Public Purpose Funds Asked for All Ages

iDig2Learn Steps Up and Gets a Correction

Updated 1 year ago David Stone
Christina Delfico demonstrating how to use a peephole during last year's solar eclipse.
Christina Delfico demonstrating how to use a peephole during last year's solar eclipse.
Roosevelt Island Daily file photo

In our story Why RIOC Must Throw Out Common Council Public Purpose Fund Recommendations, we included an award for iDig2Learn as one dedicated to children, the group's traditional base, but Christina Delfico, iDig2Learn's leader, corrected us.

Delfico gave us the text of her request to the Common Council which clearly states the grant would be used for all age groups, not specifically children:


Pending funding, iDig2Learn would serve island residents with eco-friendly nature-themed events, hands-on workshops, and educational experiences. The iDig2Learn Series: Celebrating Roosevelt Island’s Nature will offer multi-age workshops celebrating the island as an eco-treasure worthy of protecting.

Some example experiences include an expert led Eco Flora Project flora tracking workshop to promote citizen science, an arborist led tree care and identification experience, an expert led indoor winter seed starting planting activity to grow micro greens and promote food health awareness for adults, a farmer led workshop on growing unusual and healthy edibles, and a “Plant Stories” project that invites islanders to share their deep memories of a food plant or flower that holds meaning from their ancestral home or country to reveal our connection with plants and then share a meal together.

The series will have offerings for targeted age groups and include intergenerational mixed-age gatherings.


Comments powered by Disqus

#CommissionsEarned

Assorted Ideas

RIOC’s Latest Scandal Spreads With Reports of Animal Abuse

RIOC’s animal abuse scandal attracted the attention of national media as the New York Post picked up on our story. The state agency, tightly controlled by Governor Andrew Cuomo, again embarrasses a community, offending responsible citizens. By David Stone Roosevelt Island News This time, RIOC’s animal abuse scandal […]

The post RIOC’s Latest Scandal Spreads With Reports of Animal Abuse appeared first on Assorted Ideas, Large & Small.

Cat Sanctuary Endangered: Is It Now RIOC Seeking Revenge?

The widely admired Roosevelt Island cat sanctuary in Southpoint Park is endangered. Known for its loving, unpaid animal care, it’s in trouble because its landlord, RIOC, suddenly wants money. After fifteen years of mutual support, is it legit or retaliation? By David Stone Roosevelt Island News After Fifteen […]

The post Cat Sanctuary Endangered: Is It Now RIOC Seeking Revenge? appeared first on Assorted Ideas, Large & Small.

Update: Sabotaging Westview Plan: Who’s Doing The Dirty Work?

Who’s sabotaging the Westview plan for exiting Mitchell-Lama into affordability? Four full years after tenants overwhelming approved the plan, it’s lost in Cuomo’s Albany. Two years there and two more RIOC wasted screwing around with ownership here before voting “Yes.” So, who’s doing the dirty work now? By […]

The post Update: Sabotaging Westview Plan: Who’s Doing The Dirty Work? appeared first on Assorted Ideas, Large & Small.

RIVAA Vernissage XIX: The Art Is Now Finally Rising

RIVAA Vernissage XIX, rising now after a six-month pandemic stall, is a fresh sign of life for Roosevelt Island. Because you probably missed it, here’s a look at opening night, photos courtesy of Tad Sudol and RIVAA. By David Stone Roosevelt Island News When COVID-19 restrictions shut down […]

The post RIVAA Vernissage XIX: The Art Is Now Finally Rising appeared first on Assorted Ideas, Large & Small.