Academy of Environmental and Social Policy at Roosevelt High School

A Garden Feast for RHS-ESP!

For the past couple of weeks, Mr. Diaz’s ninth grade class has been coming out to the garden. With the sweltering weather we stayed cool as cucumbers inside while preparing a delicious, healthy veggie pasta salad. Before heading into the classroom, I harvested kale, tomatoes and beets from the garden. Students prepared the vegetables by ripping kale into…

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Sweltering highs at RHS-ESP can’t stop this garden!

Roosevelt High School Environmental and Social Policy campus is basking the the sun with seedings galore from Sylmar High School. Our hats off to you, Sylmar High School for all your precious donations!         Week 1 of our new radish and zucchini bed! Keep reading in the new month to watch their…

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Thank you to all our donors and supporters from Ms. Burt’s class!

At RHS-ESP, Ms. Burt’s class has been a frequent fixture at the garden. She and her students have been inquisitive and open-minded, taking in the garden and all its lessons in stride. For their last visit of the year each student created wonderful and thoughtful cards to our donors and supporters. A big shout out…

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Garden Club at Roosevelt HS ESP

Garden club is a fun time for students to come out and enjoy being outside, explore what is growing, take photos, and take things home! Soon more students (I hope!) will catch on to the fact that those that go to garden club never leave empty handed! We have a few very dedicated gardeners who…

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Takeaways from the Roosevelt ESP garden.

The day after a most welcome rain, the Roosevelt ESP garden smelled so fresh and invigorating. It was a dark roast color, inviting the new start of the day. This edible school garden is bursting with all sorts of yummy, leafy greens! We harvested a good volume today but the garden still has more to…

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Seeing red: crimson radishes and ruby strawberries at Roosevelt ESP.

On a refreshing day with some atmospheric clouds hanging in the blue sky, a few Roosevelt ESP Riders gathered crimson radishes and ruby strawberries. Our radishes were a variety of sizes reflecting the diversity of plant shapes even within a simple root veggie.       Finally, tantalizingly, a hand picked strawberry signalling the start…

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Students learn harvesting techniques at Roosevelt HS ESP

These past few weeks have been very abundant at most gardens, especially Roosevelt HS of Environmental and Social Policy! Students have been enjoying the bounty through snacks and salads made in class, as well as harvesting some goods and taking them home to share with their family. This inspires conversation of what is eaten at…

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Keeping it green at Roosevelt HS ESP

The fall and winter at Roosevelt ESP has been a a particularly abundant time for this school’s garden. Since September students have been planting chard, kale, lettuce, broccoli, peas, radish, nasturtium, and many other cool weather crops. These plants, which generally don’t produce fruits (except the peas!) but rather leafy green vegetables or flowers (broccoli!)…

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Roosevelt ESP garden classes discuss community change

This week’s rain brought Roosevelt ESP garden lessons inside the classroom. Instead of students exploring and working outdoors, vegetables and herbs were brought to the students inside the classroom to touch, smell, and taste. The lesson in Ms Russom’s class was geared towards the idea of gardens in a community and how they can benefit…

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Garden Salad at Roosevelt ESP

Students are always eager to taste what is growing in the garden, so during Ms. Burt’s 4th period class recently, we made a fresh garden salad with homemade caesar dressing. From the garden students harvested green bell pepper, purple cauliflower, basil, parsley, oregano, tomato, and zucchini. Since we planned ahead, one student brought lemons from…

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Sowing seeds and fall growth at Roosevelt ESP

Seeds are sprouting and fall growth is coming in at Roosevelt HS ESP Garden. Students watch as their snap peas, radish, and beets sprout, as well as marvel at the flowers of fall fruit. Students planted seeds in six packs and other small containers to get them ready for the months ahead. Broccoli, kale, lettuce,…

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Roosevelt HS ESP students explore garden herbs

