Check out this video highlighting Stephen Ritz, the famous Bronx teacher who is changing the lives of students by building curriculum around urban farming in one of the poorest and most diverse neighborhoods in the country. Now, the South Bronx has a distinct economic edge on urban farming because of the high number of skilled individuals able to work in the growing industry.
I wrote about Ritz back in 2012 when I learned of his famous Ted Talk. Check out the link here. I met Stephen and some of his students at the Small Farm Summit at Hofstra University and he is truly one of the most inspirational people I've met. He is doing great things with his students and transforming lives and the Bronx community for the better.