Last month, SCAPE participated in the kick-off of The Student Stewardship Program— a joint collaboration between ASLA-NY & The Trust for Public Land that engages young students with hands-on stewardship skills within their community. SCAPE spent the day teaching students of J.H.S. 218 in East New York how to plant and care for a rain garden in their school yard. Through breaking up tough soil, citing and digging holes for trees, and watering the completed garden, students contributed to the construction of the landscape and will continue to help maintain the garden through an integrated program with the school that fosters lasting care for the environment.
This project—which is made possible by plant donations from Greenbelt Native Plant Center—complements The Trust for Public Land’s vision of transforming pavement into vibrant, active spaces. SCAPE looks forward to continue contributing to the Student Stewardship Program.
Thank you to ASLA-NY & The Trust for Public Land for their continued commitment to community engagement in the built landscape.