Stephen Ritz is a teacher in the South Bronx and sees the potential in each of his students that come through his door. He realized that his students needed to see that their area can be changed for the better and no one should have to move from their community to live healthier and learn more. From this belief stemmed what are now known as 'edible walls' or 'garden walls'.
Soon, Green Bronx Machine was born from these garden walls. The goal of Green Bronx is to not just make the community green, but America. By growing gardens in a urban society, you can not only change the lifestyle of living in a community but the mindsets of the community itself.
Stephen Ritz and his class are starting a new movement for gardening. Urban cities can potentially rely on the food they can grow rather than fast food and processed foods. Stephen is bringing food, life and change to urban areas and changing communities with a simple tool: gardening. Check out the video below for more info about what he and his class have been doing.