Dining Out for School Gardens

Dining Out for School Gardens:
An Appetite for Learning

June 24 - 30

Now you can help grow more gardens by dining out for school gardens! Between June 24 30, prominent NYC restaurants are generously donating a percentage of menu items to Grow to Learn.

GrowNYC is the proud co-founder of Grow to Learn NYC: Citywide School Gardens Initiative, a public-private partnership with the Mayors Fund to Advance NYC

Grow to Learn was created to inspire, promote and facilitate the creation of a sustainable school garden in every New York City public school.

We have accomplished a great deal in a short amount of time. Weve:

  • Launchedwww.nyc.gov/growtolearnas the one-stop resource for NYC school gardens;
  • Provided 32 schools with funding to start a school garden during our first round of mini-grants;
  • Collaborated with the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation to provide schools with free garden materials and technical support;
  • Partnered with the NYC Department of Educations Garden to School Caf program to help connect school gardens with school cafeterias to help promote eating fresh, healthy food.

Visit these restaurants and ensure that New York Citys youth are getting outside and growing, and making the connection between whats in the garden with whats on their plates:


Back Forty Sauteed tokoyo turnips (side dish)

Elsewhere Restaurant Eat Drink Local Week prix fixe menu

Gotham Bar and Grill a special $25 Greenmarket menu

Gramercy Tavern Eat Drink Local Week prix fixe menu

The Green Table local artisanal cheese plate

Henry's Greenmarket square meal

Hung Ry Eat Drink Local Week prix fixe menu

I Trulli special Greenmarket Tasting Menu

M Pche-mushroom + asparagus appetizer

Mae Mae Caf -Veggie burger

Northern Spy Food Co.

Riverpark - Mascarpone Ravioli

Salumeria Rosi Parmacottoculatello locale

Battery Park City Shake Shack - summer blackberry cobbler milkshake

Trestle on Tenth- Greenmarket strawberry sundae and spinach gnocchi

wichcraft Asparagus frittata, roasted free-range chicken, and marinated zucchini sandwiches


iCi- A specialEat & Drink Local Menu($46)

Rose Water Eat Drink Local week menu

The Vanderbilt Fleischers Heritage Pork Loin

Interested in supporting Grow to Learn NYC? Donatetoday!
(choose Citywide School Gardens as your program designation)

Grow to Learn is a program of GrowNYC and the Mayors Fund to Advance New York City. Learn more atwww.nyc.gov/growtolearn.

To add your restaurant to this promotion, contact Julie Walsh at jwalsh@grownyc.org

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  • Greenmarket

    Our network of farmers markets, Youthmarkets, Fresh Food Box pick-ups, and Greenmarket Co. ensures that all New Yorkers have access to the freshest, healthiest local food.

  • Recycle

    We blanket the five boroughs with resources like textile and food scrap collection, Stop 'N' Swaps, and free training to make waste reduction easy for all.

  • Garden

    We build and support community and school gardens through tool loans, volunteer days, technical assistance, training, school garden grants and more.

  • Educate

    We foster future environmental stewards by providing 60,000 children each year with programs that provide meaningful interactions with the natural environment.