BCC and Earth Day
Earth Day in April was a natural fit for science of Geological Agriculture, a new STEM field at BCC. Better known as “GeoAg,” it focuses on growing plants for food in inner-city environments using inexpensive materials such as rocks rather than soil. Led by Dietetic and Nutrition Coordinator Charmiane Aleong, the BCC Food and Garden Club demonstrated how this is done with a virtual “The Bronx on The Rock Earth Day Showcase.”
Meanwhile, BCC’s GeoAg Director Richard Campbell was part of a number of virtual Earth Day events that week, including “Earth Day: Miami on the Rocks.” “We planted seeds in 11 types of Miami rocks,” he reported.
GeoAg and Garden Club students from BCC also took part in the Earth Day-themed “The (Re)Cycling of Life: Latinidad and Environment Workshop Reading” the culminating event for the Letras Latinas environmental workshop organized by Department of English Professor Grisel Y Acosta.