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Read a Recipe for Literacy, Summer Session

Here are some children from Read a Recipe at Floyd Memorial Library,Long Island, and some children from El Sol’s Summer Camp.   Just ask them how to make pickles (they’ve written about them!) and ask the others about their healthy smiling faces.



Burton’s Books in Greenport

I visited with George at his bookstore Burton’s Books this week and heard the great news.   After 26 years of ownership, he’s sold it so he can seek other adventures.   And he sold it to someone who will keep it running as a indie bookstore.   All is not lost!

Session at the Children’s Garden, Floyd Memorial Library in Greenport

How lucky was I?   Very.   Just look at the journal the children made for me! The children at the garden at Floyd Memorial


Our Garden is Growing!




All of our vegetables are growing! RRL in Greenport planted this garden back in May.  We now have lettuce, beans, mint, cucumbers, green peppers, oregano, basil, tomatoes, sunflowers and strawberries.

Already July with RRL

image RRL is roaring away at El Sol, and the children are very much involved with their organic garden. It’s thriving, as is everything at El Sol. The children are working together learning new words–e.g., types of organic vegetables–and profiting from their labor. Healthy, happy, and communicating. Three cheers for Chef Heather and three cheers for our new RRL children.

Meanwhile up in New York, Julie resumes tomorrow. Rumor has it that all the sessions will be held in the garden at Floyd Memorial.

And the journals that the children will use for RRL?
Wait until you see!


Riverparknyc is the Best Restaurant in New York City

imageI have to sing the praises of one of our partners,  Riverparknyc.    Not only did the team there–Chrissa and Zach and Chef Sisha–do a tremendous, bang-up job for our children when they visited in May. (See Julie’s blog for more),  but they they performed    with perfection when I visited the dining room last week.    Talk about the finest of evenings.    Can’t thank them enough!