Public Purpose Funds Asked for All Ages

iDig2Learn Steps Up and Gets a Correction

Updated 24 weeks 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

Assorted Ideas

Did Abraham-Hicks Kill Ari?

Did Esther Hicks or her late husband Jerry Hicks help — or their “teachings” — precipitate the death of Ari, an artist who turned to the Abraham-Hicks controlled Abe Forum for support? Here’s the story, pieced together from the accounts of friends outraged over what occurred and efforts to hide the tragedy. If Esther Hicks, … Continue reading Did Abraham-Hicks Kill Ari? →

“More Less I Am” Celebrates Whitman’s 200th Birthday in New York City

“Whitman’s own manic enthusiasm might be required to describe the joyous jamboree that occurs when you combine a fiddle, flute, cello, guitar, and steel drum with readers from the audience, an opera singer, the sounds of jets flying overhead and bells ringing at Riverside Church, the guy who played Brother Mouzone on The Wire, and … Continue reading “More Less I Am” Celebrates Whitman’s 200th Birthday in New York City →

Netflix “See You Yesterday” YRB Interview with Jonn Nubian

“See You Yesterday is a genre-blending drama that utilizes time-travel to examine the current issue of police brutality in America. YRB Executive Editor Jonn Nubian sat down with the Director/ Co- Writer Stefon Bristol, Co-Writer Fredrica Bailey and the cast, Eden Duncan-Smith, Danté Crichlow, and Brian “Stro” Bradley during during the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival to discuss the making of the film.” Continue reading the interview… … Continue reading Netflix “See You Yesterday” YRB Interview with Jonn Nubian →

Laugh Out Loud, Do Your Best Motto for Life

Family Values Wall Art by KaleenaRae Look at this, every day, and change your life…

“I annoy conservatives…” mug: Coffee with Attitude

I annoy conservatives by thinking for myself coffee mug by PublicDomainProducts Attitude is the best offense…

You purchase helps The Daily Keep publishing...