February 21, 2011
Check out this interview with Lisa Gross, the Boston Tree Party founder and chairman, on the Art21 Blog.
February 19, 2011
February 14, 2011
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February 12, 2011
Check us out in the Boston Globe Green Blog! Dara Olmsted wrote a really nice piece.
February 2, 2011
Six questions for Francey Slater, City Sprouts Outreach and Education Coordinator and Kenya Pavon of the Gately Community Center
by Alli Axelrod
1. Can you tell us a little bit about your Delegation?
Francey: We’re actually a part of two Delegations. One is a collaboration between City Sprouts—we’re a non profit that works in partnership with public schools to maintain and support teachers’ use of gardens–and the Peabody School.
The other is a partnership between City Sprouts and the Gately Community Center. At Gately there is a student group called the Apple Co-op. They buy apples in bulk and sell them to after-school programs. The students are part of marketing and operations, and they deliver the apples. Students from Gately will be team leaders.
2. What made you decide to become a Tree Planting Delegation?
Francey: City Sprouts has been wanting to plant apple trees and this opportunity is even better. We’ll get to take part in a movement that will reach far beyond our school, far beyond Cambridge. Apples have meant a lot to our students. Every fall we make apple cider in the garden and teachers include the activity in their lesson plans–making math connections, working on literacy, even studying simple machine units. Now they’ll be able to learn directly where apples come from. Read more…