TRANSCRIPTION: My name is Steven Ritz. I am the author of The Power of the Plant and founder of Green Bronx Machine and we are here in the National Health Wellness and Learning Center celebrating the art of healthy living because I believe the art and science of growing vegetables aligned to content area instruction[…]
The Jonathan Toews Foundation teamed up with Green Bronx Machine to equip 40 schools in Chicago with the resources to teach students through growing healthy food.
“You don’t run a Ferrari on vinegar,” said Stephen Ritz, Bronx native and award-winning food-focused educator. We follow his story (and his cheese hat) through his home borough to point to the nutrition-linked causes of poor graduation rates in the Bronx. Then we head to Gotham Greens, an investor-backed urban farm and greenhouse already changing[…]
In the years of creating episodes for our national television series, Growing a Greener World on PBS, we’ve had the privilege of meeting and featuring some of the world’s most genuine heroes to tell their extraordinary stories. Each is doing something incredible for people or the planet through organic gardening, healthy food, nurturing sustainable lifestyles[…]
“A teacher changed an entire community with some seeds”
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.
Stephen Ritz of the Green Bronx Machine dishes on coupling urban farming and economic development in the South Bronx at VERGE 2015. “Engaged communities are healthy communities, and healthy communities are resilient communities,” said Ritz. The Green Bronx Machine engages the community with its school programs where kids grow food in their local urban environment[…]
A life-long Bronx resident and educator, Stephen Ritz has come up with a unique way to engage his students and change their surroundings.
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On March 7, Stephen took to the stage at TEDxManhattan 2015 to share his vision for the new Green Bronx Machine: building the National Health and Wellness Center at CS 55 in a 100 year old school building!
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TEACHERS CHANGE LIVES! See the newest 2 minute video!
Watch us on Jennifer Lopez’s TNT Special: Neighborhood Sessions January 14, 2015