Green Bronx Machine
What is 'Green Bronx Machine'?
Founded in 2011 by Global Teacher Prize finalist and life-long educator Stephen Ritz, Green Bronx Machine is a New York-based nonprofit dedicated to engaging, educating, and inspiring students from marginalized communities through urban agriculture. In partnership with Tower Garden, Green Bronx Machine uses aeroponic gardening to grow healthy students and high-performing schools. What started as an afterschool program has since evolved into a critically acclaimed curriculum that has been incorporated by educational institutions around the world.
From the classroom to the community, Green Bronx Machine’s program and education resources have had a direct impact on the health, wellness, and academic performance of students involved. Tower Garden is a proud partner and sponsor of the program, and is committed to providing schools and teachers with the resources they need to incorporate similar lesson plans into their core curriculum.