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It’s all about cucumbers here on a rooftop in East Harlem! Innovation’s Sustainable Careers program has students building, planting, and cultivating a wide variety of edible produce on our rooftop garden - keeping East Harlem fresh, healthy & GREEN!

A rooftop corn harvest at Innovation!

Steve Ritz & the Innovation Sustainable Careers program have the roof covered in fresh edible produce! Last Wednesday students & staff picked corn, tomatoes, cucumbers and eggplant grown by our own student-farmers.

Innovation’s Sustainable Careers program participant Michael Delvalle proudly shows off our rooftop bounty for July! Michael, along with Associate Director of Sustainable Careers Stephen Ritz & other Innovation students, have been working for months cultivating a beautiful rooftop garden that may soon be the largest public youth-led independent year-round food producing entity on the Island of Manhattan! Whew!

Stephen & David watering the crops on M099’s rooftop!

The rooftop is in full bloom! Grapes, peppers, broccoli, flowers, tomatoes, herbs & more!

Thanks to our Sustainable Careers program, in which students learn Urban Gardening techniques & marketing options for local produce, our rooftop is ready for the summer!

Innovation H.S.’s Sustainable Careers Program: Building an edible rooftop!

Innovation’s Sustainable Careers program planting new trees