Ithaca's original farm to school cafe.
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Going to New Roots changed my outlook on going to school. The curriculum is full of hands-on activities and so many extraordinary opportunities. New Roots is a life experience that is unlike any other.
~ NRCS Alum ~
EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABILITY
Neuroscience research shows us that there is a direct relationship between the food we eat and how effective we are as learners. At New Roots, Ithaca's original Farm to School Cafe feeds students and staff daily with healthy "teen-comfort" food sourced from local and regional farms, including the Youth Farm Project. Students and staff enjoy FREE food daily, including breakfast for students in the mornings before class. Free food for all is an example of a sustainable future where all members of the community experience wellness. Allyn Rosenbaum created the program when New Roots was founded in 2009, and is actively helping other local schools create similar programs today.
“Inspired by the values of the first people who were stewards of this land, New Roots expresses the core value of respect for self, respect for others, and respect for the environment into all that we learn and do.”
FOUNDER & PRINCIPAL
New Roots students succeed in finding a life path and purpose through our award-winning program.
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