You've heard of farm to table. How about Greenhouse to schoolhouse?
That's the idea behind The Edible Academy at the The New York Botanical Garden in The Bronx.
The program teaches children and families how to garden and make healthy meals from their harvest.
On Thursday, officials including Mayor DeBlasio cut the ribbon on a new 5,300 square foot building, complete with a demonstration kitchen, classroom, a teaching green house, and several outdoor pavillions. The 28 million dollar investment doubles the capacity of the program.
"It's an opportunity to grow and improve what was a seasonal facility and seasonal program into a year round campus, we have programs for school groups for teachers for families," said Toby Adams, Director of The Edible Academy.
The Edible Academy will open to the public this weekend for families to explore.