PS 102 ECOFEST was held last evening. How good it was to see all the children, parents and teachers at this event. I met some neat people and hope it becomes a tradition far into the future.
The staff, parents and students of PS 102 deserve much credit for hosting ECOFEST 2009. They are my good neighbors here in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. Great job!
ECOFEST was an opportunity to advance the cause of modern methods of personal food production in the city. I represented the Center for Urban Greenscaping (CuGreen), demonstrating how to make sub-irrigated pop/soda bottle planters and growing vegetables in sub-irrigated boxes and buckets.
Participants include: PS 102 Recycling Club, PS 102 PTA, Brooklyn Public Library, Green Fork Farms, Healthy Families Program Long Island College Hospital, Greenraising, Bay Ridge CSA, Sunset/Ridge Waterfront Alliance, Crazy Crayons, Shaklee, NHSNYC, NYC DOT, NYC DOS, NYC DOH, Learning Leaders, American LIttoral Society, Delicious Fundraising, Sustainable Table and others...
From the school website:
PS 102 ECOFEST
Thursday April 30 5:30-8:00 p.m.
Come on out and view PS 102 student and class projects, meet organizations and people who are working on a more sustainable NYC and Bay Ridge. Buy fair-trade and eco-friendly products, cool tee-shirts, reusable shopping bags and more. Fun activities for kids!
We will also collect and recycle the following: CF light bulbs, household batteries, used crayons, outdated cell phones and inkjet cartridges.
Our auditorium program includes:
5:45 The Apple Corps, a bike/pedestrian safety play sponsored by the NYC DOT (and a chance to win a bike!)
7:15 The Story of Stuff
and shorts for everyone!
Event is free. Friends and neighbors are welcome. Informative and fun!