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CitySprouts Garden

The rooftop garden at the MLK School, built in 2014, is the first intentionally designed learning garden to be included in Cambridge Public Schools new school building construction. The rooftop garden is accessible through the library and hallway, and includes raised beds, tool storage, compost bin and an outdoor sink for cleaning vegetables. Solar panels above the garden offer shade to the young gardeners while also providing solar energy to the school. The garden has a digging bed, sensory bed, vegetables, pollinators, and herbs.

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. Middle schoolers throughout the city participate in the CitySprouts Summer Program in July and August. CitySprouts has volunteer opportunities in the garden throughout the year, if you would like to get involved please email