Toluca Lake Elementary’s Summer Bounty

Toluca Lake Elementary’s Summer Bounty

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Flowers and fruits are abuzz at Toluca Lake Elementary Garden. The squash and watermelon plants are brimming over beds and the sunflowers and tomatoes have grown to their prime. After watering and fertilizing, weeds were battled around the ground bed, flowering basil was pruned back and a few tomatoes were harvested. Excited to share the impressive gourds and melons with the new classes!

– Megan, Intern

The Drought and Edible Gardens

The Drought and Edible Gardens

This post is by the executive director Tomas O’Grady in regards to the use of precious potable water in our edible school gardens throughout the city of Los Angeles. When we started EnrichLA four years ago, we knew the time would come when the use of water in our school gardens would come under question, so…Continue Reading

Stylish Summer Strawberries at Luther Burbank Middle School!

Stylish Summer Strawberries at Luther Burbank Middle School!

The stylish strawberries, tasty tomatoes and mint plants are all flourishing at Luther Burbank Garden. After some watering, weeding and signage placement, a few cages were set up to help support a few of the younger tomato vines. The squash and carrots are growing robust and the bees are busy pollinating all the wildflowers. Luther Burbank Garden…Continue Reading

DoGood Bus….does good!

DoGood Bus….does good!

DeeG visit (with Tomas, Kirsten, Edith, and Erin from EnrichLA) 7/17/15 WOW!  I can’t say enough good things about the DirectTV summer interns working today at SouthGate Middle School. We had approximately 30 volunteers on the DoGood bus, and they did a LOT of GOOD! This school’s garden has a MAJOR infestation of bermuda grass.…Continue Reading

The Gardner Elementary garden offers a shady oasis amidst the summer heat

The Gardner Elementary garden offers a shady oasis amidst the summer heat

Large trees with thick, dark green leaves tower over the garden beds at Gardner Street Elementary, offering students a place to rest in the shade on a hot day. Tomatoes, strawberries, peppers, mint and many other delicious fruits, herbs and vegetables can be found growing in this plentiful garden. Today, we pulled weeds out of the…Continue Reading