Sprout by Design  

*During COVID we are teaching via zoom and are zero contact farming for clients all over the tri-state area.

Sprout by Design is a NYC based, certified women & minority owned company (WMBE) whose mission is to "Design, Build, Educate, Grow." Co-founders Ilona de Jongh and Leslie Dweck work with an eye towards health, sustainability, racial equity,  environmental justice, and economic impact. We are committed to the Judaic concept called Tikun Olam; humanity's shared responsibility to heal, repair and transform the world.


Sprout by Design builds urban farms, gardens, greenhouses, chicken coops, hydroponic, aquaponic and composting systems for individuals of all ages and abilities. We pair these customized green spaces with fun, hands-on workshops (in person & via zoom). We use nature as a practical tool to teach design-build principles, STEM standards, Farm-to-Table entrepreneurship, and broader concepts like healthy eating, racial equity, food justice, environmental stewardship, and job training for opportunities in the emerging green economy. In addition to having great educational and economic impact, these workshops & activities also have calming, developmental, and therapeutic benefits.

Sprout by Design also provides programming and maintenance for existing gardens, helps community gardeners sell their produce to local restaurants, and leads urban farming workshops for students of all ages (preschool - seniors). Finally, Sprout offers staff training, professional development, family engagement activities, and certificates of completion for each program.

We service schools, community centers, supportive housing, libraries, detention centers, local restaurants, community gardens, special needs organizations, and real estate developers.


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