PS 84 in Williamsburg is holding their 2nd Annual Garden Party on June 2, 2012 from 11-4. They will be unveiling their state-of-the-art hydroponic laboratory classroom. This is the first stage for them in their fundraising efforts to build a rooftop Greenhouse Classroom. They plan to partner with NY Sun Works, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing the concepts of urban sustainability and environmental science to NYC's schools.
"This Greenhouse Science Laboratory will serve as an alternative, hands-on classroom. It is built around a 21st-century sustainable urban farm and will be a place for students to grow food, while learning about nutrition, water resource management, efficient land use, biodiversity, conservation, pollution, waste management, and sustainable development. The Greenhouse Classroom will also include hydroponic growing systems, a rainwater catchment system, aquaponics, a weather station and a vermi composting station."