Winter is here – and our school is under scaffolding – BUT, thanks to Macy’s and our favorite Santa’s Helpers, we were blessed to turn our scaffolding into an amazing Winter Wonderland that has become the Pride of CS 55 and a source of inspiration for all of Claremont Village. On the coldest day of[…]
Just last week we were thrilled to host our sister city program, Green St. Louis Machine and Mathews-Dickey Boys and Girls Club. Traveling all the way from Missouri – the “Show Me State” – we showed them a GREEN BRONX MACHINE GOOD TIME and picked our own Tower Garden Salad! With Chef Bill Yosses and[…]
We are proud to be rolling out Green Bronx Machine Mobile Classroom Kitchen units across the country and Canada with our colleagues at Port Equip. This lightweight, highly affordable, USDA, NFS, UL approved, 100% portable, plug and play, commercial kitchen is transforming culinary arts and access in schools and programs everywhere – with state of[…]
I am thrilled to report that co-author Suzie Boss and I have completed the manuscript for our book: The Power Of A Plant, to be released by Rodale this May, which highlights my personal odyssey as a teacher as well as the amazing Green Bronx Machine story. I’m honored to be donating proceeds to support[…]
Part of Effort to Improve Access to Fresh Food and Nutrition Education in Underserved Communities SOUTH BRONX, NEW YORK – Green Bronx Machine has been awarded a $25,000 grant from Newman’s Own Foundation, the independent foundation created by the late actor and philanthropist, Paul Newman. Newman’s Own Foundation made the award to Green Bronx Machine as part[…]
We are back to school and hit the ground running! We’re so proud to debut our Back to School Video highlighting the completed National Health Wellness and Learning Center classroom and our May 10th Celebration with NYS Education Chancellor Dr. Betty Rosa and our Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. Watch the Video
Our back to school fair was the best ever, and we distributed over 250 pounds of vegetables straight from our school garden. Check out the size of those eggplants!
The entire team is flattered that our first TED Talk now has over 1,000,000 Views, and our program and classroom technology have come a long way since. At GBM we are dedicated to always moving forward fueled by the energy, innovation and spirit of our children.
In August we were presented with the Martin L. Mathews Award for Nonprofit Leadership by Mr. Martin Mathews himself at the Mathews-Dickey Boys and Girls Club which has served over 2 Million Children over six decades. These are the kinds of partnerships we are so proud of.
We were proud to be featured on the speaker panel and that the National Health, Wellness & Learning Center hosted some of the brightest minds in our classroom to kick off NYC AgTech Week with Agritecture leading the industry in innovation.
Make sure to follow his latest adventures on Stephen’s Facebook Page.
Stephen Ritz, founder of the Green Bronx Machine and Global Teacher Prize Finalist, will be awarded the Martin L. Mathews Award for Nonprofit Leadership on August 27th from the Mathews-Dickey Boys & Girls Club in St. Louis, Missouri. GBM shares the MDBGC values of involving “youth in fun and engaging activities that promote healthy lifestyles,[…]