Bahrain: Best-selling American author visits ASB


The American School of Bahrain (ASB) was pleased to have best-selling author, speaker and sustainability educator, Stephen Ritz at the school campus for one week where he offered students an inspiring learning experience.

Stephen is an author, educator, innovator, and urban-farming advocate. He is the founder of the education non-profit “Green Bronx Machine”, a Global Teacher Prize finalist, and renowned as “America’s Favorite Teacher.”

Stephen used his years of classroom experience to mentor, advise and inspire ASB students to live a healthier, more sustainable lifestyle with a farm-to-table approach. Stephen also helped ASB students learn about the urgent global food security issues and the need to support local farming, as well as connect with worldwide movements.

During Stephen’s visit, ASB students explored urban farming methods including vertical farming, hydroponics, aquaponics, and rooftop planting. He also taught ASB students about natural compost and compost bins and took the students on a trip to Peninsula Farms, one of Bahrain’s largest growers of high-quality local produce.

Ritz held many engaging sessions inside the school’s classrooms and gave seminars during the school morning assemblies. During his visit, he demonstrated healthy cooking and made a healthy salad together with the students.

Ritz’s curriculum has been featured in classrooms worldwide from Colombia to Dubai, Canada to Cairo, and beyond. He brought his inspirational curriculum to ASB with exciting events to engage students and introduce an experimental Urban Gardening concept including vertical gardens (Tower Gardens) and rooftops gardens.

For more information on Stephen Ritz, visit his website.

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