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CitySprouts Garden Growing Minds & Plants!

CitySprouts Garden Growing Minds & Plants!
Posted on 04/27/2016
garden guidelinesThe garden at the Morse School faces Granite Street and is often cited as the “most viewed” CitySprouts garden by passersby. Since 2004 the garden has expanded to half dozen in-ground plots, a compost bin, rain barrel and a garden shed featuring a mural created by the art teacher and CitySprouts summer interns in 2008. In the center of the garden is a large apple tree that provides apples for the school’s annual cider pressing each fall. The garden features an alphabet garden with tile letters created by first graders. The garden also includes a pollinator garden, an herb bed, strawberry patch, raspberry bushes and a three sisters garden.

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 the Morse School 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.

Here is what Ms. Shay, our CitySprouts Garden coordinator, is working on with classrooms for Spring 2016:
–Miss Emily's class is doing math in the garden
–Ms. Bellino & Mr. Macomber classes are playing host to some red wiggler worms
–Ms. Connelly's class is out in the garden exploring Several classes have started some seedlings for the Morse garden.