PUENTES presents TEDx Speaker Stephen Ritz | Visit Stockton

PUENTES presents TEDx Speaker Stephen Ritz

Admission: Students: $10; General Admission: $20

Location: St. John’s Event Hall

316 North El Dorado Street
Stockton, CA 95202

Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Contact: Kenda Templeton
Email: ktempleton@puentesca.org
Phone: 925-698-5308

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PUENTES presents TEDx Speaker Stephen Ritz

Enjoy an evening to learn about PUENTES, food education, urban farming & about a ”world where people do not have to leave their community to live, learn and earn in a better one” from the TEDx speaker, teacher, and urban farmer, Stephen Ritz.

This event will be followed by a celebration with live music and local vendors outside.

About Stephen Ritz: Stephen Ritz is the founder of Green Bronx Machine, as well as the author of “The Power of a Plant”. Affectionately known as “America’s Favorite Teacher,” Stephen has moved attendance from 40% to 93% daily, helped partner towards 2,200 youth jobs in the Bronx and captured the United States EPA Award for transforming mindsets and landscapes in NYC. Stephen’s Bronx classroom featured the first indoor edible classroom in NYC Department Of Education, which routinely generated enough produce to provide healthy meals to 450 students while training the youngest nationally certified workforce in America. His programming is approved for School Garden to School Cafe; growing the food served in school in classrooms all year long. His students have embarked on growing projects from Boston to Rockefeller Center to the Hamptons and beyond — all while earning living wages en route to graduation. They have gone on to install over 100 gardens in NYC and countless across America and around the globe. Recently, Stephen and his students were featured by NPR – Fifty Great Teachers and PBS in the American Graduate Series.


  • Students: $10
  • General Admission: $20
  • Sponsorship available

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