Field reports from

John Adams Middle School

Chive flowers in bloom at John Adams Middle

In the middle of our mint grove a student spotted a beautiful flower. The students get really excited when they see flowers popping up in the garden. Before when they would see a flower their first reaction was to pick the flower but now, the students understand the longer you let it grow, the longer…

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Are those beets at John Adams MS?

Yes they are!!!! Beets, Beets, Beets! About two months ago students planted beets from seed in the middle of our mint grove. We thought that they would do well under the mint canopy, with a little shade and extra moisture. They took a while to pop up but here they are and going strong!

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Art in the John Adams MS Garden

Students at John Adams Middle School added some extra art to their school garden. For the past two weeks students have been doing splatter paintings in the school garden. Considering that John Adams Middle School is in the middle of DTLA, they are in a very active graffiti zone. Graffiti art is a part of…

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More from the harvest at John Adams Middle School

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Huge Harvest at John Adams Middle School

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Families and students at John Adams Middle school love tomatoes!

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What else is happing at John Adams Middle School?

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Transformation at John Adams Middle School!!!!!!!

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Bringing some extra color to John Adams Middle School!!!

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Whats Happening At John Adams Middle School!!!!

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Beets at john Adams Middle school.

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Late blooming tomato seedlings at John Adams Middle School!

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A rabbit @ the John Adams M.S. Garden

What a wonderful summer day at John Adams Middle School. One of EnrichLA’s newest Garden Rangers taught students how to transplant seedlings.  Students were a little distracted from planting by a rabbit that hopped into the garden. It stayed for quite some time. We are happy to see the wildlife in this urban garden, even…

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The Altria family of companies partners with ENRICH LA to rescue the John Adams Middle School Garden.

The Altria family of companies shares a tradition of community involvement dating back more than five decades. But investing in our communities mean more than just writing a check. They are  committed to helping make the communities where we live and work leading environments where we all can succeed. Altria provided funding and volunteers to…

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John Adams Middle School

Enrich LA created this school garden in the Fall of 2011, in partnership with the South Central Neighborhood Council,  TreePeople and over 100 hundred volunteers from all walks of life. John Adams Middle School is located at 151 W. 30th St, Los Angeles, 90007.

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Hummus and Seed Starting at John Adams

This week at John Adams students sampled hummus with carrots, chips, and broccoli.  They tried three different hummus flavors – traditional, roasted red pepper, and garlic.  The outright favorite was roasted red pepper – yum. After our snack, classes helped transport mulch to the garden aisles and compost to the beds.  We had a small…

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Fun Thursdays at John Adams

This week at John Adams students created seed bombs.  Traditionally, seed bombs are made with clay. However students made them with wet newspaper scraps and flowers seeds ranging from sunflowers to nasturtiums.  They each took one seed bomb home and donated another for the Kaiser Permanente Health Fair next week. Some classes also made bouquets…

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Composting & Collaborating at John Adams!

A couple weekends ago, Enrich LA, Tree People, a hearty group of dedicated volunteers showed up at John Adams Middle School in South Central Los Angeles to plant trees and build a compost bin in the garden. It was a lot of work, but everyone was smiling throughout the day and we achieved a lot!

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Work continues at John Adams Middle School

Even though the children of Los Angeles are on winter break, there is still much work to be done in their school gardens. Yesterday,  Ben, Josh, Adrienne (a new volunteer working with us for the month of January), and myself came together at John Adams Middle School to build two beautiful fourteen-foot picnic benches for…

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Starting to grow John Adams

Beds starting to grow

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Community Invited to Participate in Garden Maintenance!

EnrichLA, along with the LA Conservation Corps, is calling all parents, students and community members to join together at John Adams Middle School! As with all of our gardens, John Adams requires regular maintenance, attention and LOVE from volunteers in order to continue flourishing as it has been!  Our lovely volunteers Meg and Ben are…

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GARDEN STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM kick-off @ JOHN ADAMS MS

Monday morning was the kick-off of our GARDEN STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM at JOHN ADAMS Middle School led by our Star Garden Stewards Meg and Ben It was also the beginning of a partnership with CONSERVATION CORPS. They run an after school program lead by Misbran Moradel and implemented on the ground by  Ricardo Hernandez; they will…

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John Adams Garden Build Photos

Thank you to Kaia Lai for sharing these beautiful photos with us!  We had such a great time at the John Adams Garden Build.  To volunteer for our next event, please visit our volunteer page.

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A HUGE Thank You To….

