An Edible Learning Garden in Brooklyn

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February 28, 2014
Originally published in The Great Outdoors
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Incredible Edibles
New York firm WORKac taps into society’s increased focus on heathy eating with a school’s learning garden.
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  WORKac designed a teaching classroom at Brooklyn’s P.S. 216 elementary school that channels runoff rainwater from its roof for reuse in its mobile greenhouse.

    WORKac designed a teaching classroom at Brooklyn’s P.S. 216 elementary school that channels runoff rainwater from its roof for reuse in its mobile greenhouse.

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  A glass enclosure (left) slides off the main structure in warmer months to open up the garden—which contains 1,600 square feet of soil—to air and sun.

    A glass enclosure (left) slides off the main structure in warmer months to open up the garden—which contains 1,600 square feet of soil—to air and sun.

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  Designer Jen Lewin helped found The Kitchen, an environmentally friendly, community-based restaurant in Colorado, for which she designed a series of modular, raised planting beds.

    Designer Jen Lewin helped found The Kitchen, an environmentally friendly, community-based restaurant in Colorado, for which she designed a series of modular, raised planting beds.

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