The CitySprouts gardens at the Fletcher Maynard Academy are ready to serve visitors to the organization’s annual festival, Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Photo: CitySprouts)

The annual CitySprouts Festival — described as for kids, by kids, but with everyone invited — arrives Saturday with a dizzying array of events: an “Iron Chef”-style cook-off, for instance, as well as music, pumpkin decorating, cooking from a schoolyard harvest and the grinding of apples into fresh cider.

Admission is free, and food and kids’ activities are available for sale to raise money for the program.

CitySprouts, based in Central Square, has gardens in every Cambridge public school and has created curricula and programs based around them.

The event runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fletcher Maynard Academy, 225 Windsor St., reachable with a 15-minute walk from the Central Square stop on the MBTA’s red line. The school has three growing areas, organization officials said: raised beds built in 2008, a habitat garden installed last year and an “auxiliary” plot at the Squirrel Brand Community garden one block away.

For information, go to citysprouts.org, send e-mail to [email protected] or call 617-876-2436.

This post used material from a press release.