The Edible Schoolyard in New York - BC Greenhouse Builders

The Edible Schoolyard in New York

Posted on August 23, 2013 | Categories: Greenhouses for sale

BC Greenhouse Builders is currently building and installing a 17×46 custom greenhouse for a public school in Brooklyn (PS 216) as part of The Edible Schoolyard project.  The greenhouse is the heart of the classroom whereby the students will be gardening in a kitchen classroom setting that provides a hands-on environment for students in which to apply skills learned in traditional math, science, and humanities classes.

Alice Waters, the founder of The Edible Schoolyard, calls the project a delicious revolution:

 
What we are calling for is a revolution in public education – the Delicious Revolution. When the hearts and minds of our children are captured by a school lunch curriculum, enriched with experience in the garden, sustainability will become the lens through which they see the world.
 
— Alice Waters

Here are some casual production pictures as well as the renderings of the completed project provided by the architect, Work AC.

DSC_0291 PS 216 - Edible Schoolyard ps216-render-1 ps216-render-1b ps216-render-3-945 DSC_0280