Green Bronx Machine – Growing Our Way into a New Economy – Stephen Ritz

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Stephen Ritz is not a farmer. He’s a parent, a resident and a teacher. He noticed his students were getting fatter and sicker. This is Steve’s crusade to get his students to eat healthy by learning to grow their food and their community.

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