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Make Nice Mission
  • Make Nice Mission: Greens Two Ways Make Nice Mission: Greens Two Ways

    One of the main problems that the Edible Schoolyard attempts to tackle is the limited access that millions of New Yorkers have to fresh fruits and vegetables in their communities. With only 14% of U.S. children meeting their daily fruit intake, 20% meeting their daily vegetable intake, and 40% of NYC public school students being obese or overweight, the Edible Schoolyard is doing its part to "change the way children eat for life."

  • Make Nice Mission: Day In The Life Of A Worm Make Nice Mission: Day In The Life Of A Worm

    There are some little creatures that work very hard to keep our gardens healthy. These guys and their relatives do an incredible amount of work in the garden: they move soil, they get rid of garbage, they make fertilizer, they help air get to plant roots... so many things! Can you guess who they are?

  • Make Nice Mission: Vegetable Dye Make Nice Mission: Vegetable Dye

    When we took our tour of the Edible Schoolyard garden, our guide Bailey told us about a fun activity she likes to do with Amaranth. Once a staple crop for the Aztec people in Mexico, amaranth is a beautiful flower that blossoms in the summer and fall. Though the flowers are beautiful themselves, the amaranth grains can also be toasted (much like popcorn) and mixed with honey, molasses or chocolate to make a treat called Alegría, meaning "happiness." But the students at P.S. 216 use their amaranth from the garden in a different way.

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