The Roosevelt HS of Environmental & Social Policy garden is growing day by day, particularly the herbs! The garden boasts a large oregano patch, a very full parsley plant, rosemary, and basil. During the beginning classes for ESP in the garden, students explored, observed, smelled, and tasted the variety of herbs that the garden has…

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Roosevelt ESP volunteer workday success

50 UCLA volunteers as well as a number of students from the high school joined EnrichLA to give the Roosevelt HS of Environmental and Social Policy garden a big boost with new compost, mulch, tree pruning,  and a repaired irrigation system,and just in time for fall planting! Radish, carrots, cauliflower, and herbs have now joined…

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Next Step Lends a Hand to Roosevelt High

Today, a handful of wonderful volunteers from Next Step Ministries helped transform the garden at Roosevelt High School Academy for Environmental and Social Policy. The initial work involved lots of weed removal. The fruit trees surrounding the garden were getting smothered by pesky grass so we had to get them outta there! Just before lunch,…

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Garden IrritANTs

TS Roosevelt has a problem. Lured by  the sweet ‘nectar’ left by aphids, the ant population has exploded over the course of the summer! Aphids are easy enough to manage over time, with some strategic planting (plants in the onion family are perfect for planting now, nestled among aphid attracting cruciferous veggies and lettuces) and…

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TS Roosevelt’s Magic Garden!

TS Roosevelt’s garden hasn’t seemed to have gotten the memo regarding the heat wave and the end of the growing season. The amount of produce harvested from this garden over the course of the summer has been nothing short of astonishing!

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A Harvest at Roosevelt!

The garden at Roosevelt was absolutely loaded with gorgeous crops ready for harvest! The heat wave that caused our broccoli to bolt last week was replaced by rainy weather this week. While some of our plants were still sporting yellow flowers, most of the broccoli loved the cooler temps! So many crops were flourishing in…

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Roosevelt in the Rain

The recent rainstorms may be great for our gardens, but they don’t make for very productive gardening! Much of the Friday  gardening class at Roosevelt was on hold for the frequent downpours. Nonetheless, it didn’t stop us from admiring the amazing crops growing in the garden! So many plants are thriving and nearly ready to…

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Roosevelt’s Thriving Garden!

It was an exciting day in the garden at Roosevelt! Not only have all the transplants and new seedlings we added last week settled in nicely,   …and the original plants flourished in the gorgeous spring weather, …but there is not a single aphid in the entire garden! The three-way aphid removal techniques implemented last…

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Pest Control at Roosevelt

It was a busy day in the garden at Roosevelt High School! The artichoke, eggplant, oregano, tomato and basil plants we added last week have settled into their beds nicely, and the lettuce, strawberries and broccoli are also doing well. While we removed a great deal of terribly infested broccoli and cauliflower plants last week,…

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Roosevelt ESP Update!

EnrichLA-ers Tomas O’Grady and Josh Walker have clearly been working hard at the Roosevelt High School Academy of Environmental and Social Policy Garden!  This hillside garden was a huge undertaking, but as you can see, the raised beds are coming along nicely, and have finally been filled with our nutrient rich 50/50 mixture! Thank you…

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Breaking for lunch…kind of.

We have a delicious lunch of fresh mozzerella with basil, tomato and proscuitto pressed in a panini maker! But many volunteers are finding it difficult to stop working: we are too excited! Thank you to all our volunteers who are working so dilligently on this garden, and helping us make such a yummy lunch for…

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Roosevelt garden

TOMAS O’GRADY We are currently planning our most far reaching project to date. An edible garden on a hill side and on a shoestring. A piece of cake. Join us on NOV 5th.http://enrichla.org/volunteer/  

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Roosevelt High School of Environmental and Social Policy Garden

The Roosevelt High School of Environmental and Social Policy Garden is currently in the planning stages.  EnrichLA is working with the Mayor’s Partnership for Schools to build this edible garden! We are looking forward to working with the students and community to make this garden great! Roosevelt High School of Environmental and Social Policy 3921…

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