Mill City Grows is thrilled to work with community partners, including Lowell Public Schools, to create and support gardens across the city of Lowell. Since 2013, we have built 14 school gardens throughout Lowell including:
- Bartlett Community Partnership School
- Cardinal O’Connell Middle School
- Lincoln Elementary School
- Lowell Career Academy
- Pyne Arts School
- Reilly Elementary School
- Robinson Middle School & McAuliffe Elementary School
- STEM Academy
- Kathryn P. Stoklosa Middle School
- Sullivan Middle School
- Dr. An Wang Middle School
- CW Morey Elementary School
- Shelbie’s Seeds of Promise Community Garden at the Joseph McAvinnue Elementary School
In 2014, Mill City Grows deepened our focus and commitment to support Lowell Public Schools’ efforts to install and integrate school gardens into school culture and learning with the help of a USDA Farm to School Implementation grant received by the school district. Through this grant, Mill City Grows and the Lowell Public School District have increased the number of students participating in Farm to School activities and students’ access to fresh, healthy food. MCG and LPS will continue to build school gardens across the city so all Lowell students have access to Farm to School programming.
This project has been funded at least in part with Federal funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The contents of this publication do no necessarily reflect the view or policies of the U.S. Department or Agriculture, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.