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Schoolyard Garden at PS/IS 180

The Hugo Newman College Preparatory School PS/IS 180 in Harlem is on a mission to turn an empty, weed-filled lot at the center of the school into a focal point of a community effort to turn blight into beauty.

David Mabbott and Matt Seidel, principals of MSa have been involved from the beginning; donating their time and skills to design the garden and navigate the rules and regulations of the DOE and SCA.


The PS/IS Garden Alliance was formed with the mission of enhancing the quality of life for PS/IS180 students by turning this barren land into a thriving center for learning. The schoolyard garden was designed to give students critical outdoor access that not only would improve cafeteria lighting and ventilation, but also be a living classroom for learning food cultivation for healthy eating, exploring wildlife and the environment and as an arts and culture family center.

Read more about or get involved with the Garden Alliance.

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