30 Mar '16, 1am

Growing Trend: Agriculture in Our New York City Schools

Growing Trend: Agriculture in Our New York City Schools

It no longer seems strange to hear that children in New York City public schools are growing their own food; in fact, it has almost become the new norm. Of the 1800 public schools in the city, nearly one-third now have school gardens registered with GrowNYC , and this number has been growing by 75-100 gardens every year since the registry was begun in 2011. This agricultural trend has found broad support from many organizations and foundations providing resources and funding, as well as from public officials. One outspoken proponent of school gardens, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, announced that she would dedicate up to $1 million in capital funding for “innovative school gardening projects”

Full article: http://greenhomenyc.org/blog/growing-trend-agriculture-in...

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