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New garden at Mid City Prescott!

With the help of volunteers from Keller Williams Realty, we built a brand new garden and student farm at Mid City Prescott! The garden contains 5 raised beds, fruits trees and three row crops. Students were able to get some planting done as well! Thanks to everyone from Keller Williams who came out to help!…

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Indoor Grow.Bar System! Coming soon to our schools!

We have been lucky to partner with Grow.Bar to bring their indoor growing systems to EnrichLA schools! We will be getting 25 Grow.Bar Systems, which we will be distributing throughout our schools. Students and teachers will be able to plant, grow and harvest microgreens from the comfort of their own classrooms. This will complement the many…

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Thanks to Mercer for their hardwork at West Vernon!

Last week, we had a successful workday at West Vernon thanks to the help of Mercer volunteers! With their help, we are testing some farming techniques at West Vernon that we will hopefully implement in other of our gardens. We built a mini farm, a nursery station, mulched the pathways, added more shade, extended the…

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Thanks to Avison Young for their help @ Wilshire Park Elementary!

On Thursday, volunteers from Avison Young helped us beautify the garden at Wilshire Park Elementary as part of their annual Avison Day of Giving. Volunteers helped tear down an old bamboo fence and build a sturdier fence around the garden. Mulch and compost were also added to the garden. Overall it was an extremely productive…

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Exciting New Partnership with Taking the Reins!

We are so excited for a new partnership with Taking the Reins, an amazing non-profit that caters to adolescent girls. Through their programs, young girls are exposed to horseback riding, animal husbandry and much more. We have been revamping their garden and we will be implementing our Garden Ranger Program in the weekends! Through this…

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Office seedlings continue to grow!

We continue to tweak our seedling system here at the EnrichLA office and we’ve been learning so much in the process. Our seedlings have started to show their “true leaves” which means it is time to thin out our trays. This means that we leave one “champion” seedling in each plug. This cuts down on competition…

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Thank you to….

At the peak of summer, we wanted to use this time to thank two of our wonderful supporters who allow us to continue our work: AMAL Gold Nutrients: Thanks to Dino from AMAL Gold, we have enough organic fertilizer to keep all of our gardens growing! The fertilizer has been proven to be quite useful…

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Work Day at Lexington with Next Step Ministries

We had a very productive Wednesday at Lexington! Volunteers from Colorado and Vancouver, visiting Los Angeles with Next Step Ministries, came down and got some serious work done beautifying this garden. They tackled weeds in the raised beds and pathways, spread some new mulch along the entire garden space, labeled crops, and planted some new…

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New garden at Arts in Action Charter!

We built a new garden thanks to the help of realtors from Keller Williams, the largest real estate company in the world! Volunteers helped us build the garden which consisted of 6 beds, a dozen tomato cages, 3 picnic tables and some shade sails! Students thanked all the volunteers with a wonderful poster and smiling…

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Planting at Selma!

Thursday, we planted new strawberry, blueberry, blackberry, and lavender plants at Selma. Garden Ranger Hillary helped teach the students about soil and the importance of knowing what is in our soil. We added coffee grounds to our soil as we planted.  Our tomato plants showed their first fruits this week and we are excited for them…

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Soil testing at Gardner!

Students at Gardner last week learned about the 4 parts of soil, as well as the 4 parts of “loam” They then were able to test the soil themselves.   The garden is growing beautifully. We planted onion seedlings, as well as peppers and summer squash. Next week we will get our pumpkins in the…

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Alexys visits Wilshire Park!

The garden at Wilshire Park is growing beautifully! The students were planting summer fruit seeds during class, as well as harvesting pumpkins-yes, pumpkins in march! There are still a few on the vine and more budding!  Garden Ranger Elyse has helped this garden flourish. We harvested enough mint for the entire school! The compost here…

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Planting in a Brand New Garden!

On Friday, we planted over 100 new plants at Charles White! It was a pleasure to work with students from every grade. They were extremely respectful towards each other as well as the garden. We can’t wait to come back from spring break and see how everything is growing- tomatoes, basil, carrots, lettuce, lavender, sage,…

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Garden #90 at Charles White Elementary!

We built garden #90 at Charles White Elementary on Saturday in ONE DAY! We continue to make our garden builds as efficient as possible and we are so excited to have reached 90 gardens built in Los Angeles so far. Thanks to the USC Catholic Center for bringing plenty of volunteers to the build and…

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Seedling donation!

We got a wonderful donation of seedlings today from the horticulture department over at Sylmar High School. Thanks to Steve List, who runs a wonderful program, and to the students who helped! These seedlings will be used throughout all of our gardens to get them ready for spring.

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New Garden at Dayton Heights Elementary!

EnrichLA has built a new garden at Dayton Heights Elementary School! This wonderful new garden consists of 6 garden beds, 3 picnic tables and a drip irrigation system!   This is EnrichLA’s 88th garden! We are only 12 gardens away from reaching a great milestone of 100 gardens built in Los Angeles!

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Thriving Garden spaces at Bryson Elementary

Kindergarden and Main garden at Bryson Elementary school thrive under the watchful eye of ranger Janae! Eggplant and peppers – ready to harvest! I captured a photo of Janae working in the main garden. Dee and Janae: happy gardening!

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Summer Tomato Harvests

Even though it’s summer, the tomato beds are growing tall at John Marshall. We are so happy with the amount of tomatoes being produced and cannot wait for the school year so the students can see how their hard work is paying off!

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Checking Up, One Week Later

A week after the new build, EnrichLA interns went back to check the progress of the new plants at El Sereno Elementary School. All the plants were well watered, both in the beds and in the native garden bed at the front of the school. I am sure the students are eager to see how…

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A new composting lesson

What is Composting? Materials/Preparation: Grades: CA curriculum standards: Objectives: Students will understand that composting works in a cycle and that ordinary food scraps and waste can be composted. The finished product is compost and can be used as a natural fertilizer to help plants grow. Intro/Hook: Ask your students if anyone knows what “recycling” means.…

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Planting at John Marshall High School

      Tomatoes, squash, basil, and rosemary has all been planted at the new John Marshall High School school garden. The students of Ms. Hills’ class helped us plant in the raised beds. Both us and the school are excited to see the garden grow!

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A New Garden at Rio Vista Elementary!

We would like to extend a huge thank you to Do Good Bus, UCLA CSC, UCLA Chi Omega, Rio Vista Elementary parents and students and EnrichLA volunteers for helping us with building our fourth new garden of 2015! Our volunteers beautifully made a three bin compost system, garden beds and benches. They did an amazing…

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Big Thanks to Mt. Washington Elementary!

  Here is a screenshot of the thank-you note from the Parent-Teacher Association Newsletter of Mt. Washington Elementary School EnrichLA shared resources with Mt. Washington Elementary School the past three weeks so that their garden reps (the parent volunteers) got to learn how to make garden classes more fun and engaging! We were so glad…

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