Field reports from

Roosevelt High School

The edible garden at Roosevelt High School was completed in Summer 2011 with the help of Gay for Good, Partnership for Los Angeles Schools, and We Serve LA. The garden utilizes a long, narrow space on the edge of campus, resulting in a lush environment with in-ground beds. There is also a front quad garden space with raised beds that was built in 2012, and a space for the Environmental Science Policy program.

Garden Engineering at Roosevelt High

After an introduction to STEM, students at Roosevelt spent their garden time designing their own model compost bins in groups. Some groups had very creative designs! Gettibg outside and creating something by hand was a nice break for the students, but the most fun for everyone was filling each box with soil and weighing then…

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EnrichLA and VIDA! at Roosevelt

EnrichLA was happy to participate in a VIDA! weekend event at Roosevelt High. Garden Ranger Eleanor delivered fun and enriching classes to several groups, and Program Director Alexys helped kids decorate pots and plant their own seeds to take home and grow! Thanks VIDA for the invite!

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Scientific Method at Roosevelt High

Last week at Roosevelt High School, garden learning is continuing beyond just the weekly class to daily duties, observing and caring for their science expirament. Three classes are responsible for 3 jar of sprouts which they will rinse twice a day write down any changes they notice throughout the week. We have one control jar,…

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A New Start for Roosevelt High

The Gasol Foundation has made a genereous donation to Roosevelt High School’s Vida Garden this semester, and Mr Tran’s Environmental Studies Classes are taking on the challenge of maintaining the garden all semester. We are starting with just 11 raised beds to learn the basics, though with up to 40 willing workers per class, we…

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Gasol Foundation connects with EnrichLA for Roosevelt HS’s garden

On October 22nd, EnrichLA connected with Gasol Foundation to help beautify the front quad garden at T.Roosevelt High School in Boyle Heights. To support Gasol Foundation’s efforts at Roosevelt High School, we helped clean up their garden space so students could learn about garden spaces and eating well on campus! The garden space started is now known…

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Colorful posters for the RHS Parent Center!

At RHS, Mr. Lopez’s class designed and made informational garden posters for the Parent Center. This week we put them on display for the parents! They are in Spanish and English since most of the parents are Spanish speaking. I think the posters look great!  

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Seis de Mayo activities at RHS!

Finally a cool day in the RHS garden! It was definitely a welcome change of pace. Luna, as always, working in the garden. This week she planted some carrots, a crowd favorite for sure. The amazing grafted tomatoes are in the foreground. Every garden shall have tomatoes! Mr. Lopez’s senior class design informational posters for…

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Thriving in the blazing sun at RHS!

The temperature skyrocketed up to 92 but the mighty Rough Riders were out in full force to show the summer heat wave who’s boss! In the morning Luna, a consistent senior gardener, came by the garden. She assisted with the fava bean removal, plants that have served us so well with their plentiful bounty. We…

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The start of the stone fruit season!

At RHS we have a small, thriving orchard tucked away in the back behind our vegetable beds. Our trees include fig, avocado, mulberry, navel orange, and notably peach!   The peach tree has started its season with an irresistible offering of juicy, sweet, dripping, succulent peaches about the size of a typical plum. Their size…

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Full force sun at RHS!

On a blazing hot day, the RHS garden soaks in the sun. It attracted a hummingbird and other creatures such as a group of RHS mothers. They cautiously came into the garden and quickly struck up a conversation, their oohs and aahs crossing language barriers. Their keen eyes spotted our broccoli, kale, cilantro, cabbage, avocado,…

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Hard work pays off at Roosevelt HS

Students at Roosevelt High School are really seeing the benefits of their labor in the garden. What started as a dried up, overgrown patch of weeds has now flourished into a garden with flowers, herbs, peas, kale, broccli, strawberries, carrots, radish, beets, and more! This team of dedicated students is proud of their work and…

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Springing into April!

