The CitySprouts Model
CitySprouts School Partnership Program is designed to build our partner schools’ capacity to integrate school gardens as an instructional resource for teachers, an effective and engaging means for food and health education for students, and as a unifying center to strengthen school communities and family involvement.
Our garden educators provide 10 hours of support to schools each week, meeting with teachers in grade-level staff meetings as well as individually to help them develop and implement garden-based extensions to their core units in science, English language arts, math and other subjects. CitySprouts garden coordinators ensure that each schoolyard garden is planted and maintained throughout the growing season.
CitySprouts supports teachers’ peer-to-peer learning through our Teacher Forum webinar series and through visual demonstrations of garden lessons and activities created by teachers and for teachers.
Read more about outcomes and evaluation in our latest School Partnership Snapshot.
Our School Partners
Our partners in this work are the public schools and school districts we serve. Our underlying principle is that integrated garden-based learning needs the support of teachers, schools and district leadership if it is to make a meaningful change in children’s health and learning.
Boston Public Schools
Baldwin Early Learning Pilot Academy
David A. Ellis School
Edwards Middle School
Higginson/Lewis K-8 School
Lee Academy Pilot School
Oliver Wendell Holmes Elementary School
Orchard Gardens K-8 Pilot School
Cambridge Public Schools
Cambridge Street Upper School
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. School
Fletcher Maynard Academy
Graham & Parks School
King Open School
Maria Baldwin School
Putnam Avenue Upper School
Rindge Avenue Upper School
Tobin Montessori School
Vassal Lane Upper School