Network Schools

Expanding on our proven Demonstration School model to make food education accessible to even more NYC kids.
Network Schools

The Network Schools Program is a scalable model that brings edible education to five public schools in the Bronx and Central Brooklyn in partnership with FoodCorps. Edible Schoolyard NYC works closely with Network School staff and communities to build, expand, and maintain gardens, incorporate kitchen and gardening classes into the school day, and promote a culture of wellness through after school, cafeteria, family, and community programming. We collaborate with the school community and other local partners to promote healthy school environments and support each school communities’ needs, goals, and resources.

2020-21 Network School Impact


kitchen and garden classes led


students served


food giveaways distributed

Brighter Choice Community School

Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn

3-K to 5th Grade

314 students

“This is my first time cooking. My mom is going to be so proud of me!” 

Student at Brighter Choice Community School

Brooklyn Gardens Elementary School

East New York, Brooklyn

Pre-K to 5th Grade

294 students

“The kids get to learn more about cooking healthy foods. They get to try new things like what is growing in the garden. [My child] always comes home like “Ma, can we make this!?””

Parent at Brooklyn Gardens Elementary School

Evergreen Middle School for Urban Exploration

Bushwick, Brooklyn

6th to 8th Grade

371 students

“I think that it’s built student confidence, student’s ability to really, you know, speak more confidently about themselves, about their own ideas, their learning…They speak up for themselves, their classmates, their friends, not just for Edible [Schoolyard NYC], but for changes they want to see at our school for changes they want to see in the community and for themselves.” 

School Administrator at Evergreen Middle School

P.S. 109 Sedgwick

Morris Heights, Bronx

3-K to 5th Grade

537 students

“When I cook with my mom, she asks, ‘Where did you learn how to cook?’ and I say, ‘In garden class!'”

Student at P.S. 109

P.S. 311 Lucero

Mount Eden, Bronx

Kindergarten to 5th Grade

322 students

“This dirt feels so good!”

Student at P.S. 311