Field reports from

Luther Burbank Middle School

EnrichLA improved upon an already existing garden at Luther Burbank Middle School in February 2012. The additions included an outdoor kitchen, compost system, and storage shed.

Harvest!

The tomatoes and leafy greens at Luther Burbank Middle have been doing really well lately and every week we have been able to harvest a lot of greens for our snack. Pretty soon we’ll be able to harvest some tomatoes too! And then we’ll be able to make snacks like this with produce 100% from…

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Changing attitudes

One of my favorite things about being a garden steward is seeing the positive changes a garden can bring about in people. A while back I was in the garden at Luther Burbank and a student came in and asked if he could water the plants. As he walked around and watered the leafy greens…

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Art Inspiration Plentiful in the Garden

Today, Luther Burbank students created bouquets in anticipation of Mother’s Day.  They carefully selected a handful of grasses and flowering plants.  In some Latin American countries, for instance El Salvador, Mexico, and Guatemala, Mother’s Day is celebrated on Thursday, May 10 and will be observed by many students in the garden classes.  In the United…

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Haiku at Luther Burbank Middle School

Here in the garden Life flowing all around us Sharing its secrets (Yaji A/ Alan A/ Jeffrey F/ Jose V from LBMS) Today was a day for poetry at Luther Burbank Middle School. More specifically, it was a day for writing Haikus, Japanese poems with 17 syllables spread over three lines. Five in the first,…

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On a chilly day at Luther Burbank Middle School

Miserable faces greeted me this morning in the garden at Luther Burbank Middle School. It was cold and overcast, the garden was wet after last night’s rain and an icy breeze would cut through us from time to time. Lucky for me the students at Luther Burbank are always quick at adapting a positive spirit…

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A Garden in the Growing- Luther Burbank Middle School

Greetings, from the fairly new garden at Luther Burbank Middle School in Highland Park.  The garden here at Luther Burbank is still in its early phases and has a while to go before there will be harvesting of any sort, but in the meantime the students keep busy with exploring, weeding and cleaning, discussions about…

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LUTHER BURBANK CLASSES

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Luther Burbank- More Photos

Last Saturday, February 11th we built an edible garden at Luther Burbank Middle School in Highland Park!  It was a great day.  Here are even more pictures of our beautiful day, where we gathered with friends and volunteers for a very fulfilling and successful experience.

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LUTHER BURBANK EDIBLE GARDEN

Thank you to the HISTORIC HIGHLAND PARK NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL for their generous $1500 donation!  

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5 DAYS LEFT: Whole Foods Concierge Service, 4hr Studio Time, Heath Ceramics and MORE!

We are coming to the end of our Kickstarter campaign for school gardens– with 5 days left we need a major push from all of our supporters to help spread the word and reach our goal.  Unless we reach our $11,000 goal (which would provide garden programs for FOUR Los Angeles Middle Schools), we get…

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Luther Burbank Work Day!

On February 11, Enrich LA will improve upon the exciting new garden as built by LAUSD at Luther Burbank Middle in Highland Park.  We will gather at 9 am to build a new storage shed, outdoor kitchen,and compost system, please consider signing up to volunteer.  Breakfast and lunch provided.

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Kickstarter Campaign- AWESOME rewards for helping us keep gardens in schools!

EnrichLA has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help us raise money and keep “Home & Garden Economics” in our schools! With the outdoor kitchens we build at the schools, students use fruits and veggies from the gardens to cook and develop thoughtful eating habits.  We raise environmental awareness, incorporate hands on learning with sciences and…

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New garden coming to Luther Burbank Middle School!

There is yet another school garden on the way!  Luther Burbank Middle School will be the home of a nutritious, delicious and fun on campus edible garden! From the Highland Park Patch: “The Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council on Thursday approved a $1,500 grant to helpLuther Burbank Middle School establish a garden worthy of its namesake. The grant…

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