In the words of famous Yankee broadcaster Phil Rizzuto, “Holy cow!” June 30th was Green Bronx Machine Day at Yankee Stadium! We were honored to be seated in the Judge’s Chambers, highlighted on the world-famous Yankees scoreboard, and featured in a viral Yankees tweet. See for yourself:
From Major League to major leaf – our Food For Others Garden is just bursting with good food: tomatoes, eggplants, peppers, collards, cucumbers, and basil. It’s a feast for the senses! This year we’ve had more volunteers than ever, and we’re grateful for everyone’s participation. We’re already harvesting and delivering food across the borough.
Speaking of harvest, we are so proud to launch the new series, “Tower to Table to Tummy” filmed LIVE in our classroom with produce grown right on our Tower Garden. All the episodes are child-friendly, require no stove, and are perfect for school programs or family activities. Check out our first episode, featuring a Mouth-Watering Watermelon Arugula Salad:
We’re proud to have an international cohort of interns this summer, and our summer employee, Jily – a graduate of our program – who’s gearing up for high school and earned her first paycheck ever!
We’ll be working all the way through the summer making sure that students are well-read and well-fed to get ready to open school, after-school, and programming safely when students return in September. Your support is most crucial at this time of year, as students need uniforms and school supplies in preparation for class. THIS YEAR WE ANTICIPATE OUR GREATEST NEED EVER!