Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. School is in a temporary home while its school building is renovated. The school garden was constructed during summer 2012 by parents and CitySprouts volunteers when the school moved into its temporary location. The outdoor classroom garden has five beds to serve the school including its Chinese Immersion. The garden has a garden shed and compost bin and five raised garden beds including an herb garden, a perennial garden, a strawberry patch and three vegetable beds.
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 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 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.