INTRODUCTION AND SUMMARY
In the 2012-13 school year, GrowNYC worked with 20,000 New York City youth who might not otherwise have had any exposure to nature, nutrition education, or environmental action. In a city as large as New York, where some kids don’t leave their borough for years at a time, it is critical that our children experience the natural world beyond weeds growing in empty lots and food from the corner bodega.
GrowNYC gives them an opportunity to do so by providing programs that address and educate about a wide spectrum of environmental topics, such as air and water quality, planting and caring for trees, nutritional health, growing fresh food, energy and sources of energy, and how recycling works and why it matters.
In the last decade, students have planted, 15,500 new tress in New York City