The Fletcher Maynard school garden is built along the edge of the playground in the front of the school. In addition to six raised beds, the garden also includes a habitat “walk” and a perennial pollinator garden. FMA classes also garden in nearby Squirrel Brand Community garden one block away, where CitySprouts has a number of garden plots. The garden has two sheds.
CitySprouts is a school garden program founded on the principle that all children should experience hands-on learning with real-world applications, support and practice in making good food choices, and a life-long connection to the natural world. CitySprouts’ garden educator is at Fletcher Maynard Academy twice each week during the fall and spring to support teachers' lessons and projects in the school garden. Our FoodCorps service member helps teachers' with projects through the winter. Middle schoolers throughout the city participate in CitySprouts summer program in July and August.