We are currently working on the design the new building for the King Open and Cambridge Street Upper Schools, which are already involved with the CitySprouts school garden program. As we design the space, we’re working with CitySprouts to create an optimal space for the program, which will be connected to the cafeteria.
CitySprouts was founded in 2001 by a small group of teachers, parents, and a school principal to create a school garden program at two Cambridge schools. The program’s mission is to “develop, implement, and maintain beautiful, resource-rich school gardens in collaboration with public school communities.” Today, over 20 schools in Boston and Cambridge make garden-based learning part of their curriculum, learning how to grow food in the school garden, and how to prepare nutritious and delicious meals from the harvest. In addition to school programs for lower and middle school students, CitySprouts runs after-school and summer programs.
If you’d like to get involved, the organization’s annual fundraiser, Dig It! will be held on April 7th this year. Guests enjoy food, drinks, and live music as they learn about how school gardens have influenced the education of children from CitySprouts’ partner schools. Proceeds will allow the program to continue partnering with schools in high-need communities.