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GrowNYC's Environmental Education Programs

Our Environmental Education programs get kids involved by teaching them how to plant trees, build gardens, grow vegetables, cook with solar ovens, and teach fellow students the hows and whats of recycling and healthy eating. Our four core education programs engage children from all five boroughs.

Greenmarket Youth Education Project

The Greenmarket Youth Education Project connects thousands of New York City school children with Greenmarkets, farmers, and chefs through fun, interactive learning experiences like at-market school tours, farmer classroom visits, interactive cooking classes, and farm field trips.

Grow to Learn NYC

Grow to Learn NYC, the Citywide School Gardens Initiative, was established in 2010 as a public-private partnership between GrowNYC, the Mayors Fund to Advance New York City, and several government agency partners, with a mission to inspire, promote and facilitate the creation of sustainable gardens in public schools throughout New York City.

Learn It, Grow It, Eat It

Learn it, Grow it, Eat It is a hands-on education program which empowers teens to take control of their health and to help others do so through hands-on food growing in Bronx community gardens, managing a community farm-stand, nutrition education, and by teaching their communities about the links between personal health, healthy eating, and the environment.

NYC Public School Recycling Champions Program

Recycling Champions works hands-on in multiple schools in each borough to develop model school recycling programs. By working with faculty, students, custodians, and parents, we involve the entire school community and develop best practices. Recycling Champions has created a comprehensive tool-kit available here to help more NYC schools recycle every day.

Environmental Education

Environmental Education uses academic-based service learning programs to educate young people about the environmental consequences of their choices, teaches them to improve the environment in which they live, and increases their interest in environmental sciences and issues.