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World Maker Faire 2016

Urban farmer Stephen Ritz of Green Bronx Machine shares how he and his students use vertical Tower Garden technology aligned to Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards to farm indoors — anywhere — all year long using 90% less water and 90% less space.

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Stephen Ritz

Stephen Ritz is an award winning teacher / administrator from the South Bronx. He is Founder of Green Bronx Machine. To date, he and his students have grown over 40,000 pounds of vegetables en route to outstanding personal and academic performance. Stephen was a Top Ten Finalist in the Global Teacher Prize and 2015 BAMMY Laureate - Elementary Educator of the Year.