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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 30,000 full-time, part-time, apprenticeship and international students at three campuses and two City School locations at the Eva Rothwell Resource Centre and the Central Public Library in Hamilton, Ontario. Mohawk has ranked first among all Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area colleges in student satisfaction for seven consecutive years and first in graduate satisfaction for the past five years. Mohawk ranks 15th among all colleges in Canada for applied research activity and has been named among Canada’s greenest employers and the region’s top employers for the past three years.