Take a behind-the-scenes tour of The New York Botanical Garden’s newly opened Edible Academy, a three-acre educational facility designed and constructed to LEED Gold rating level for water and energy efficiency and storm water management. Learn about the site’s sustainable infrastructure systems and the campus’s state-of-the-art green components, which include a classroom building with a green roof, technology lab, demonstration kitchen, and composting toilets; teaching greenhouse and plant nursery; solar pavilion with photovoltaic panels; as well as outdoor gardens and a terraced amphitheater. Explore the innovative programs that teach children, families, and educators how to grow and prepare vegetables, fruit, and herbs while encouraging a lifelong interest in nutrition awareness and environmental stewardship.
About the Edible Academy
The Edible Academy, with the Ruth Rea Howell Vegetable Garden as its centerpiece, is a state-of-the-art facility for education, hands-on activities, and programs that helps children, families, teachers, and the general public learn about growing and preparing vegetables, fruits, and herbs while encouraging a lifelong interest in gardening and healthy living.