Healthy Kids, Healthy Schools

At Wagner Middle School, GrowNYC is bringing together all of our hands-on programs, everything from nutrition to tree planting to gardening. For an entire year, our staff educates young people about how to lead lives that improve their personal health and that of the environment around them; so that eating, growing, learning, and going green become second nature. Programming included pop-up farm stands for families, cafeteria recycling roll-outs, pizza box solar ovens, and more.

Highlights from this year were getting all 1,200 students to participate in the cafeteria recycling program, motivating 85 students and their families to plant a new school garden, and of course the 400 pounds of mulch students planted around trees on 76th Street, adjacent to Wagner.

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