Benefits of the Summer Sprouts Program
Washington Park Elementary students get a jump start on the gardening season.
Summer Sprouts teaches valuable skills to be applied in various aspects throughout the children’s lives. Gardening skills and knowledge, a respect for nature, and pride and appreciation of a space that they can take "ownership" of are all benefits.
Summer Sprouts encourages positive social interaction stemming from self-respect, teamwork, cooperation.
Summer Sprouts provides positive, consistent role models.
Become a Mentor
Help urban children experience the beauty and benefit of nature in their own backyard by becoming a mentor for the Civic Garden Center's Youth Education program known as Summer Sprouts. Every summer CGC staff and volunteer provide Summer Sprout programming in four children's gardens located in Over-the-Rhine, Pendleton, Walnut Hills, East End and Northside. Educate children in the garden on how to plant, grow and harvest vegetables, dig for worms, compost, and much more. No gardening experience necessary, just a willingness to work with kids, have fun and get dirty! If your agency would like to take part in the Summer Sprouts program, give us a call!