Kids watering plants in the Edible Academy

Edible Academy

The Edible Academy’s Ruth Rea Howell Vegetable Garden

The Edible Academy is NYBG’s state-of-the-art facility for its garden-based education program for children, families, teachers, and the general public. The centerpiece of the Edible Academy is the Ruth Rea Howell Vegetable Garden, a collection of three gardens—Green Thumb Garden, Global Garden, Children’s Gardening Program Garden—with a variety of beds where visitors roll up their sleeves and dig in. The Howell Vegetable Garden provides daily activities and programs to engage children and adults of all ages in planting, tending, and harvesting crops.

Permeable pavement and other materials allow for efficient stormwater management through infiltration and retention, improving quality before it is released into the nearby Bronx River, the only freshwater river in New York City.

Learn more about the Edible Academy and its programs here.