Samuel Gompers HS Garden Launch, May 31st, 2013

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Samuel Gompers HS Garden Launch, May 31st, 2013

Hot day. 90 degrees in the shade. And there was very little shade to be found in this relentless school parking lot in Mott Haven, BX.

But there we all were, a group of tenacious teenagers from Gompers HS known as the Green Team under the advisement of their teacher, Angela Mazza, me, and a host of other students, teachers and community members to bear witness to the opening of an entirely vertical garden in the school parking lot.

The young men and women hoisted felt planters to different levels on the chain link fence, adding color and green to the barren space. And we saw a garden happen, right before our eyes! Magical!

They dedicated the garden to a neighborhood leader, firefighter and hero, Angel Juarbe, whose family was there to cut the ribbon on the new garden. But these photos are dedicated to the Green Team themselves, for proving that teenagers, when given the opportunity are capable of Greatness!!

Thanks for the inspiration, Green Team!!!

Haiku Mistress and Green Team!
Pointing the way!
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Believe in the Green - Because Green keeps the earth clean - OPS and the Green T…
Here's Angel's Garden - we dedicate this to him - Brave and Beautiful
Garbage destroys lives - Keep garbage off the streets and - you, too, will save…
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Super GRREEN Team - Forever we help the world - The world we will cure!!
90 degrees in the shade
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OPS Team 1
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Go Green, keep it clean! - Have fun, plant a lovely seed - welcome to the Green…
Helping, on both sides of the fence!
Green Team putting up the Wooly Pockets!
Both side of the fence!
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Green Team at Work!
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lift up the pockets - filled with soil and bright blossoms - from our hands, BEA…
O.P.S likes the Green Team - O.P.S. thanks you for your support - O.P.S. forever…
Together we change - Team and green go hand to hand - We love Mother Earth
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Green things are growing - between concrete and Blue Sky - Today we Prove it!

If you want a complete set of photos, check out the Flickr album HERE!