edible Manhattan: Raising (Food On) the Roof at the Earth School


A jumble of picture books by the likes of Rachel Carson lean in a mostly organized fashion toward a life-size replica of a human skeleton, while newly hatched chicks chirp quietly in the corner of the room and fourth-grade science students sit on overturned milk crates, listening to a visiting dairy farmer talk about photosynthesis and grass.

This room is the Earth School’s beating heart, an amalgam of earth and life science that continues just outside the classroom’s window, where... read more

Photo credit: Nancy Borowick