Environmental education will soon be in full bloom across the borough.
The Staten Island Partnership for Community Wellness, a nonprofit organization, hosted a school garden summit Thursday at the Michael J. Petrides School in Sunnyside.
While students participated in exercise classes and gardening activities, teachers learned how to bring sustainability into their classrooms.
Organizers say the garden-based curriculum encourages kids to lead healthier lifestyles.
"It's about inspiration. We want to inspire the people who come here, the teachers who are here, the principals to back and build school gardens," said Jody Stoll with SI Partnership for Community Wellness.
"I think it just looks brighter for our school, and it's good because our cafeteria could use some of these vegetables and herbs," said a student.
More than 100 educators attended the inaugural event.