You’re never too young to learn that the ground is what sustains us all, and over the past decade and a half, groups of two-to-five year olds from the Battery Park City Day Nursery have been planting, watering and caring for flowers and herbs at the Liberty Community Garden.
Commenting of this year’s crop, administrative director and parent liaison Judy Sklover said, “the children have been tending a Nursery garden plot for over 15 years and it’s a joy to see their interest in caring for what they’ve grown. This season we plan on making lavender butter and sugar.”
Today, the children who first planted seeds there are preparing to apply for college. As Whitman observed, “the powerful play continues.”