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My Edible Classroom Gives Deprived New York Kids a Reason to Attend School

The Guardian UK – August 20, 2014
By Matthew Jenkin

My Edible Classroom Gives Deprived New York Kids a Reason to Attend School Stephen Ritz is a teacher in New York’s deprived South Bronx district where he began a pioneering project to farm plants and vegetables indoors at Discovery High School. The school’s so-called “edible walls” gave birth to the Green Bronx Machine, a project that helps other schools in the US start their own agricultural programmes to teach children healthy eating, environmental awareness and life skills. As well as continuing his educational work in New York, Stephen travels the world promoting the value of growing fresh produce, both in schools and the wider community. The Green Bronx Machine was an accidental success.…
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