The Edible Academy at NYBG

The Edible Academy at NYBG
Address
2900 Southern Blvd
City
Bronx
State
NY
Zip
10458
Description

The Botanical Garden teaches children about good nutrition and how to grow healthful foods. Our premier site for teaching these lessons is the Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden, a 1.5-acre garden where children get hands-on gardening instruction, from planting to harvesting. Children also learn how to cook simple, healthy dishes from their freshly harvested crops.

Phone Number
(718) 817-8700
Director, Manager or CEO
Toby Adams
About
The Edible Academy is a rich platform of education, hands-on activities, and interactive programs that help children, their families, and their teachers learn about growing and preparing vegetables, fruits, and herbs while helping them gain enthusiasm for and lifelong interest in gardening and healthful living. The Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden-and its groundbreaking programming-is at the heart of the Edible Academy and the future site of a new, state-of-the-art building that will serve as the hub for edible education at NYBG.
Year Started
1956
Major Funders
Met Life Foundation
Organization Type
Garden Education, Nutrition Education
Latest Projects
On going different workshops-The Family Garden receives more than 40,000 visits annually, approximately 50% of these from Bronx children and their families. By teaching good nutrition habits and basic gardening skills, the Garden is empowering youngsters with knowledge that will serve them for a lifetime.
Interesting Fact
The Family Garden receives more than 40,000 visits annually, approximately 50% of these from Bronx children and their families. By teaching good nutrition habits and basic gardening skills, the Garden is empowering youngsters with knowledge that will serve them for a lifetime.
Areas Served
Bronx
Core Programs
Garden education for children and adults, cooking classes, hands-on gardening for children.
Major Issues
Cooking Education/Skills, Nutrition Education (Children/Youth), Nutrition Education (Adult)
Hours of Operation
Spring, Summer, Fall-daily from 1pm-6pm
Non-profit?
Nonprofit
Vimeo (Channel)
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