How does the Tower Garden work?
ATL School Partner Program
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Stephen Ritz, Author, Educator, Innovator, Urban Farmer
- MUST READ FOR ALL EDUCATORS!!! The Power of the Plant: A Teacher’s Odyssey to Grow Healthy Minds and Schools
- StephenRitz.com: Stephen Ritz, Author, Educator, Innovator, Urban Farmer, Bronx, NY
- Video: Growing a Greener World Emmy Award-Winning Episode: The Green Bronx Machine
- Video: Stephen Ritz, Global Teacher Prize, Top 10 Finalist, The Green Bronx Machine: His Story
- Video: Green Bronx Machine – The Power of the Plant
- Video: Stephen Ritz, TED Talk 2012
- Video: Where in the World is Stephen Ritz?
- Curriculum: Green Bronx Machine Classroom Resources & Curriculum
School Tower Gardens in the News!
- Video: Jasper Middle School, Jasper, GA
- Video: Parthum Middle School, Lawrence, MA
- Video: Edith Wolford Elementary Garden Club, Colorado Springs, CO
- Video: Garden to Groceries Project, Boys & Girls Club, Memphis, TN
- Video: West Wilson Middle School, Mt. Juliet, TN
- Video: Cape Coral High School, Cape Coral, FL
- Video: First Presbyterian Preschool with Living Towers, Mount Dora, FL
Resources for Tower Garden
- Article: Celebrating Educators: Tower Garden’s Important Role in the Classroom
- Article: Classroom Curriculum: CCSS- and NGSS-aligned Lesson Plans (download FREE lesson plans)
- Article: How to Grow a School Garden that Engages Students
- Article: Everything You Need to Know about Indoor Gardening
- Blog: Growing Inside? Channel your inner Mother Nature
- Blog: Tower Garden Pest Management – I hate Aphids!
- Blog: Creating Tower Garden Success – 5 critical decisions
- Blog: Tower Garden Setup Checklist
- Video: What is Tower Garden Vertical Aeroponic Growing System?
- Video: How Tower Garden Works
- Video: How to Assemble your Tower Garden
- Video: How to Fill the Reservoir, Add Nutrients and Test pH
- Video: How to Start Seeds & Transplant Seedlings
Other Resources for the Classroom
- PBLU.org: The Tower Garden Challenge Project (download free teaching guide)
- National Farm to School Network: Tower Garden Grows More Plants
- Center for Rural Affairs: Students Eat Healthy & Learn with Tower Gardens
- Video: Tower Garden in the classroom: Intro to Grant Writing by Melody Timberlake
- KidsGardening.org: Grant Opportunities for School and Youth Garden Programs
- Slow Food USA: School Garden Guide & Grant Resources
- The NEA Foundation: Grant Writing Resources
- DonorsChoose.org: Classroom funding site for Teachers
- Green Bronx Machine: Grants
- Facebook: Growing Young Minds: Teachers and Towers
- Facebook: Tower Gardening in Schools
- Twitter: Tower Garden Teachers