P.S. 7 Samuel Stern
Dedicated to bringing garden-fresh learning and growing to low-income students and communities with limited access to fruits and vegetables, in 2013 ESYNYC established a Showcase Program at P.S. 7 in East Harlem. Just as we did in Brooklyn at P.S. 216, we are building a garden and kitchen classroom on site at P.S. 7, with the goal of providing the P.S. 7 students and community direct access to an edible education for the first time.
To learn more about our edible education program, click here.
About P.S. 7
Located at 120th Street and Lexington Avenue in East Harlem – a neighborhood with some of NYC’s highest levels of poverty and obesity and with limited access to fresh produce, P.S. 7 is a Title 1 funded school with close to 400 pre-K through 8th-grade students. The student body represents the diverse community of East Harlem — 66 percent of the students come from a Latino or Hispanic background and 33 percent of the students are black or African American. Almost 50 percent of the neighborhood population receives income support, and three-quarters of P.S. 7’s students are eligible for free lunch.
Edible Schoolyard NYC at P.S. 7
Thanks to the support of City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito, and Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, the Edible Schoolyard at P.S. 7 consists of:
- Our signature planters and toolshed over approximately 2,000 square feet of the school’s courtyard.
- Every P.S. student participates in at least one garden class and kitchen class each month.
and will soon consist of:
- A 5,000 square-foot rooftop-teaching garden directly above the school’s cafeteria, complete with our signature ramada and greenhouse.
- A kitchen classroom adjacent to, and with a doorway that opens to the rooftop garden.