On March 20, 2012, Bushwick Students traveled to City Hall to have their voices heard and lend their support to passing the NY DREAM ACT. Our students filmed and photographed the press conference under the supervision of our wonderful teaching artist Alejandra Ugarte-Bedwell. BSSJ Student, Olga Sanchez photographed most of the event.
Some of our students visited Sunset Park Senior Center to help out for the day. We prepared lunch, served the seniors, and were on dish duty! The best part of the day was hearing the stories they had to tell. It was a fun day for both the students and the seniors.
The kitchen crew
Susana getting the rundown on how the kitchen works
Jacquana loves doing dishes!
Ian Cheney from Wicked Delicate came to visit NU to show us his incredible truck farm! Instead of throwing away his grandfather’s old truck, he decided to make a moving farm out of it. He has made a documentary film about his exploits and drives around the city educating people on the benefits of organic farming, including better tasting food, saving money, and not wasting food. And, it’s not as hard as it looks! When asked if anyone had ever stolen anything from the truck, he said, yes, a plant. But it was returned the following week! Find out more at www.truck-farm.com. Bon appetite!
Ian pulls up in his truck farm.
He even has plants in his front seat.
Ian explains to students about the benefits of growing your own food.
It's a jungle in there. While his truck is parked in the urban jungle, people have been adding their own additions to the truck farm, including many toy animals, including this tiger. Roaaar!
The students choose the plants they want to grow, lemon basil or carrot?
Everyone now has their own seeds to sow.