CitySprouts’ Thursday Dig It! fundraiser grows garden program, rewards by raffle
CitySprouts already teaches 6,000 students in Cambridge and Boston schools, but a Thursday evening fundraiser could bring the program to four additional Boston public schools this fall, as well as add Science in the Garden after-school programming to local middle schools and keep its summer youth program tuition free.
The fundraiser, Dig It! 2015, includes a raffle, food and drink, live music by Brazilian trio Choro Bop and a middle school student presentation on the program, which connects kids with hands-on, garden-based learning and even provides healthy food. Around 200 families are supported with access to fresh food by CitySprouts.
Raffle prizes includes everything from a one-week trip to Disney World worth $2,100 to more local harbor excursions worth $600 and a chef’s six-course dinner for four at Harvard Square’s Harvest worth $480.