Newswise — BRONX, NY, March 29, 2021 – Attention all Green Bronx Machine fans!  Even though growing season is still around the corner, our founder Stephen Ritz and other GBM leaders are literally “zooming” around the world, planting the seeds for better education and health outcomes.  From the Middle East and Austin, Texas, to New York City and far-flung places in between, their mission is to educate everyone about the power of a plant to help young people achieve academic and personal success, improve community health and wellness, and address economic and food justice.

Here’s where they’ve been and where they are heading in March and April:

March 2021

Whole Kids Foundation

Green Bronx Machine:  The Year of Our Whole Kids  


March 5, 2021

Babson College’s Global Entrepreneurial Leadership Forum


March 10, 2021

Newman’s Own Foundation Instagram Live for National Nutrition Month

GBM Founder Stephen Ritz in conversation with Miriam Nelson, Newman’s Own Foundation President and CEO


March 16, 2021

Teach Middle East Magazine’s STEMMENA Conference


March 18, 2021

SXSW 2021

Future of Food at SXSW

“CRASH TEST WORLD Explores Food” featuring GBM’s Michaela Ritz


March 18, 2021

Civil Eats

“What New York City Schools Learned Feeding Millions During the Pandemic”


March 23, 2021


“The Year CSR Made Epic Happen!”


March 27, 2021

Italian Youth Forum for UNESCO


April 2021 Issue

Eating Well Magazine

“Sprouting Young Minds”


April 6, 2021

PBS Let’s Learn – Mr. Ritz Grows Food All Year


April 13, 2021

PBS Let’s Learn – Mr. Ritz Meets a Dinosaur


April 28, 2021

PBS Let’s Learn – Mr. Ritz Explores the Ocean


About Green Bronx Machine

Founded in 2011 by Global Teaching Prize finalist and life-long educator Stephen Ritz, Green Bronx Machine (GBM) is an impact driven, for-purpose organization with 501(c)(3) status.  GBM builds healthy, equitable and resilient communities through inspired education, local food systems, and 21st Century workforce development. Dedicated to cultivating minds and harvesting hope, its school-based model and propriety curriculum uses urban agriculture aligned to key school performance indicators, to grow healthy students and healthy schools.  Simultaneously, GBM also transforms once fragmented and marginalized communities into neighborhoods that are inclusive and thriving.  For more information, visit


Follow us on social media:








Register for reporter access to contact details