The CitySprouts program partners with public schools in Cambridge and Boston to make garden-based learning part of every child’s education from the time they start school through their middle school years.

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 teachers each week through the school year, meeting with teachers in grade-level staff meetings as well as individually to assist teachers in developing and implementing 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.

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.

Our 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 lives.

  • Amigos School
  • Baldwin Early Learning Pilot Academy
  • Baldwin School
  • Cambridge Street Upper School
  • Cambridgeport School
  • David A. Ellis School
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. School
  • Fletcher Maynard Academy
  • Graham & Parks School
  • Haggerty School
  • Higginson/Lewis K-8 School
  • Kennedy-Longfellow School
  • King Open School
  • Lee Academy Pilot School
  • Mather School
  • Morse School
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes Elementary School
  • Orchard Gardens K-8 Pilot School
  • Peabody School
  • Putnam Avenue Upper School
  • Rindge Avenue Upper School
  • Tobin School
  • Vassal Lane Upper School