Friday, March 20, 2015

Let's Create a Green Roof

Curtis Bay Elementary Students Create a Green Roof

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The rain just washed away into the bay.
The rain was absorbed by the Sedum Plants.

The Curtis Bay Elementary Students received first hands on experience of how Green Roofs worked.
Everyone enjoyed the rain stimulated by the thunder boomers pouring down on the imaginary roof
tops.  The Sedum are plants with water-storing leaves, which makes them the perfect candidate for green roofs.  Green roofs are living roofs that can cool a building, and clean the water and the air.  Sedum can store water from rainstorms in their leaves instead of letting it run off the roof and into the storm drains.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Herb Gardening at it's Finest

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Future Herb Gardeners were given the opportunity to grasp for knowledge of how to start herb gardening from Rodette Jones (Filbert Street Manager) at the Brooklyn Branch Enoch Pratt Library on March 2, 2015.  Their class ended making recycled flower pots out of newspaper. 
Everyone had loads of fun planting their seeds in these recycled pots. 

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Come out this week to Enoch Pratt Brooklyn Library on Monday for part 2 of Herb Gardening 
"Combating Pest with Natural Solutions".  located at 300 E Patapsco Ave. Baltimore, Maryland 21225 from 4p.m. to 6:00 p.m.. sponsor by Filbert Street Garden (Rodette Jones).