“CitySprouts school gardens have exposed thousands of children to fresh produce, which has helped boost the popularity of vegetables in school meals. The Summer Internship program inspires middle school students to become ambassadors for fresh and local food.” –Jos? Wendel, manager of Nutrition Programs at the Cambridge Public Health Department and CitySprouts donor Big thanks […]
“I gave to CitySprouts because I believe that every person benefits from education in natural spaces.” —Denise M., CitySprouts donor We’re still in the opening hours of our?lighting-fast, three-day campaign to raise $20,000 for the CitySprouts Summer Youth Internship, and we’re off to a healthy?start right out the gate.?We want to extend a big thank […]
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 […]