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GrowNYC Annual Report 2012 | Randall’s Island Learning Garden

IMG_2305Randall’s Island Learning Garden

The 13,000 sq. ft. urban farm—complete with chickens and a rice paddy—saw 37 school groups coming through, where close to 1,000 NYC school children spenta day outside learning and farming. Working in partnership with Randall’s Island Park Alliance, students learned about where their food comes from, how to grow it, and how to care for egg laying hens. Healthy food consumption is encouraged as students blend healthy beverages using their energy on the bicycle blender. With help from Bloomberg volunteers and others, RILG has expanded to include an additional 3,000 square feet of space. We are proud of the positive response from students and teachers, who most often leave the garden with the question: “When can we come back?”

Click HERE to learn more about Randall’s Island Learning Garden.