We love being a part of this Bronx school garden project at The New School for Leadership and the Arts, MS244, along with New York Cares and Saint Barnabas Hospital’s Teen Health Center. Read all about it on the Riverdale Press.
— The Bronx now has only 15 fewer community and school gardens and farms than Manhattan. We have long felt that it’s time for the rest of New York City to recognize the Bronx as a vital part of the local food web. It seems that the Wall Street Journal agrees with us!
Super cool little post over on the Smithsonian Institution curatorial blog about the history of urban community and school gardens. The photo above shows Dewitt Clinton Park in New York City in 1909.
Satisfy your appetite while helping support an appetite for learning.
Between June 24 – 30, prominent NYC restaurants are generously donating a percentage of menu items to Grow to Learn.
The school’s vegetable garden went unharmed in the theft, but as Hock put it - “Who would want to take vegetables?” The answer, he said - “No one.”
Sadly, this statement is untrue.
Robin Lane Fox offers up Holland as a model for how urban, volunteer-based gardens can become successfully integrated into the patchwork of modern society.
Plans are coming together for a new rooftop school garden that will grow on the roof of a building that houses three separate schools—P.S. 64, the Tompkins Square Middle School and the Earth School—in Manhattan’s East Village. The project has received city and state funds to help it reach fruition, and will hopefully begin to be built this summer.
The city is getting greener thanks to grants just awarded to 29 schools to create garden classrooms.
“Our goal is to have a garden or access to a garden in every public school in the city,” said Marcel Van Ooyen, director of GrowNYC, which awarded the grants with the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City.
The winning schools, spread throughout the five boroughs, won up to $2,000 each to create or expand a school garden.
A very hearty welcome to New York City’s newest urban farm!
Chef and school gardens advocate Alice Waters on why you should eat locally this Earth Day.
A look at how school gardens have been integrated into the Denver Public School system, even to the point of taking the vegetables from seed to table!
Students in Mississippi recently helped build “rain gardens” that help clean rainwater before it makes its way into the water system. Could rain gardens be the next step in schoolyard gardens?