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.
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.
Grow to Learn serves as a one-stop shop for school gardens activities across the city and we collaborate with government agencies, non-profits, private corporations, teachers, schools, parents, kids and individuals who impact or want to support public school gardens.
Grow to Learn offers:
- Mini grant funding to start or expand school gardens
- Technical garden assistance
- Workshops and educational opportunities for school gardeners
- A network of 745+ school gardens in all five boroughs
Our Partnership With Green Beetz
Grow to Learn has partnered with Green Beetz since 2015 to deliver their holistic food-based curriculum to 5th & 6th graders city-wide. Green Beetz is a non-profit organization with the mission to empower elementary and middle schoolers to navigate the complex issues surrounding food in the 21st century. Participating schools receive a robust 21-lesson, common core aligned nutrition and STEM based curriculum that helps connects their school garden to their classroom. In the 2017-2018 school year Green Beetz reached over 1700 students in 24 schools across New York City through Grow to Learn.