Boston school gardens are getting even greener

Great news for schools and student families in Roxbury and Dorchester: CitySprouts, a local nonprofit, just got a grant from the Whole Kids Foundation to improve school gardens at four public schools. CitySprouts is going to use its $2,000 award to spruce up the edible learning gardens it helped build at each of its partner district schools: Orchard Gardens Pilot SchoolHigginson ­Lewis K­8 School, and David A. Ellis Elementary School in Roxbury, as well as the Mather Elementary School in Dorchester. These gardens extend the classroom to the outdoors and help kids like yours learn where their food comes from as they help grow it. Listen to the kids involved in CitySprouts projects as they describe how they have learned to grow, cook, and eat delicious fruits and veggies at local schools in this video. If your children go to one of these schools, they may already be expert gardeners. If you want to get involved too, check out our resources for getting into community gardening here.

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