The school garden at the Kennedy –Longfellow elementary school is in a fenced area behind the school on the south-facing side across from the city playing fields. The raised beds include an herb garden, a pollinator garden, a strawberry patch and vegetable gardens. The mural was created by parent Abigail Lewis-Bowen. A native plant garden, designed and planted by 7th graders, is adjacent to the CitySprouts garden. The garden has a shed and composter.
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 Kennedy-Longfellow 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.