At Roosevelt High School, our afterschool garden club is a healthy mix of seasoned gardeners and budding green thumbs. Today we planted Golden Zucchini Squash where our old pea patch used to be (RIP pea patch of 2014). These lovely summer squash are ready for harvest after 55 days so we’re eagerly hoping they’ll be…

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A farewell feast for Julia at RHS

On Julia’s last day at Roosevelt High School, our Rough Rider family sent Julia off with a cilantro pesto pasta, fruit smoothies, rice krispy treats, and pretzels!         Julia has done a phenomenal job with these students, teaching them how easy and delicious healthy eating can be. I could never fill her…

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Rough Riders round up a resplendent harvest!

The garden at Roosevelt High School is always thriving with edible plants, ever-present crab grass, and the hot, hot beating sun. Our committed afterschool Garden Club weathers the conditions for a handsome harvest!  

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Diggin’ for red gold at Roosevelt High School!

It’s been a long two months but our Rough Rider patience has paid off! Scroll below to watch the scavenger hunt unfold.      

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Roosevelt High School Garden Signs!

Designed and painted by our very own high school gardeners! Their creative energy brings their spirit into the garden for future classes.    

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Successful parent event at Roosevelt HS

This month marked the first parent workshop at the RHS garden! Parents, children, and even grandmothers attended this intimate event– three generations! The workshop included a tour of our abundant garden, compost how to’s, planting seeds to take home, as well as a huge communal salad fresh from the garden. Parents were eager to learn…

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Sowing seeds at RHS garden

Why do we plant seeds in a 6-pack instead of directly into the soil? Why plant some seeds deeper and other towards the surface? Why is it better to sow root vegetables directly in the soil?  These are the questions that were answered for our high school students  during garden classes and after school club…

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Legumes, Harvest, and Hard Work @ Roosevelt garden

The RHS garden is really taking off and students this week got the chance to have a real harvest for the first time this season and school year. Beans, peas, broccoli leaves, and kale were amongst some of the veggies that we nibbled on during garden club and that students took home to cook with…

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Fall makes Roosevelt HS garden and students happy

With fall fully underway the Roosevelt HS garden is growing fast. Since the beginning of the school year plants and relationships have been growing in the Roosevelt Garden. For many students who have never seen a radish grown before, this is an exciting time! Through garden club and 5th and 6th period class visits, this…

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Students nurture Roosevelt High School Garden

On Tuesdays during lunch and after school, and Thursdays during lunch, the garden at Roosevelt High School is open to all RHS students for garden club. The students are RHS are very committed to getting their garden growing strong and know that every bit of attention they give it really counts. Students take turns watering,…

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Garden Lunch Gathering at Roosevelt High School

Students and teachers gathered in the garden last week for the RHS Garden Lunch Gathering, a time to eat fresh snacks, visit the newly re-vamped garden,  get to know fellow students, and find out how to get involved in the garden! Students from RHS Garden Club hosted the event by giving tours and showing students…

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Roosevelt HS students prune trees and eat fresh figs

RHS students of the lunch and after school garden club recently had the chance to work with and care for the variety of fruit trees growing in the garden. Peach, apricot, plum, avocado, and fig trees were observed and pruned by a group of budding gardeners. Students eagerly snipped off dead, diseased, damaged, or deranged…

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Roosevelt HS ready to grow!

Roosevelt HS is kicking back into gear and students are eager to get their hands dirty! Students will be in the garden during lunch and after school, as well as some afternoon classes, to learn about growing food, garden science, and leading a healthy life. EnrichLA’s garden program at RHS is happy to partner with…

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Volunteering in the Roosevelt High Garden

One of ourvery dedicated volunteers, Hanna helped out in the Roosevelt High School garden today. It was a productive day- we tilled, amended, watered, weeded and transplanted, all in just an hour! After the soil was prepared, Hanna transplanted eggplant seedlings. What a delicious summer it will be! Thanks Hanna!  

