The CitySprouts mission is to cultivate wonder for all children with hands-on learning through urban gardening.
CitySprouts introduces school gardens as a core element of children’s public education. We partner with public schools to ensure that hands-on learning, environmental stewardship and the experience of growing and eating healthy food become part of every child’s life.
School Partnership Program
CitySprouts School Partnership Program partners with two public school districts to integrate garden-based learning with teachers’ curriculum and school culture. Our September – June program in over 20 urban elementary schools helps all children develop essential science skills, nurtures their social emotional capabilities, and supports environmental literacy in communities with limited resources.
Middle School Program
The CitySprouts Middle School Program provides out-of-school-time opportunities for Boston and Cambridge youth ages 11-14 to gain confidence and skill in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) practices by exploring ecosystems and food systems. Using a combination of gardening, cooking and exploring the neighborhood as a vehicle, our tuition-free after school and summer programs guide young people through projects that engage them in science practices, encourage life-long habits of health, and give them practice being leaders in their community.