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The Power of a Plant: A Teacher's Odyssey to Grow Healthy Minds and Schools Hardcover – May 2, 2017
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“Education should unleash human potential, which is infinite in its capacity to create, know, and solve every conceivable problem. Stephen Ritz has opened a door to this unbounded field of possibilities, which he elegantly describes in The Power of a Plant.”
―Deepak Chopra, New York Times bestselling author and author of You are the Universe
“Here’s proof positive that one person can make a difference. Stephen Ritz uses food plants―Green Bronx Machine―to transform kids and their school environments. You can do this too!”
―Marion Nestle, professor of food, nutrition, and public health at New York University, and author of What to Eat
“Building a new and effective Good Food system is everyone’s obligation, and it starts with education. Stephen’s epic story teaches us how to turn every community into a place that nourishes bodies and minds. He’s my hero.
―Will Allen, CEO of Growing Power and author of The Good Food Revolution
“Stephen Ritz is one of the most innovative, genuine, and tenacious educators I have ever met. He is the kind of superhero we need standing for our kids and their well-being. He uses gardening to inspire, challenge, and get kids growing in ways that transform their lives and communities. His story will touch your heart and propel you to plant a seed!”
―Nona Evans, president and executive director of Whole Kids Foundation
“In his new book The Power of a Plant, Stephen Ritz weaves a beautiful personal tale of how boundless passion, purpose, and hope can move generations of students in New York’s tough South Bronx to realize their untapped human potential. Stephen uses the power of kindness and purpose to not only teach kids about the world but to create a better world for all of us.”
―Daniel Lubetzky, CEO and founder of KIND Snacks
“The only thing bigger than the impact Stephen has had helping countless students understand the importance of their food choices is his infectious personality. The Power of a Plant outlines the remarkable work he has done to date and provides a blueprint for how educators around the world can implement his learnings effectively.”
―Tom Colicchio, chef and owner of Crafted Hospitality
About the Author
Stephen Ritz, founder of Green Bronx Machine, has devoted his teaching career to improving health and academic results for children in the South Bronx. Now he is partnering with organizations from Canada to Dubai and Colombia to Cairo to bring the power of a plant to children and communities everywhere. A Top 10 Finalist for the Global Teacher Prize and one of NPR’s 50 Greatest Teachers, he has presented at the White House on two separate occasions and had his classroom modeled by the U.S. Botanic Garden. His work has been featured by major media and documentaries, including Michael Pollan’s In Defense of Food, and his TEDx talk has been viewed over one million times. Dubbed the Pied Piper of Peas, Ritz and his family reside in the Bronx and continue to farm with children all year round. His demonstration classroom, the National Health, Wellness, and Learning Center, is located at Community School 55 in the South Bronx.
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The book is also an excellent illustration of how different aspects of sustainability complement each other: Growing food locally using natural methods will protect the environment, educate the community, improve people's diets and bring money to the growers. Environmental, social and economic sustainability all in one!
Reading this incredible testimony and history of a life well spent only had served in making me devoted and more engaged in the global Good Food Machine which Stephen and his inspired minions of supporters are and creating.
Mark my words: here in Las Vegas Stephen Ritz will be a catalyst for wonderful change on many levels and soon. His Odyssey to nourish, grow and build happiness, opportunity and justice will pulse through the veins of the Mojave as it already has done in the sands of Dubai.
Power of a Plant is not a book, not just a piece of history but rather a clarion call for action and for changing and enhancing and regenerating lives. Everywhere.
The Green Bronx Machine story is just beginning. The Power of a Plant literally just the first chapter in a growing cause to improve the future of Humanity. Everywhere.
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We need more people like Stephen.
This is what changes the world.
Everyone must read his story.
Thank You, Stephen