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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!

Jerry Thomas Elementary School, and Read a Recipe for Literacy

imageChef Heather was invited to Jerry Thomas Elementary School to present the Read a Recipe Program to a very happy and interested group of learners .   It didn’t take the chef  long to win over the children in the ESL class.   The  children really took to it, preparing a wonderful and very healthy trail

Graduation Night at El Sol


Our children were among those who graduated this Spring at El Sol.    It was a great occasion for everyone–family, friends, the students, their  teachers, the staff and all the volunteers.




Sunshine Organic Community Garden and our Raised Bed Thrive


There’s been such tremendous progress at the Sunshine Organic Community Garden that it’s been hard to keep up since we celebrated the grand opening ((April 22).   Our raised bed is planted and already we’ve got okra and Everglades tomatoes and red-stemmed Malabar spinach on the rise!

El Sol Sunshine Garden

DSC0262020140318_193746Check out Alyssa’s great blog to follow all the exciting activity taking place  with our partner,  El Sol  Jupiter’s Neighborhood Resource Center.