Leave It Better Foundation empowers youth to heal our environment.
Currently, the main ways we accomplish this is through our year-long educational program- the Leave It Better Program- and through our seasonal work at the Leave It Better Kids Garden in the Bronx.
The Leave It Better Program is currently in 11 schools throughout New York City. We teach students how to compost with worms and how to garden outdoors through the hands-on process of actually building worm bins, getting dirty, planting seeds, and harvesting food. In addition to these tangible agricultural practices, we provide students with small HD cameras and teach video literacy, so that students are able to communicate what they learn with friends, family, teachers and the extended Leave It Better community.
At the Leave It Better Kids Garden we host weekly garden days at 1970 Grand Avenue in the Bronx. These eventful Saturdays often include activities like picking up trash, weeding, planting seeds, harvesting, composting, building leaf forts, climbing trees and much more.