"Steve Ritz was just like any other parent, doing his best to get by. Then tragedy struck.
He went to teach in one of the most troubled schools in the South Bronx.
During his work, he discovered that most of the kids who are considered learning disabled wouldn't have been if they'd had proper prenatal nutrition.
One day, someone sent him a donation of daffodil bulbs.
So he and the kids created the Green Bronx Machine.
Together, they've created a school curriculum around healthy eating and gardening.
The bottom line: Teaching kids how to grow things helps them grow.
Watch the video and hear their story:
Want to help them make their program even better?
Indoor Teaching Farm – we will teach students hands-on about food from seed to harvest, and will connect lessons to classroom curriculum.
Teaching Kitchen – we will teach students how to prepare and cook the vegetables they have just grown to create delicious, healthy meals.
Media and Resource Center – students will have access to computers for data recording and analysis, and internet for research and inter-classroom lessons with other schools across the country and internationally.
Indoor Community Farm – we will grow enough food to send 100 students per week home with bags of fresh vegetables, 52 weeks per year.
If you'd like to help make it a reality, you can donate here."
Fonte e imagens: http://www.upworthy.com/his-class-attendance-went-from-40-to-93-because-of-a-garden?c=ufb1