Thank you to EVERYONE that helped make the garden build at John Adams Middle School possible last Saturday.  We could not have done it without your support, encouragement and kindness. Thank you to LAUSD  Facilities Services Division – and Sustainability Initiatives Principal Evelyn Wesley and CPM LaMonte Douglass Tree People’s Michelle Bagnato Large Makrge Sustainable for…

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Building a new garden at John Adams Middle School

Our recipe for success : EnrichLA +  the support of the School Principal and CPM +LAUSD’s Facilities Services Division  and Sustainability Initiatives + Tree People + a beautiful Saturday in fall + over 100 volunteers + food and coffee by Large Marge Sustainables and Starbucks  =  a new garden is born! WATCH THE VIDEO On Youtube…

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John Adams Garden Build- Another Successful Event!

A big thank you to everyone that helped us build this beautiful new garden at John Adams Middle School on Saturday, October 8th! Even though we were sweating, digging, shoveling, and working hard, everyone had a great time bonding over such a meaningful experience.  Volunteers gathered at 9:00am and were greeted with water, coffee and…

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Changes at John Adams!

New sprinkler drip system at the garden! Kids are getting ready to paint the garden signs with flower, fruit and vegetable names. The ground has been leveled and we will soon be able to put our raised garden beds in! Thank you to everyone who has been involved in this project! We are making changes!

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Here at the build!

We are here at the john adams middle school garden build!  Volunteers of all ages and all walks of life are here already, working hard to get this garden done by 2!! Come on over and help us make a change at john adams!

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JOHN ADAMS MIDDLE SCHOOL GARDEN .THE BIG DAY. WE ARE READY.

  We are ready for the big day. Tomas O’Grady with help from students at JOHN ADAMS middle school.Ryan O’ Grady helping.  

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An archaeologist takes advantage of the open site at John Adams Middle School

We have already removed concrete and John Adams middle school and we plan to put a garden there this saturday. A local archaeologist, decided to take advantage of this. He recruited a couple of students and they have been digging down a few feet to see what they can find.

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ENRICHLA REACHES GOAL- A Garden at John Adams Middle School!

We want to sincerely thank EVERYONE who helped us surpass our Kickstarter goal to raise $2000 for the new garden at John Adams Middle School!  We couldnt have done it without you! When you told your friends, shared the link, RTd our tweets, or donated yourself, YOU helped us raise the funds that will now…

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EnrichLA Video- featuring music by Fierce Bad Rabbit

EnrichLA recently made a video (below) featuring photos and videos taken from our school gardens. The band Fierce Bad Rabbit was kind enough to let us use a portion of their song “All I Have Is You” from the album Spools of Thread in our new video- and we are so grateful!  Fierce Bad Rabbit…

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Kickstarter Campaign for John Adams Middle School Garden!

EnrichLA has just created a project on Kickstarter.com to raise money for the John Adams Middle School Garden build.  Here is a snippet of our project page, describing to visitors the importance of school gardens, and how the funds will be used if we are to receive them. CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR PAGE, WATCH…

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Removing asphalt for a garden at John Adams Middle School

Today 1,800 sq.ft. of asphalt are being remove from John Adams Middle School to make room for an edible garden. This campus PE field is a city block of asphalt, so a small but significant victory for greening our campuses. EnrichLA teamed up with LAUSD’s Sustainable Yards and with TREE PEOPLE to achieve this goal….

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EnrichLA partners with FOX

EnrichLA was invited to have a booth at the “Fox Gives” event.  Founder Tomas O’Grady and a student volunteer helped inform 300+ Fox employees about the progress EnrichLA is making around the city.  Employees were encouraged to sign up for our mailing list and become involved in the many volunteer events we have coming up….

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Enrich-LA has been awarded $5,000 by The South Central Neighborhood Council to build an edible garden at John Adams Middle School.

www.enrichla.org 6/24/2011- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:  Tomas O’Grady Tel:  (323) 387-3866 Email:  tomasogradyenrichla@gmail.com   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…

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South Central Neighborhood Council awards $5000 for new garden at John Adams Middle School

Thank you SCNC, your contribution will make the upcoming garden a reality sooner! Great news for John Adams MS. Great news for South Central. Check out existing plot, the upcoming design, and stay tuned for volunteer build day!    

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John Adams Middle School Garden…On The Way!

John Adams Middle School Garden John Adams Middle School, located near the University of Southern California, is in the planning stages of an on campus garden! We look forward to working with the eager students and volunteers to get this garden going. John Adams Middle School 151 W 30th St Los Angeles, Ca 90007  

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