The Arturo Toscanini School in Gravesend, Brooklyn transformed part of the existing parking into an educational organic vegetable and fruit garden. The project, completed in 2014, by WORKac includes three major components: a vegetable and fruit garden, a green house and an indoor kitchen classroom. It was developed in Gravesend, one of the lowest percentages of open, green spaces in Brooklyn.
It is New York’s first Edible Schoolyard in collaboration with Edible Schoolyard NYC, a founding affiliate of the Edible Schoolyard Project started in Berkeley, California by Alice Waters. Alice developed the “Edible Schoolyard Berkley” a leading model program for edible education where students participate in all aspects of growing, harvesting and preparing nutritious seasonal produce: “Teachers and the garden staff work together to link garden experiences with students’ science and humanities lessons for truly integrated experiential learning.”