1st July 2022
Education Environment

Yankee Stadium Unveils Tower Garden

Yankee Program Green Bronx Machine

Building upon the “New York Yankees Healthy Home Plate Program”, the famous baseball team has partnered with tower garden and Green Bronx Machine to teach young people the importance of having a healthy nutrition.

“We grow vegetables, our vegetables grow students,” Stephen Ritz said in an interview with mlb.com, “and our students grow high-performing schools and happy, healthy resilient communities.”

The towers were unveiled on Monday 23 at Yankee Stadium’s Gate. The ceremony has seen the participation of community leaders, Yankees executives, local students and pitches Nestor Cortes and Michael King amongst others.

Using the aeroponic garden system of Tower Farms, the structure enables the growth of healthy, fresh produce that requiring marginal resources. It provides a hands-on learning experience for students taking part in the Yankees Program. In addition, from June, items grown in the space will also be served to fans in selected menu items.

The program will serve young people from New Settlement, a Bronx nonprofit organization aiming at brekaing systemic barriers, advance justice and promote leadership as well as strenghtening neighborhoods in the Bronx. The program is also currated with the assistance of Green Bronx Machine, a full K-12+ indoor gardening curriculum.

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