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NEW YORK â€” Councilwoman Jessica Lappin has introduced a bill which she says will help bring the â€śfarm-to-tableâ€ť concept to students throughout the city by fostering the development of school gardens.
â€śNew York City kids know how to navigate the subway system, but many have no idea where their food comes from,â€ť Lappin said in an interview today.
The â€śfarm-to-tableâ€ť concept aims to educate people about how meats and grains are grown and then processed into the food that ends up in their meals.
Lappinâ€™s bill, which she introduced at yesterdayâ€™s stated Council meeting and will go through the committee on education that she sits on, would establish a new interagency school gardens â€śteamâ€ť within the mayorâ€™s Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability.
The team would consist of the commissioners of Buildings, Education, Environmental Protection, Health and Parks, as well as the chairperson of City Planning.