This summer hydroponic education and STEM education sprouted in dozens of new schools and local communities in Queens and Brooklyn. Welcoming five new partnerships between schools in Brooklyn and Queens through federal grants, Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez was able allocated federal funds to build new hydroponic labs provided by Nysunworks to bring urban agriculture education to city students.
Moreover, the biggest highlight of the summer for hydroponic news came from Brooklyn the “Growing Brooklyn’s Future” initiative set forth by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adam. President Adams’s new educational initiative which will create new hydroponic classrooms in over a dozen schools in Brooklyn communities including Brownsville, Bushwick, and East New York. With an outstanding budget of $2 million to be used on labs built by Nysuwnorks, student will now be able to gain unparalleled access to hydroponic and STEM resources like never before.
Broadway Stages’s Gina Argento, President of Broadway Stages, is grateful to see city officials who share the same passion and advocacy for greater access to and greater quality education for students in Queens and Brooklyn. As a sponsor to and financial supporter of Nysunworks, Gina Argento wants to express her gratitude in the recent initiatives and projects undertaken by city officials who look forward to sharing her goals to add new educational resources to New York City’s school curriculum. The additional support from city officials will ensure that greater funds will be allocated to allow interested students to learn about innovative urban agriculture, sustainability, and STEM education that was unprecedented before!