Dias y Flores Community Garden in East Village, Mnahattan received $1,870 to offer workshops in the arts and in creative writing, drawing on nature as a key inspiration. Both adults and children participate in the workshops that include topics such as papermaking, cartooning, painting, and herbal preparation. The group also collaborates with East Village Community School to organize a one-on-one mentoring program between children and adults.
Expeditionary Learning School for Community Leaders in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn received $2,000 to build an outdoor compost system to complement the school's organic garden. The compost system is an educational platform for the children to learn about the natural world. They will also have the opportunity to sell extra compost at a local farmer's market at the end of the year