Sunday, 23 September 2012

Stephen Ritz: The Green Bronx Machine


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Stephen  Ritz is a enthusiastic and passionate speaker who through his love for helping the disadvantaged and the environment has found himself in a damn cool niche; providing productive and beautiful green installations on the walls, rooftops and classrooms of New York City.




Stephen founded 'The Bronx Machine' in 2005, an urban agriculture education program that integrates farming and technology into classrooms of South Bronx. The result is hundreds of kilograms of organic produce and job opportunities for local public school students. With many students coming from trying circumstances, Stephen's programs give them the skills and hope to make a better life for themselves.




 
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'A whirlwind of energy and ideas, Stephen Ritz is a teacher in New York's tough South Bronx, where he and his kids grow lush gardens for food, greenery -- and jobs.'
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