CitySprouts aims to develop, implement and maintain beautiful, resource-rich school gardens in collaboration with public school communities. Integrated into the curriculum, CitySprouts gardens inspire teachers, students, and families with a deep, hands-on connection to the food cycle, sustainable agriculture, and the natural environment. As a school and community program, CitySprouts works with school administrators, teachers and families to integrate school gardens as an instructional resource, with a focus on STEM subjects, to teach school-aged children about food and health education.
The Trefler Foundation has supported the expansion of CitySprouts programming to schools in Boston. As a result, CitySprouts now has an enduring relationship with eight Boston public elementary schools. The Foundation also has helped CitySprouts begin its expansion to early education sites in Boston.