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City School Sprouts Seedling Sale plants entrepreneurial spirit in local youth

Thanks to everyone who supported the City School Sprouts Seeding Sale at the Mustardseed Co-op and at Mohawk's Fennell Campus this week. Because of your support the students were able to raise close to $600 for youth programs at the Eva Rothwell Community Centre in North Hamilton.

About 20 students, from area schools and the Kiwanis Boys and Girls Club, participated in the eight-week City School Sprouts progam. A joint project between the Eva Rothwell Centre, Mohawk Sustainability and City School by Mohawk, the Sprouts program focused on cultivating environmental stewardship and social entrepreneurialism among youth attending programs at the community centre. 

The students were taught how to care for their seedlings and the importance of healthy eating and sustainability. After a lesson in marketing and advertising, the seedlings were sold at the Mustardseed Co-op on Mother’s Day weekend, and at Fennell campus this past Tuesday to celebrate the end of the program.

About Mohawk

Mohawk College educates and serves more than 29,500 full-time, part-time, apprenticeship and international students at three main campuses in Hamilton, Ontario and learning hubs across Hamilton through City School by Mohawk, and at the College’s Centre for Aviation Technology at the Hamilton International Airport. Mohawk is among the top five colleges for applied research in Canada. It has been named one of Canada’s greenest employers seven years in a row, holds a GOLD STARS rating from AASHE for sustainability achievements and is home to the country’s largest and first institutional building to receive dual certification for Zero Carbon Building Framework design and performance for The Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation. More than 135,000 people have graduated from Mohawk since it was founded.