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Defunding School Gardens Jeopardizes More Than Kids’ Learning About Food

NYC community interest in them is skyrocketing, but the city cut GrowNYC anyway

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Photo courtesy of Edible Schoolyard NYC

In 2015, Bianca Bibiloni, a science teacher at P.S. 14 in Corona, Queens, built a raised bed garden on top of a concrete schoolyard after attending a free workshop given by GrowNYC, the nonprofit that runs over…

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Andrea Strong

Andrea Strong

Andrea Strong is a journalist who covers the intersection of food, policy, business and law. She is also the founder of the NYC Healthy School Food Alliance.

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