Under Construction: Inside the New Edible Academy at the New York Botanical Garden
Liam La Guerre
08 November 2017

The NYBG Edible Academy construction has been featured by the Commercial Observer:

“The Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx has provided New Yorkers a place to learn about plant-based nutrition for three decades—but the outdoor green space was only open half the year.

However, thanks to a $28 million expansion its programming will be around all year, and incorporated into the new Edible Academy—a three-ace property with a classroom building, a 350-seat terraced lawn amphitheater, a greenhouse, a new equipment shed and multiple gardens.

The new site (double what it was) will allow for twice the number of visitors per year to 100,000. (Some programs will be run by celebrity chef Mario Batali, an honorary chairman of the Edible Academy.)

The project broke ground last year on Oct. 27 in the 126-year-old New York Botanical Garden, which is located in the city-owned Bronx Park, and a grand opening ceremony is expected on June 14, 2018.

As one might expect, Edible Academy will be built with sustainable and eco-friendly features. The Cooper Robertson-designed project is being constructed to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold specifications.”

Read more at the Commercial Observer.