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New arbor/outdoor kitchen for Roosevelt High School built on MLK day

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Roosevelt High School of Environmental and Science Policy Urban Farm

ESP, a branch of Roosevelt High School, and managed under the Partnership of Los Angeles Schools feels like it is built around a car park.  This was one of our most challenging projects, the only site available was a steep hillside overlooking, you guessed it, the car park.  We carved terraces into the hillside and built raised beds filled…

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Roosevelt High School Academy of Medical and Health Sciences Garden

This was our first garden and was built in partnership with Gay For Good.  We carved out a garden from an unused corridor squeezed between the classrooms and the sports field. Roosevelt High is located at 456 S Matthews Pl, Los Angeles, 90033.

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Fruit! Fruit! Fruit!

Great things are happening at Roosevelt! Some of our broccoli plants may have bolted in the heat last week, but the bees love their pretty yellow flowers (which are still edible and delicious, by the way)! And so many of our other crops are beautiful and nearly ready for harvesting! We also planted several different…

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A Cool Gardening Day at Roosevelt

It was a lovely, cloudy day to be in the garden at Roosevelt on Friday! The plants have all been loving the recent rain and it looks like we are going to be getting an amazing strawberry crop! We were joined in the garden by Enrich LA member, Courtney, who was filming a video for…

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Join us! Building a garden at Roosevelt!

Students, volunteers, teachers, parents and community members: all here to build a garden at this school! The rain left us with a beautiful, sunny and cool day to plant lavender, sage, avocados, lemons, broccoli, lettuce and more! Consider joining us and making the most of your saturday: 3921 selig place, los angeles ca!

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What a difference a few months makes at Roosevelt High Garden, This garden is officially the most lush garden..

TOMAS O’GRADY Roosevelt high school academy of Health Sciences garden. This garden is officially the most lush garden in the EnrichLa Garden set. It is not that long ago that volunteers from gay for good aided by a grant from the Boyle Heights neighborhood council transformed this unused piece of land from a garbage lot into…

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More from Roosevelt Garden!

Yet another yummy product of the new “riders garden” at Roosevelt High School!  We are so glad to see the progress being made.  Dont forget, if youd like to be a part of a transformation like the one that happened at Roosevelt, we will be having a garden build at Main Street Elementary next Saturday,…

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Roosevelt Garden- “Fruits of Your Labor”

Roosevelt Senior High School principal Maura Crossin sent this photo to us: Thanks for the update, Maura!  We look forward to many photos and updates from you in the future! We are so lucky to have been part of what is now the “Riders Garden!”

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Roosevelt high school garden is coming together

We now have a garden club. Includes teachers and students.

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SUCCESS! Roosevelt Senior High School Garden Build

On a semi-gloomy Sunday morning, May 22nd, over 160 volunteers gathered at Roosevelt Senior High School in Boyle Heights in hopes of working together for a positive change.  In honor of the “Harvey Milk Day of Service” volunteers from EnrichLA, Roosevelt Senior High School, Gay for Good, The Partnership for LA Schools and We Serve…

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This will be an edible garden very soon ROOSEVELT HIGH

Roosevelt High School

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All the Asphalt removed at Roosevelt high-school for new garden

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Construction has begun on Roosevelt High Garden

Enrich LA is proud to announce ground breaking ( literally) Concrete and asphalt being removed! We are building this garden on Sunday May 22, as part of eth Harvey Milk Day of Service Volunteer here http://enrichla.org/?page_id=14 Tomas O’ Grady 323 387 3866

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Harvey Milk Day of Service at Roosevelt Senior High School!

  The garden project at Roosevelt Senior High School, located at 456 South Mathews Street in Los Angeles, was recently approved…and now its time to get to work!  EnrichLA, in conjunction with the Partnership for LA Schools, is excited to participate in the 2011 Harvey Milk Day of Service by bringing volunteers together at Roosevelt High….

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Roosevelt Senior High School

Roosevelt High School Garden The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has recently approved a garden at Roosevelt High. The proposed garden will be located in the Academy of Medical and Health Sciences part of the campus. Roosevelt Senior High School 456 South Mathews Street Los Angeles, CA 90033  

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