Monday, May 20, 2024

Bowlers eat and diners bowl Wednesday at the scene of an approaching fundraiser for Cambridge’s CitySprouts program: Flatbread Co. & Sacco’s Bowl Haven in Davis Square, Somerville. (Photo: Marc Levy)

For a bunch of gardeners, the CitySprouts program has excellent taste in pizza.

Following a fundraiser at Zing! Pizza in Porter Square, the public school gardening program has chosen as its next venue Flatbread Co. & Sacco’s Bowl Haven in Davis Square, Somerville — meaning that in addition to contributing to CitySprouts with every pizza sold, including for takeout, there will also be candlepin bowling.

The bowling doesn’t add to CitySprouts’ haul, while a large pizza costing between $13.75 and $18.75 brings a $3 donation and a small costing between $8.25 and $9.75 brings $1.50, according to workers at the restaurant. Diners can also build their own flatbread pizzas.

The pizza places aren’t just sympathetic to CitySprouts, but to the group’s mission. Each touts organic and locally sourced ingredients (and Zing! even boasts of its composting), and would earn a CitySprouts certificate of approval if there were such a thing.

“In addition to coordinating with teachers and students during the school year, we offer a summer youth internship and college-age fellowship program to increase awareness about the joys and health benefits of growing, cooking and eating fresh food,” Bu said. “Beyond gardening and cooking knowledge, we work on educating students about access to healthy food so they have the tools and know-how to make a real difference in the community.”

CitySprouts, based in Central Square, is a school garden program with gardens in every Cambridge public school. For information or questions about the program or Tuesday’s fundraiser, e-mail program manager Kim Goldstein.

The event is to run from 5:30 to 11:30 p.m. Tuesday at Flatbread Co. & Saccos Bowl Haven, 45 Day St., Davis Square, Somerville.

This post used significant amounts of information from a press release.