Started in 2017, this video series focuses on Bronx based activists and creatives whose work is instrumental in shaping the future of the borough.Individuals with profound connections to the Bronx are interviewed in one-on-one conversations. The goal of each interview is to understand the person, their way of thinking, their […]
Thanks to all the parents who participated and gave testimonials of their experience with Green Bronx Machine: Maria Aponte, Diana Basilio, Valerie Echevarria, Carmen Marcano, Sammantha Riboul, and Mrs. Ibrahim. Together we can grow something greater!
70% of 12 year olds have early signs of heart disease, and the culprit lies in the food we serve them in school every day. So when you do things like this, you’re not only teaching young people how to eat well, you’re showing them how fun it is! Listen […]
Thanks to our friend Jonathan Toews, we added an additional 20 schools in the great city of Chicago, complete with Tower Gardens and Green Bronx Machine Classroom Curriculum. This brings the total of Chicago schools to 60 with 100% teacher satisfaction, and we’re just getting started!
Knowledge, education, and innovation are the main ingredients of Green Bronx Machine, the non-profit organization led by Stephen Ritz who turns marginalized students into inclusive and thriving communities through urban farming! One of its main tools? Tower Garden, that makes plants grow without soil! Green Bronx Machine WE GROW VEGETABLES… […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]