CitySprouts Update: December 2023

CitySprouts Update: December 2023
Posted on 12/05/2023

Decomposition Lessons
This past month, as the days get chillier, our Garden Educators (GEs) have been teaching about putting the garden to sleep for the winter and teaching about all that is happening underground. CitySprouts GEs teach all across Boston and Cambridge but featured here is Orchard Gardens, located in Lower Roxbury, where students are learning about worms, fungi, and bacteria that decompose organic material (ie. anything from the garden) underground. Here, Garden Educator Jordan asks students to guess if a flower, banana peel, and plastic bag will decompose inside a buried pumpkin. Then, students will dig the buried pumpkin up in the spring to discover if their scientific predictions were correct. This activity gets everyone involved  taking a turn digging a hole. Looking ahead, lessons will be moving inside and be focused on our garden residents, worms and snails. 

Supporting our Boston Partners
We’re so grateful to be a part of the Greater Boston community! Last month, CitySprouts staff supported our friends and partners at The Daily Table in Roxbury and Dorchester before convening at The Food Project’s Dudley Greenhouse. Staff enjoyed learning about the history and ongoing work of our partners to make the Boston food system more equitable. Thank you to Carlton Mabrey and Veronica Hemingway at The Daily Table and to Danielle Andrews at The Food Project for a memorable day and continued partnership. For everything else happening at CitySprouts, please check out our blog and follow us on Facebook/Instagram/LinkedIn to stay up to date. 

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