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Rock N Grow
Concert for Youth Education

Thanks for coming out and kicking-off our40th Anniversary. The bands wereterrific and the atmosphere was lively. View Pictures!

Wednesday, March 3 at 8:00 PM
Sullivan Hall (214 Sullivan St between Bleecker & W. 3rd St).

Featuring:

Davey and the Trainwreck 2/3 Goat Pie Boys Flat

Click here for directions to Sullivan Hall.

Cash bar and complimentary Greenmarket snacks.
Rock N' Grow generously sponsored by .

Rock N' Grow Benefits:

Learn It, Grow It, Eat It: (LGE) educates teens on the connection between food, health and the environment. Working in four South Bronx high schools, LGE youth learn how to grow herbs, fruits and vegetables at three local community gardens and develop an array of skills ranging from botany, research and data collection to cooking, carpentry, team-building and leadership development. In summer, LGE interns run their own farm stand and teach community members about nutrition and its relation to health and the environment.

Environmental Education: Middle and high school students learn about the resources that sustain our planet: water, air, trees, wildlife and realize that their actions and behaviors have consequences. Every day in schools across NYC, students participate in service learning programs ranging from monitoring subway noise and leaks to planting hundreds of trees to protect the watershed, creating a greener, healthier world,one block at a time.

Youthmarket: 8 youth-run urban farm stands are staffed by teens from the communities in which they are located and co-organized by GrowNYC and a local community group. Teens serve up healthy, local produce while learning entrepreneurial skills for future career choices. They are bringing healthy food to their communities, which are selected for their lack of access to fresh fruits and vegetables and their high prevalence of overweight, obesity,and diet-related health problems. In the process they create vibrant community hubs.

Greenmarket Education: Connects thousands of city children with regional farmers to help them gain an understanding of local agriculture and the importance of eating fresh, seasonal foods. Through fun, interactive activities, peer-to-peer programming, and standards-based educational materials, children build an understanding of how food choices impact their bodies, the environment and their communities. Last year we launched an in-school program that brings farmers and Greenmarket staff to NYC classrooms, piloted our seed-to-plate cooking classes, and developed curricula and materials to enhance the experience. This spring we are piloting a standards-aligned 4th-7th grade curriculum in collaboration with the graduate program in nutrition at Columbia Teachers College which integrates the four components of Greenmarkets Youth Education Project -- market tours, cooking classes, local farm visits, and in-class farmer visits.