Stephen Ritz

A teacher growing green in the South Bronx

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Filmed Jan 2012 at TEDxManhattan
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A whirlwind of energy and ideas, Stephen Ritz is a teacher in New York's tough South Bronx, where he and his kids grow lush gardens for food, greenery — and jobs. Just try to keep up with this New York treasure as he spins through the many, many ways there are to grow hope in a neighborhood many have written off, or in your own.

Stephen Ritz
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Stephen Ritz teaches at-risk kids in the South Bronx.  Full bio.

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