A tree grows in Brooklyn... and so do kale, apples & worms
Published in Inside - Volume XVI, No. 3
In October, PS 216 (the Arturo Toscanini Elementary School) in Brooklyn launched its Edible Garden, a quarter-acre lot recently transformed from asphalt to work- and plant-friendly soil. The project is a joint effort among the school, the city and Edible Schoolyard, a national organization that integrates gardening and cooking into school curricula.
“The Edible Schoolyard NYC program improves the way our children eat by helping them learn where food comes from and how healthy food can be delicious as well as nutritious,” said Christiane Baker, Edible Schoolyard NYC Executive Director and a current TC nutrition student. TC’s Nutrition Education program is partnering with Edible Schoolyard to develop curricula in a range of subjects to support both garden- and classroom-based learning.