Huffington Post reporter Joseph Erbentraut just posted this lovely and well-researched article about CitySprouts and the school garden movement: The case for garden-based learning in schools seems simple, even obvious, at first: What harm could there be in encouraging young children to connect with nature and learn more about the ecology around them, including where […]
Everyone at CitySprouts is extremely grateful for the help of the volunteer team from HB, who helped us get the Peabody School Garden ready for spring! CitySprouts relies on the generosity and enthusiasm of volunteers to make its program successful. If you’re interested in volunteering at CitySprouts, keep an eye out for open volunteer opportunities.
Now that we in the Boston area have survived a truly historic winter, it’s finally time to get our school gardens ready for spring. I sat down with CitySprouts garden coordinator Shaylla Chess to learn a thing or two about gardening in April. She gave me these great tips: 1. Choose the right plants. April […]
It takes a lot of people to make a school thrive. The immense work that teachers, parents, principals, and students put into their schools’ success are plain to see. But sometimes the vital contributions of other members of the school community go overlooked. This winter, CitySprouts’ three FoodCorps service members brought attention to some very […]
Last fall CitySprouts launched the first series of the CitySprouts Teacher Forum, a collection of webinars that brings teachers together to share their work in school learning gardens. The Forum will be a cornerstone of the emerging community of practice surrounding garden-based learning. In late 2014, eleven CitySprouts partner teachers logged on to the Forum […]
CitySprouts’ summer interns have always worn a lot of hats: gardener, cook, farmer, and food pantry volunteer, just to name a few. Starting this summer, though, they added two more jobs to the list: ecologist and activist. This summer’s crew of middle-school interns participated in the launch of “Healthy Food + Healthy Ecosystem = Healthy […]