6/24/2011- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Tomas O’Grady
Tel: (323) 387-3866
Enrich-LA has been awarded $5,000 by The South Central Neighborhood Council to build an edible garden at John Adams Middle School.
ENRICHLA, a Los Angeles based Non-profit organization, based in Los Feliz, led by Tomas O’Grady (recent candidate for city council), announces a $5,000 grant from the S.C.N.C to install an edible garden at J.A.M.S.
Enrich La is working with LAUSD Complex Project Manager LaMonte Douglass, Green Ombudswomen Teresa Dhal and Tracy Bartley, Environmental Assessment Coordinator Bill Piazza, Tree people, Principal Evelyn Wesley and a small group of parents and teachers at the school. Enrich La just completed new gardens at Trinity Elementary School and at Roosevelt High School in Boyle Heights.
“Our mission is to provide environmental and educational enrichment to the diverse communities of Los Angeles through programs, activities and initiatives designed to enhance our physical surroundings. We have a particular focus on edible school gardens.” Tomas O’Grady. ENRICH LA
“We believe that by replacing asphalt with green spaces, edible gardens and orchards, we can enrich public school campuses and the daily lives of their students. This provides an opportunity for our kids and communities to initiate healthy eating habits, spend time outdoors while growing food, fight child obesity and other related health issues.” Leonardo Chalupowicz, co –founder, ENRICH LA
“A garden in every school! That is what we would like to see.” Leonardo Chalupowicz
If you would like more information on EnrichLA, please visit www.EnrichLA.org or contact Tomas O’Grady.