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  • CitySprouts is still learning, still growing, and now providing food to those who need it most

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  • CitySprouts is still learning, still growing, and now providing food to those who need it most
     
    CitySprouts, a nonprofit education program based in Cambridge, partners with public elementary and middle schools to open the door to hands-on science education through the schoolyard learning garden.
     
    In recognition of the shifting needs of the community in these unprecedented times, CitySprouts has restructured four Cambridge school garden sites and four Boston school sites to grow fresh produce to donate toFood for Free. CitySprouts is thrilled to be able to provide fresh food to people in need throughout this year’s growing season. CitySprouts is able to expand itscore work with a grant from Life Science Cares, which is funding an additional gardener position for the organization. Produce will be distributed in collaboration with Food For Free.
     
    “CitySprouts is glad to be able to help address the pressing need for access to fresh food within the Cambridge community. We are so happy to be able to employ Cambridge school gardens to support the great work Food For Free is doing,” said Executive Director Jane Hirschi.
    In addition to growing food for Cambridge residents, CitySprouts will run its summer program remotely this year to engage at-home learners, in growing from their own homes.
     
    To support CitySprouts’ work growing, feeding and educating, visit the CitySprouts website at www.citysprouts.org
     
    About CitySprouts
    The CitySprouts mission is to cultivate wonder for all children with hands-on learning through urban gardens. Our innovative partnership with public school districts gives thousands of children on-going opportunities to learn from nature during their elementary education. Our program helps level the learning field children with differing abilities and for English language learners.
     
    For more information, contact Alexandra Lennon-Simon, CitySprouts Communications & Development Manager at alennonsimon@citysprouts.org
    05/21/20

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