NATURAL HERBAL PRODUCT SERIES:
Make your own body products with natural ingredients!
HERBAL BATH OR DRINKING TEAS
LIP BALMS/BODY SALVES
BODY SCRUBS/BATH SALTS
Bring some green into your life with these indoor or outdoor gardening activities.
DIY CONTAINER/VERTICAL GARDENS: Learn how to make and care for an easy indoor Container Garden or Window Farm.
GARDENING: Grow your food! If you have space for an outdoor garden or a community garden nearby, your students will learn gardening basics to grow edibles, medicinal or native & pollinator attracting plants.
STREET TREE CARE: Support your local trees! Learn how to adopt and take care of the street trees in your neighborhood. They give us so much, let’s help them out!
RECYCLING/WASTE MANAGEMENT SERIES:
A sustainable lifestyle is a clutter free, non-toxic one! Whether you need to update your designated space or need to set one up, we can help!
RECYCLE: NYC is taking the lead with recycling. Now we can collect clothes, electronics, food scraps, medicines & household products. Learn how to setup easy to maintain systems and save the planet.
COMPOSTING: Don’t throw out your veggie and fruit scraps! Recycle them into black gold; Nutrient rich soil to use in your garden or on street trees. Learn how to keep an easy indoor worm bin (you won’t even know it’s there) or an outdoor compost system for your garden.
SPACE DETOX: MOST of the everyday products we use on our bodies and in our homes are filled with toxic chemicals that pollute our bodies and the planet. Learn how to make the switch to natural products and improve the health of your space.
URBAN PLANNING: ENERGY EFFICIENCY & GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE SERIES:
The E’s in GREEN: What does it mean to save energy? How much do you use daily? Track usage, analyze data and make a plan for saving money & the planet.
GREENROOFS & WALLS: Did you know that putting plants on the tops or sides of buildings could clean and cool the air on high temp days? Learn about the many benefits we gain when plants and architecture come together.
RAIN GARDENS & BIOSWALES: Learn how these beautiful features within our city help to clean and protect our environment. Learn how to adopt and care for them.
My eco journey started in 2001 as a concerned citizen wanting to help improve my community. Finishing up my B.S. in Journalism and going for a degree in Education, I volunteered in community gardens that worked with local schools. This fostered and developed my love of sharing environmental education with others. Over the last 16 years I’ve worked with many wonderful organizations including The New York Botanical Garden, The Greyston Foundation, The Hudson River Clearwater, CityParks Foundation and the NYC Department of Education, to name a few. I’ve worked on ecology restoration, green infrastructure and beautification projects with the Bronx River Alliance and NYC Department of Parks & Recreation. I’m a registered NYC Business vendor, a Master Composter, certified tree pruner, and installer of green roofs, rain gardens and storm-water harvesting systems and can show you simple ways to green your site.