Edible Manhattan: New York Botanical Garden Breaks Ground for an Edible Academy
Carrington Morris
02 January 2017

“Breaking new ground comes with the territory at the New York Botanical Garden. This past fall proved no exception with the launch of the garden’s most ambitious undertaking in years: a $28 million Edible Academy.”

“What’s more, the new construction will be done with the highest standard of sustainable tech by architecture firm Cooper Robertson, specialists in the field that have worked with NYBG over the years. The plans include ‘much more modern facilities for starting seeds, as well as all the green infrastructure that will go into the building,’” says James Boyer, the VP for children’s education at the garden.

“‘So it will have a green roof, a solar pavilion, geothermal power, composting toilets, all those kinds of things that you would expect from a LEED [Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design] Gold certified building.’ Boyer adds that they’re currently thinking of ways to incorporate these sustainability features into their camps.”

Read more at Edible Manhattan.