New York Botanical Garden breaks ground on new $28M ‘Edible Academy’ complex

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Posted On Mon, November 7, 2016 By In Bronx, City Living, From Our Partners

An overhead rendering of the Edible Academy complex. Image: Cooper Robertson

The New York Botanical Garden’s Edible Academy—an agricultural education platform providing hands-on activities and interactive programs for children in the Bronx and Greater New York City area—broke ground on their new building complex last Thursday, October 27. The $28 million facility, which will be completed in the Spring of 2018, will double the number of on-site learners to 100,000 annually in at attempt to expand the group’s garden-based educational programs. The new complex will include display gardens, a teaching greenhouse, and terraced amphitheater, with new programming to include after-school classes, one-day gardening workshops, and week-long institutes for K-8 and high school students and teachers.

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