Healthy children are at the heart of healthy schools, and healthy schools are at the heart of resilient communities.
% Food Insecurity
for residents of the South Bronx
% Child Poverty
rate in the South Bronx
at our school. Increased from 40%
% passing rates
at our school on NYS Exams
National Health, Wellness & Learning Center
Food For Others Garden
JVL Wildcat Academy
Tastes of the World
Green Bronx Machine is proud to announce that we are the first partners of the Change Food Idea Accelerator Program. As a part of this program, our Mobile Kitchen Classroom will be featured and promoted throughout the year, and at the November 2016 Change Food Fest in New York City. See you there!
Nothing could be more more inspiring than an invite to the White House. Citing “the work you do day-in and day-out to serve the youth of this country,” we were honored to be invited and present at State of STEM in the White House. Along with our partner chef, William “Bill” Yosses, we installed a Tower[…]
How A Great Teacher Cultivates Veggies (And Kids) In The Bronx — In 17 Photos For those who want to hear the sounds and see the sights of our classroom, we urge you to check out the National Public Radio feature complete with audio interviews of students, parents, teachers and featuring amazing pictures of our[…]
NY Times: Tastes of the World Kids Cooking Pavilion – Go Green Bronx Machine! Once again, we were proud to be featured in the NY Times Tastes of the World Kids Cooking Pavilion. With our Tower Gardens in tow – we set up shop with Chef Yosses and some of the nation’s most recognized chefs to[…]
Thanks to our dear friends at KHDA, Knowledge and Human Development Authority, who came to visit us last year here in the Bronx, El Capitan was invited to speak at What Works – in the heart of Dubai! Cheese hat on his head and bow-tie on his neck, El Capitan delivered a SI SE PUEDE[…]
Inspired by our soft launch video, GBM was featured in the Change Food Newsletter where it was announced that we are the 2016 Idea Accelerator for the Change Food Fest this fall here in NYC. This first ever, iconic event organized by Change Food with Diane Hatz and team will be the new standard. The Change Food[…]
On January 4th, Green Bronx Machine officially launched The National Health, Wellness and Learning Center at CS55! What was originally unused library space is now a sustainable and entirely self-sufficient garden, classroom, and kitchen; a 21st Century State of the Art Learning Facility. The opening of the Center allows Green Bronx Machine to keep doing[…]
Developed right here by Green Bronx Machine and PortEquip, this exciting mobile, professional grade kitchen is revolutionary in the world of culinary and nutritional education. Fully equipped with a sink, stove, oven, refrigerator, steamer, and storage space, the Green Bronx Machine Mobile Classroom Kitchen is easily maneuvered and can travel to any classroom at CS55![…]
The National Health, Wellness and Learning Center has been certified as a School Garden to School Cafe Site by the New York City Department of Education. This endorsement allows the Center to use produce grown at CS55 in meals served in our very own school cafeteria using school employees to prepare the meals, meaning we are even[…]
We’ve had some great things going on here in the past few months, and things are looking great for 2016 as well! First, Green Bronx Machine was featured on PBS in the documentary In Defense of Food, featuring best-selling author Michael Pollan – you can still watch it online. On January 6 El Capitan traveled to Detroit[…]
ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: In the South Bronx in New York City, one of the poorest communities in the country, you can find one of NPR’s 50 Great Teachers. His school, Community School 55, doesn’t have a lot of money. The students live in public housing. Many of them have seen violence at home or in[…]
PBS will spotlight Stephen Ritz and the work Green Bronx Machine is doing in the community to help kids stay in school until graduation between 3PM and 4PM on PBS.