Manhattan School for Children Unveils First Rooftop Greenhouse Classroom
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The $800,000 project was spearheaded by parents Sidsel Robards and Manuela Zamora and funded through two years of fundraising, $200,000 in grants from the City Council, and a partnership with New York Sun Works, a non-profit organization that promotes urban sustainability through science education. This classroom is the first step in New York Sun Works' Greenhouse Initiatives project. It will be followed in the coming months by the opening of a second rooftop greenhouse laboratory at PS 89 in Brooklyn, and a projected 100 educational rooftop greenhouses will be constructed by 2020. For more information about the Greenhouse Initiatives project, visit www.nysunworks.org.