27 Feb '14, 10pm

Our friends at @GreenBXMachine and @TeachForAmerica are bringing vertical gardens to urban schools:

Our friends at @GreenBXMachine and @TeachForAmerica are bringing vertical gardens to urban schools:

As volunteers and teachers around the world gear up for Green Apple Day of Service 2014 next September, Riyaz Gayasaddin and Mike Rennard are working with students in Baltimore City Public Schools to research, plan, plant, harvest and—of course—eat vegetables in indoor vertical gardens in their classrooms. Our friends at Teach for America first told us about Gayasaddin, who is one of their teacher trainers, and Rennard, who is a teacher at Green Street Academy. Gayasaddin was recently profiled in the Baltimore Social Innovation Journal for the work the two are doing and for their hopes to bring vertical gardening to more schools in Baltimore. They are enthusiastic about the lessons that gardening can teach students and about the beauty that vertical gardens can add to a school environment, but their main motivations to begin the project were in the food choices they have w...

Full article: http://www.usgbc.org/articles/vertical-gardens-growing-ta...

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