The greenhouse is an essential aspect of sustainability at GCS. The lower school uses the greenhouse to grow food for the school's lunch.

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  • Where to buy seeds

    Seeds can be bought at several online websites. Here are a few that have fast delivery and reasonable rates:

    Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds a wide variety of heirlooms that go beyond your heirloom tomato.  Support pure Heirloom seeds. 

    Johnny's Selected Seeds a wide variety of seeds, soils and accessories for your gardening needs. 

    Burpee Gardening has a wide variety of seeds, and fruit plants.  

    Local stores that sell seeds:
    • The Home Depot
    • Whole Foods
    • K-Mart
  • Plants in bloom at the Botanic Gardens

    The Brooklyn Botanic Garden and New York Botanical Gardens always have something growing whether in the greenhouses or the botanic gardens grounds.

    Click the links below to see what is in bloom!
  • Gardening Programs & Camps

    There are many opportunities for gardening in the NYC area. Here is a list of opportunities sorted by Fee and No-Fee as well as Borough:
    Fee Bronx

    From sowing radish seeds and growing sunflowers to making pesto, kids discover and explore all the magic and wonder of gardening. Whether you're a newcomer or a returning gardener, grow with us this year in the Family Garden. This unique hands-on program teaches kids ages 3–12 all about the joys of planting, tending, harvesting, and eating their very own fresh produce. Throughout the spring, summer, and fall, kids work in pairs to cultivate plots of tasty vegetables, fragrant herbs, and bright flowers in the Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden.  

    Fee Brooklyn
    CHILDREN’S CLASSES: Since 1914, children ages 2 to 17 have been growing flowers, vegetables, and herbs and learning firsthand about the natural world in Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Children’s Garden. Classes run three to six weeks and children must register in advance.

    DROP-IN FAMILY WORKSHOPS: From May to September and during select school breaks, the Discovery Garden offers fun activities, plantings, and open-ended exploration workshops free with garden admission. Workshops are on a drop-in basis and appropriate for a broad range of ages.

    Fee Staten Island

    Free and self guided tours and workshops. Minimal fee for children and adults.  
  • Find your community garden

    Many neighborhoods throughout the 5 Boroughs of New York City have community or neighborhood gardens. There are over 60 Community Gardens where you can grow and care for plants, while learning with and from your neighbors.

    For more information on your local community garden click the link below for GrowNYC's Community Garden page.

  • NYC Green Markets

    New York City has an abundance of Green Markets where you can purchase sustainable and organic products while supporting local farmers. Many of the Green Markets are open year round.

    Some of the Green Markets offer free and low fee education programs for children and adults.

    Click here to locate your Local Green Market
  • How to garden @ home in NYC

    Planting herbs inside your home is easy and enjoyable

    Here are some quick suggestions for indoor gardening:
    1. Use a recycled container. Make sure the container has a few holes in the bottom to let the water drain.
    2. Put soil in the containers, almost to top.
    3. Using your finger, poke 2-3 holes about 1/2" deep and drop one seed in each hole.
    4. Lightly cover with soil and place your pot in a bowl. Allow the plant to soak up water from the bottom, so the seeds don't get washed away.
    5. Cover the pots with plastic wrap to create a greenhouse (keep moisture and heat in). Once seeds germinate, remove the plastic.
    6. Water 2-3 times a week from the bottom.
    7. Place plants near windows. They make their food from the sun.
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