Tag: Grow to Learn

IN OUR CURRENT ISSUE: New York City Gets Its Very Own Rice Paddy

Educators at the Learning Garden on Randall’s Island work to help kids born in a land of pavement understand that most food starts in the dirt, not the supermarket. Beyond the usual carrots and tomatoes, they decided in 2010 to add one of the world’s most ubiquitous foods to the crops they grow: rice.

Start a School Garden: Apply by November 20 for $2,000 Grow-to-Learn Grants

Over the past few years we’ve watched as parents and teachers which a knack for turning parking lots into produce launch a slew of mini farm projects at New York City public schools. Launched last year with help from The Mayor’s Office and GrowNYC, The Citywide School Gardens Initiative hopes to help them, providing not just supplies and expert advice from the community gardeners at the GrowNYC Greenthumb program, but literal seed money. They call the program Grow to Learn, and until November 30 you can apply for a $2,000 grant to start or enhance a garden for schoolkids.