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A look back at 53K @ 437’s trip to the BBG.


Congratulations to the SEVENTEEN school sites that were awarded mini-grants from Grow to Learn this year! It is a new record for D75!

Read all about it below in an excerpt from urban ag news!

Press Release – NEW YORK – Green Bronx Machine (GBM), a nationally recognized non-profit organization dedicated to helping students live happier and healthier lives, is partnering with Empire BlueCross BlueShield (Empire) to launch [a fully] wheelchair accessible farm and teaching kitchen in America at P.S. 721x, a District 75 school in the Bronx dedicated to educating students living with disabilities.

“Our students and faculty are so excited and so grateful to Empire and Green Bronx Machine for this classroom makeover that inspires healthy living, healthy learning, and creates 21st century career and college readiness.”

~ Frank Degennaro, Principal, P.S. 721x

On Wednesday, February 13th, GBM and Empire will host a ribbon-cutting event at the school to unveil the new, in-school farm. In addition to the wheelchair accessible farm and teaching kitchen, P.S. 721x teachers and students will receive GBMs fully integrated health and wellness curriculum, a GBM Mobile Classroom Kitchen—a fully portable “indoor food truck” complete with sink, refrigerator, convection oven and food warmer and a media studio where students can participate in video conferences with other schools and organizations, post updates to social media, live stream educational programming and older students can record practice interview sessions.

Congratulations to all of the D75 schools that were chosen for the Grow to Learn and Office of Sustainability grants! This year 14 school gardens were funded through Grow to Learn and another 9 schools received Sustainability funds for projects including water bottle refill stations and environmental education programs. Way to go, D75!

There are two upcoming grants from the Office of Sustainability and DSNY/ The Citizens Committee for New York City that you should apply for! Details below…

2018-2019 Sustainability Grant Poster

Green Team Mini-Grant Flyer

Congratulations to 53K @ Spring Creek for being in the TOP 5 Youth Garden Grant winners over 800 schools that applied! Here is the link to read more about the grant and Kid’s Gardening organization: 2018 Kid’s Gardening Youth Garden Grant winners.  Spring Creek, we can’t wait to see the fruits of your labor.


“Digging Deeper: Edible Schoolyard NYC Spring Training Course Application”

This is a tasty professional development opportunity, but you must fill out the application by December 20, 2014


This just in from JaneGoodall’s “Roots & Shoots” group (say that three times fast):

How to Apply for a Roots & Shoots Grant

1) Free Professional Development Course

The first step in the process is for your coaches and teachers to sign up for the professional development course offered by Roots & Shoots! The course is completely free, open to everyone (educator or not), and is online – so can be taken anywhere/ any time. Course starts July 7th at

2) Mini-Grants

Once the educators complete the course, NYC-based educators are eligible for mini-grants of $200 ($350 for animal-related projects) to support their students in implementing community-based projects.

3) In addition to the professional development course and mini-grants, we are working on offering NYC educators further support in the form of:
  • In-person support and events to network and connect with Roots & Shoots staff
  • In-class presentations by Roots & Shoots staff to engage students and help guide them to identify their service learning campaign ideas
  • Opportunities to connect with Roots & Shoots community collaborators to support your service learning campaign


Multiple teachers from one school site are all welcome to register. Each registrant will be eligible for their own small community grant.