Project: New York City, USA

Plant, harvest and cook food while learning about sustainability and green jobs - that’s what happens at GrowNYC’s Teaching Garden where one of our solar concentrators is regularly used by students since our first cooperation back in 2015. Every week, students from around NYC take field trips to the Teaching Garden and are blown away by the power of the sun when they prepare off-grid meals.

This year we are back in New York with a workshop where Lorin Symington will share with participants the basis of how to build and use our powerful solar oven. Like the cooker from 2015, the built oven will remain with GrowNYC to support their educational activities surrounding the Teaching Garden.

The solar concentrator was built in cooperation with the Staten Island Makerspace, and stands in GrowNYC’s Teaching Garden. GrowNYC is a non-profit which improves New York City’s quality of life through environmental programs like the Governors Island Teaching Garden.


Visiting students surrounding the Sol4 solar concentrator. © GrowNYC
Growing, cooking and eating at GrowNYC's Teaching Garden. © GrowNYC
Lunch from the garden: Stir-fry with locally grown greens. © GrowNYC
528° Farenheit (275.5°C) at 9am in the morning.© GrowNYC

 

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