Edible Schoolyard Begins Outreach With A Letter

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With work starting on P.S. 216’s $1.6 million Edible Schoolyard in Gravesend, organizers are doing their best to make sure neighbors are informed of the process.

The letter at left is posted on the fence. Of the construction, it says, “We are in the process of building a half-acre organic garden where we will grow a variety of vegetables, fruit and grains. This space also will include a mobile four-season greenhouse and kitchen classroom.”

It also goes on to let neighbors know the goals of getting children to “make the connection between food, health and how the Earth sustains us.”

Early plans for the project mentioned that some of the produce may be sold to the community, and if true, this would have been the perfect place to tout that. But we haven’t heard much about that since their presentation to Community Board 15 oh-so-long ago, so it may not be concrete.

Thanks to Allan B. for catching this.

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