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Portfolio

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"The rock doesn’t know what happens to the ripples in the pond"       J.P. Lynde

"The Christopher" in New York, NY
 
  • Rooftop garden build & programming for this beautiful Breaking Ground building

  • Vegetable garden design and build

  • Maintenance and garden programming

  • Workshops for staff and residents

Horizon Juvenile Detention Center: Metamorphosis Program in The Bronx, NY
 
  • Urban Farm Design & Build

  • Yearlong Metamorphosis program

  • Staff Training 

  • Farm includes:

    • garden rows with vegetables, herbs, flowers, and fruit

    • hydroponic garden

    • fruit tree orchard

    • chicken coop

    • worms & composters

    • staff garden

    • aquaponics

The "Hegeman" in Brownsville, Brooklyn

 

  • Community garden build & program for this beautiful Breaking Ground building

  • Hundreds of residents, neighbors and community members visited the Hegeman for open garden  hours and healthy snacks in the garden

  • Crops grown include bitter melon, okra, watermelon, zucchini, tomatoes, onions, garlic, broccoli, scallions, beans, big thyme, eggplant, and a variety of Caribbean herbs

Garden build for the Brooklyn Public Library

 

It was our honor to build a wheelchair accessible garden for The Child's Place for Children with Special Needs at the Brooklyn Public Library.

Partnership: NYRP, Marcus Samuelsson Group, and Sprout by Design

 

Sprout by Design is helping the gardens at Rodale Pleasant Park Community Garden, part of NYRP, grow food for Marcus Samuelsson's restaurant Streetbird in Harlem, NYC. 

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Garden build for American Dairy Association and Dairy Council for PS3, Staten Island.

 

Raised garden beds for  The Margaret Gioiosa Pleasant Plains School in Staten Island. 

Community garden build and programming for Breaking Ground in Brownsville, Brooklyn

 

  • Raised garden beds

  • Wheelchair accessible garden beds

  • 400sf platform deck  

  • Garden mounds

  • Irrigation system

  • Garden maintenance

  • Community garden workshops

Crossroads Juvenile Detention Center: Aquaponics Program

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Horizon Juvenile Detention Center: Farm-to-Table Entrepreneurship Program 
Crossroads Juvenile Detention Center: Urban Farming Apprenticeship 
Ryer Juvenile Detention Center: Farm-to-Table Entrepreneurship Program
Urban Farming Adventure at YAI Special Needs Preschools #YAISprouts #YAIGardens

 

An Educational Program Tailored to the Exceptional Individuals Supported by YAI, implemented by Sprout.

 

Sprout by Design has developed an Urban Farming Adventure curriculum, covering: live chicken hatching, worms & composting, healthy bottle gardening, butterfly hatching and aquaponics. 

 

More pictures on our Facebook page. 

Whole Foods Market 5% Day recipients: YAI + Sprout by Design 

 

An Educational Program Tailored to the Exceptional Individuals Supported by YAI, implemented by Sprout.

 

On Wednesday, Sept. 17, YAI in partnership with Sprout by Design, will receive 5 percent of the day’s net sales at seven Whole Foods Market stores in Manhattan. Sprout by Design is developing a multi-faceted, garden-based educational program for individuals with developmental disabilities of all ages in schools, homes and the workplaces. This custom program for YAI will focus on professional development, green job training, a customized curriculum and workshops including, live chicken hatching, hydroponic window farming, healthy bottle gardening, butterfly hatching and aquafarms.

ACS (Administration of Children's Services), Design & Build of Urban Farm with residents at 2 NYC Juvenile Detention Centers

 

6 week summer intensive hands-on design-build-grow program

  • Kids age 10-17 design and build their own outdoor urban farm, including

    • Individual Planters

    • Chicken Coop

    • Shed

    • Compost System

    • Birdhouses

    • Lady Bug Houses

  • Educational Programming included:

    • Live Chicken Egg Hatching: a 21 day observation

    • Gardening

    • Composting

    • pH Testing

    • Intro to Design & Build Principles

    • Intro to Tools

Jacob A Riis Academy, Settlement Houses & Community Center 

 

 6 month after school program 

 6 week summer program

 

4 facilities

Students grades K-12

STEM Workshops:

  • Hydroponics

  • Healthy Bottle Gardening

  • Conductivity using MaKey Makey

  • Live Chicken Egg Hatching: a 21 day observation

  • Butterfly Hatching

  • Build of Chicken Coop

Professional Development

Curriculum Design

YAI: Living, Loving, Growing 

 

Garden build and gardening workshops for a special needs residence

 

Design & Build:

  • Garden beds 

  • Butterfly walls 

  • Arbor 

 

Support, Eduate & Grow:

  • Staff training

  • Garden Plans & Activities

  • Planting workshops

  • Maintenance

Greenhouse build at Harlem Renaissance High School 

 

This is no ordinary school. This school now has a state of the art studio and greenhouse! We were so lucky to be chosen to build their greenhouse and we have truly enjoyed it.

