This is amazing inspiring. Please read and watch Stephen Ritz on TED.com.

Green Momma Adventures

Stephen Ritz: A teacher growing green in the South Bronx | Video on TED.com.

“A parent and teacher in the South Bronx, Ritz has noticed his students getting larger and more sickly over the years, not to mention the fact that they’re parsing fewer options for earning a living. So Ritz began working with his students to grow “indoor edible walls,” beautiful living murals, full of greenery. Not only does food from the walls get served in the school cafeteria as well as in local shelters — creating the walls has become a full-scale business for Ritz’s students. The project has snowballed into designing an office wall in Boston, building green roofs in South Hampton, making gardens for 100 other New York City schools and even installing a large wall in Rockefeller Center.”

So, how do we get more projects like this in schools? They are perfect for challenge/problem/project…

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