“You don’t run a Ferrari on vinegar,” said Stephen Ritz, Bronx native and award-winning food-focused educator. We follow his story (and his cheese hat) through his home borough to point to the nutrition-linked causes of poor graduation rates in the Bronx. Then we head to Gotham Greens, an investor-backed urban farm and greenhouse already changing access to healthy foods in under-resourced communities.
The Bronx, 57.5%: Part 3 – Bronx Food Warriors
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The cost of irrigation water and urban farming
Don’t Count Out Vertical Farms -- Indoor Ag Might Use More Energy to Use Less Land, Fertilizer, and Pesticide
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Jonathan Toews launches agricultural program with Chicago Public Schools
The Bronx Times - Intrepid Honors Hometown Heroes
Wall Street Journal: A Prize Teacher Tends to the Bronx
Green Bronx Machine: Founder & Volunteer
We believe that healthy students help drive healthy schools, and that healthy schools are at the heart of healthy communities. We envision growing healthy communities where those who are “apart from” will become “part of” new solutions that benefit 100% of society; a world where people do not have to leave their community to live, learn and earn in a better one. Together, we can grow something greater! Ready, set, GROW!