 

A team of mostly women built this greenhouse so that the Green Team can grow things year round! 

 

Greenhouse for Growing Up Green Charter School

We built an Outdoor Educational Wonderland for Growing up Green Charter School. This school is a true inspiration. Even without a single square foot of green space, they created a compete Wonderland in their school parking lot that includes: a greenhouse (used as a Learning Lab), raised garden beds, several composting systems and a chicken coop! They have already harvested many pounds of vegetables and herbs. Sprout has helped GUGCS integrate garden based learning into everyday education. We've helped to articulate and formalize the garden education initiative for all teachers, students and parents.

Hydroponic Greenhouse at PS175 in Harlem

Outdoor Educational Wonderland & Workshops

 

Designed & built a hydroponic greenhouse for a public school in Harlem New York in a nearby vacant lot. Designed & directed garden-based learning workshops: applying Math, Science, Language and Art. Workshops given in a garden setting where students could learn first-hand where their food comes from and how to make healthier food choices.

 

Thanks to Green Bronx Machine, Garden State Urban Farms, Ellenberger Services, Rimol Greenhouses and American Hydroponics - especially Eric, you are  all amazing! 

Green Bronx Machine​

Indoor Educational Wonderland

 

A nonprofit whose motto is “Growing Our Way Into A New Economy”. Trained and mentored high-risk Bronx Youth to become ready for jobs in the new green economy. Green Bronx Students became certified to build green walls, green roofs, hydroponic greenhouses and at the end of the program were able to teach elementary school students how to grow food.



Many thanks to Steve Ritz

 

TED Talk

www.facebook.com/green.bx.machine

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PS 282, Brooklyn, NY

Workshops

 

Designed and executed Garden Based Learning workshops (Math, Science, Writing, Social Studies) for Grades PK - 8th.

 

In 2014: Workshops given to 300 children & 20 adults. In 2013: Workshops given to 725 children & 80 adults (teachers, student teachers, and parents). In 2012: Workshops given to 725 children & 80 adults. In 2011: Workshops given to 600 children & 60 adults.

Thanks to all the amazing parents and teachers. Special thanks to Anita, Emma, Anna & Dan, Rohana & kids, Ms Larkins and Ms Collins.



A great video

Yelp Review

PS 107 Brooklyn, NY​​

Workshops

 

2013 Citywide Winner ($10,000!!) of the DSNY Golden Apple Awards TrashMasters! Team Up to Clean Up! 

 

Gardenbased learning workshops grades PK - 5th. Over multiple years, workshops were given to over 1200 students & 40 adults. We designed and directed an 8 week Professional Development training program for 12 teachers (K-2nd), focused on integrating the garden in the daily curriculum and help teachers create their own techniques. The program was so popular, students were asked to plant veggies with Michelle Obama at the White House and were featured in her book American Grown.

Discovery High School

Indoor and Outdoor Educational Wonderland & Workshops

 

 

Grades 9-12. Designed and directed 8-week intensive gardening learning program for 40 middle and high school students in Bronx, NYC. Students visited the White House.



Including: making sundials.



 

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Art Garden at Frederick Douglass Academy V

Outdoor Educational Wonderland & Workshops

 

Bronx NY. Grades 6-8. Designed & built self-irrigating bucket garden. Gave workshops to 90 students, working with the art-teacher to introduce the garden as daily inspiration.

Designed and directed lectures and workshops including garden design and an introduction to the biology of plants.

Blenchi Skol

Workshops

 

​​Special Education School in Curacao. In addition to conventional classroom teaching, Blenchi School, a special education school in Curacao, educates through music, art and physical education. We are working on connecting the classroom to the garden, teaching about health, biology, math, entrepreneurship and sustainability.

Learning Landscape

Co-Designed an open-source scalable grid-based playground for elementary education, with Project H Design. Finalist of INDEX: Design to Improve Life Award, featured in Cooper-Hewitt, Axis Gallery and Magazine Tokyo, ID Magazine.

 

As of March 31, 2012 there were

   27 Learning Landscapes worldwide, in

  10 different countries, with an estimated      4100 students playing & learning on them​



Battery Urban Farm

Workshops & Gardening

 

The Battery Urban Farm is a one acre educational farm located at the Southern tip of Manhattan. The turkey-shaped farm is home to over 80 varieties of organically-grown vegetables, fruits, flowers, grains, and companion plants.​ This Spring Ilona taught garden-based learning classes to hundreds of NYC students grades K-12.

To bring a class, sign up for Enrichment Visits, a great introduction to the farm for new or visiting groups: www.thebattery.org/projects/battery-urban-farm/youth-education/

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www.thebattery.org

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Mini Farm at Red Rooster​​ office in Harlem
 

The design and build of a custom planter. Using salvaged NYC scaffolding wood, this mini farm had a very little small carbon footprint to make, and in no time, the farm will have 'scrubbed the air' and have taken as much CO2 out of the air as it took to build, while growing delicious veggies and herbs for all at the office to enjoy. Lunch was never better! 

 

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