Gorton High School
The eight garden-beds at Gorton Public High School were built by the dedicated students of Mr. Adam Panzer’s Plant Science and Nutrition class, over the past two years. The urban garden is used as an outdoor classroom for the students to learn about plants, soil, and urban agriculture. The produce grown at these gardens is also sold at the Get Fresh Yonkers Farmer Market. Groundwork staff also teaches interactive labs to this class once a week.
Groundwork Hudson Valley and elementary and middle school students built the thirteen garden beds currently growing at School 29. Each year, between seventeen and twenty-five 4th, 5th and 6th graders students work on maintaining the garden, planting and harvesting the vegetables, and occasionally selling them at the Get Fresh Yonkers Farmers Market under their own banner. The garden is also used as an outdoor classroom for the children’s science classes. Over the summers, parents help manage the gardens. Groundwork also teaches a 4H club at School 29 focusing on leadership and urban agriculture.