The National Health, Wellness & Learning Center at CS 55

We inherited a 60 x 25 foot empty library in a 100+ year old school building, and we turned it into the National Health, Wellness & Learning Center at CS 55, a community school in the South Bronx; an innovative and engaging wonderland where students and teachers grow their way and work towards a brighter future.

Healthy Students + Healthy Schools = Healthy Communities

We believe that healthy students are at the heart of healthy schools, and healthy schools are at the heart of healthy communities. By integrating plant-based teaching with core school curriculum, we grow healthy food, healthy students and healthy academic performance.

Thank you for supporting Bronx educator Stephen Ritz (AKA El Capitan ) and Green Bronx Machine in our effort to build the facility that is a model for expansion across the nation.

Vegetables Grown and Cooked in School….OH MY!

So just what is the National Health and Wellness Center?  It is a place of inquiry and wonder, inspiration and aspiration, a place full of tactile and experiential learning opportunities for students and teachers.

  • Indoor Teaching Farm, with seven Tower Garden systems that keep crops growing fresh regardless of the weather outside
  • A Traditional Grow Light System
  • A Seedling Development System
  • Electricity-Generating Bicycles
  • Media and Resource Center, stocked with Common Core curriculum guides and lesson plans so that our educators and students can maximize the benefits of the space
  • An Outdoor Garden with raised garden beds and self-irrigation system
  • The Green Bronx Machine Mobile Classroom Kitchen!


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One of the kindest and brightest souls we knew - Wayne has not passed away, he has passed on and we must honor his legacy!

Twitter feed video.One of the kindest and brightest souls we knew - Wayne has not passed away, he has passed on and we must honor his legacy!
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Wayne Roberts — a Toronto activist and writer — has died at the age of 76 of Leukemia. He leaves behind his wife and children, but also a legacy of advocacy rooted in food security. @Natalie_Kalata spoke with community members about how they're remembering him.

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For all our #westcoast followers, you can see our students on the #seasonfinale of @CrashTestShow TODAY at 12:30 pm on @ScienceChannel! Let us know what you think of the episode 👍