Nonprofit or community organization
Last modified: March 17, 2011, 3:28 PM
Edible Schoolyard NYC is a nonprofit organization that partners with public schools to build gardens and kitchen classrooms in an effort to give children the knowledge, skills and environment required to change the way they eat for life. Edible Schoolyard NYC is dedicated to integrating organic gardening and fresh, seasonal and nutritious cooking into New York City's public school educational curricula, culture and food environments. Students who participate in the Edible Schoolyard program learn about the connection between their everyday food choices and the health of the community, the environment, and themselves. Through our lessons, we work to foster sound nutritional practices, responsible food choices, and environmental stewardship in the urban growing environment of New York City. Edible Schoolyard NYC is committed to making an edible education accessible to all of New York City's one million public school children.