We know what we do, and the difference it makes in the lives of our students, trainees, market customers and volunteers. But its always nice to be recognized too!
NY POST- The Next Big Things- BEST NYC HIGH SCHOOLS!
Founded after 9/11, this
420-student school in the old Wingate HS building pairs challenging
academics with civic-mindedness. Students till a one-acre farm, growing
heirloom tomatoes, eggplant, sorrel, strawberries, herbs, and more. Some
800 pounds of pesticide-free produce is sold at the school’s Farmers
Market -- which accepts food stamps. The Go Green class covers biology
and health. Students devote up to 1,000 hours in homeless shelters, soup
kitchens, tutoring centers. Pupils enter a legal or medical academy.
Ninety percent of last year’s grades enrolled in college — including Ivy
CLEAN PLATES - Brooklyn’s Youth Farm: Sowing the Seeds of a New $1 Menu
"The Youth Farm programs instill students with greater awareness and
respect for the environment and their own bodies: Students learn that
water is healthier than Red Bull — and thanks to water jugs on cafeteria
tables, they’re drinking more water than before — which foods are
filled with corn syrup and how diet relates to diabetes, how orange
peels become compost and the importance of recycling. One student, Sean,
cut fast food from his diet and then convinced his mother to buy a
juicer. Another Go Green participant, Shineka Williams, reports students
have also discovered: “Organic food doesn’t taste nasty.”"