Stephen Ritz, and the Green Bronx Machine

//Stephen Ritz, and the Green Bronx Machine

Stephen Ritz, and the Green Bronx Machine

Stephen Ritz is a teacher at Discovery High School in the Bronx, NY. Working in special education, he works with "the most marginalized and disenfranchised [students] in New York City." In 2009, his students built an "edible wall" in their science class. That led to the creation of the Green Bronx Machine, "an urban agriculture education program that integrates farming and technology into the classroom to yield organic produce and job opportunities for public high school students in the South Bronx."

It is important to note that in 2011, despite the success and popularity of the programs initiated by Mr. Ritz, his school administration moved his classroom to the basement and told him to stop growing food. Seriously, stop and think about that while you watch the videos…

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