Taking advantage of the beautiful weather, the Bay Ridge Jewish Center once again hosted its recycling-themed Community & Educational Garden event on Sunday, June 29.The free event was the third garden event of the season for BRJC, Fourth Avenue and 81st Street, made possible through a grant from Councilmember Vincent Gentile. Our goal was to create an appealing outdoor space where events could be held for all ages from toddlers to seniors, said Ruth Masyr, president of BRJC.Through the morning, children made colored flowers and wind chimes from recycled materials to take home. They also learned about the herbs in the garden and planted tomato plants. Adults were taught how to make lip balm and mint tea out of bundles of freshly harvested mint from BRJCs garden.The program was led by Jacqui Roytman, founder of SNAP to Grow, a science and art program for children. Roytman holds SNAP classes at BRJC during the school year.It is a pleasure to see her work with children, Masyr said. It was great to see everyone having a good time on a beautiful Sunday morning.
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