Citizen Farming – Growing the Next Generation of Sustainability Champions
“When we teach children about nature, we teach them to nurture. And when we teach them to nurture, we as a society embrace our better nature.”
165,000 pounds of vegetables later, Stephen’s favorite crop is organically grown citizens, graduates, social and environmental justice advocates, and equity warriors: children who understand their relationship to the world and want to be a positive force for change within it. From the Bronx to Bogota, Cairo to Hong Kong, Detroit to Doha, Denver to Dubai, Medellin to Milan, Chicago to Shanghai, the Arctic Circle to Los Angeles, Stephen’s students are inspiring healthy living and inspiring healthy learning, using the Green Bronx Machine Classroom Curriculum. From surviving to thriving, see these students in action and learn how they’re working to grow a brighter, greener future.