Green Sprouts Vegetable Garden


Green Sprouts an initiative of ILIA, a 501c(3) educational and charitable non-profit, is operated by high school youth. Green Sprouts is a platform for youth and adults to develop leadership skills through practical application in a community-service and capacity building application.

Green Sprouts is a 0.25 acre land in Gwyn Oak, Maryland offering gardening, events and leadership development opportunities for children and teens.

Leadership Skills Developed:

  • Teamwork
  • Planning
  • Responsibility
  • Care

Technical Skills Developed:

  • Gardening
  • Mulching
  • Mowing
  • Planting
  • Green Technology
  • Water Management
  • Botany


  • Identifying the different colors in a garden  (Age 4-5)
  • Planting their own garden (Age 6-8)
  • Starting a vegetable garden (Ages 12 +)
  • Butterflies and Bees (Ages 12+)
  • Coaching teens (Ages 55+)
  • Lawn Mowing (Ages 17+)
  • Lawn Mowing (Ages 12-16)

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