjoy some pictures of the lush, gorgeous and ecological, Roosevelt Island Living Library & Think Park Gardens.

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Aug22

Summer Plantings In A Living Library Gardens In New York City & San Francisco

Students from Roosevelt Island Public School

Summer is going to end soon ! Before green leaves turn dry brown and red, here is an update about the work A Living Library  accomplished through the summer season in our Gardens in New York and San Francisco.

In the Roosevelt Island Living Library & Think Park Gardens in New York City, students from Roosevelt Island School Beacon (PS/ IS 217) enjoyed various garden activities while learning about science and ecology during their after-school classes. Here are a few pictures capturing their enthusiasm in the RI Living Library Gardens:

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