Join us for a cold beer and an inspiring TED talk followed by a thoughtful conversation about saving communities through local growing/eating and entrepreneurship.
This month's Ted Talk speaker is Stephen Ritz, a South Bronx teacher/administrator who believes that students shouldn't have to leave their community to live, learn and earn in a better one. Moving generations of students into spheres of personal and academic successes they have never imagined while reclaiming and rebuilding the Bronx, Stephen’s extended student and community family have grown over 25,000 pounds of vegetables in the Bronx while generating extraordinary academic performance. His Bronx classroom features the first indoor edible wall in NYC DOE which routinely generates enough produce to feed 450 students healthy meals and trains the youngest nationally certified workforce in America. His students, traveling from Boston to Rockefeller Center to the Hamptons, earn living wage en route to graduation.
**After the talk, Ashley Kremser of City Seed will discuss The Grove's involvement as a drop-off point this summer for shares of their CSM (Community Supported Market). An opportunity to sign up for shares will be available. Click here to read more about this City Seed program.**
**Brew On9 is also happening all over the Ninth Square immediately following our TED Talk. Come for the discussion and stay into the evening for this First Friday in May. Click here to learn more about this event.**