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CitySprouts Garden

PlantersThe 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. In 2016 a kindergarten art class painted colorful bees on the planters. The garden has a shed and composter. FMA classes also garden in nearby Squirrel Brand Community garden one block away, where CitySprouts has a number of garden plots.

Garden shedCitySprouts 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 the Fletcher Maynard Academy school twice each week during the fall and spring to support teachers' lessons and projects in the school garden. Middle schoolers throughout the city participate in the CitySprouts Summer Program in July and August. CitySprouts has volunteer opportunities in the garden throughout the year, if you would like to get involved please email info@citysprouts.org.