Green Bronx Machine

Transforming the lives of students through whole-school curriculum, high-performing schools, and urban gardens.


Growing vegetables that grow communities

Originally an after-school initiative created by life-long educator Stephen Ritz and his students, Green Bronx Machine has evolved into a school-wide model that can be fully integrated into curricula for all ages.



Eating their way to spectacular academic performance

Green Bronx Machine builds healthy, equitable, and resilient communities through inspired education, local food systems, and workforce development.

Dedicated to cultivating minds and harvesting hope, its school-based model uses urban agriculture aligned to key school performance indicators. This work grows healthy students and healthy schools that can transform struggling, fragmented neighborhoods into inclusive, thriving communities.

Green Bronx Machine envisions growing healthy communities where those who are “apart from” will become “part of.” It focuses on solutions that benefit 100% of society to create a world where people do not have to leave their community to live in, learn from, or earn in a better one.

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Inspiring healthy eating for students and teachers.
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Immersive lesson plans for all subjects
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Current happenings at Green Bronx Machine
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The mission, vision, and yearly impact.
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