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In Washington School Gardens Are No Longer A Rarity

Rooftop Garden at Horace Mann Elementary School: After leafy vegetables are planted and cared for, students harvest the crops, chop them up and serve them to more than 400 of their peers for lunch.

By Rachel Nania
Wtop
October 8, 2017

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Jagodnik’s third-floor classroom, which is filled with seedlings and outfitted with a small kitchen, opens directly to the school’s rooftop garden. It’s there where a class of third-graders pick parsley and pak choi from commercial-grade garden towers on Monday mornings.

Architect Michael Marshall designed the rooftop farm, one of several gardens at Horace Mann, during the school’s renovation three years ago.

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Columbia University Student to Transform Urban Farming

MPA-ESP student Alexander Rudnicki is a civil engineer (Columbia University ’10), who comes to SIPA from AeroFarms, an urban farming pioneer.

Master of Public Administration in Environmental Science and Policy: The Earth Institute Columbia Unversity

By Laura Piraino
State of the Planet
October 6, 2017

Excerpt:

What are your plans once you graduate? What are some skills and tools you have developed over the last year that you can use?

I would love to work with city planning offices to integrate urban farming into city planning and layouts. It’s encouraging to see cities like Detroit that have outlined an urban farming policy. It’s a great start and I want to be involved in such urban initiatives after I graduate.

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