CitySprouts is raising $75,000 to bring our school garden program to two new partner schools in Boston: The Ellis School in Dorchester and The Mather School in Roxbury, connecting more children to garden-based learning in their schools.
Since 2000, CitySprouts has made hands-on learning, environmental stewardship and the experience of growing food part of public education. CitySprouts program builds capacity in our partner schools to make the outdoor classroom garden a resource for teachers, parents and community. CitySprouts is currently serving 18 schools in the Greater Boston area: all JK-8 public schools in Cambridge, two Boston public schools and two Lynn public schools.Â The Garden Club of the Back Bay supports CitySprouts.
Dig It! 2013 is our annual fundraising event. This yearâ€™s party will be at the Liberty Hotel in Boston on March 14th from 6pm to 8:30pm.Â Dig It! will feature a live auction and raffle. Live auction items include:
o Signature CitySprouts cider pressing staffed by CitySprouts garden coordinators to the school of your choice
o A private lamb butchering demonstration with Boston Chef Josh Lewin and dinner for 6 at the highly acclaimed Beacon Hill Bistro
o Two matching custom built childrenâ€™s chairs by artist Mitch Ryerson
CitySprouts youth interns from the Cambridge Summer Youth Program will be at Dig It! to talk about their experiences of learning how to grow and cook food from the garden. To purchase tickets ($125 per person) on line, visit www.citysprouts.org.