Field reports from

Wilshire Crest Elementary School

A Ladybug is a Friend

Ladybugs are friends of the garden who have a great appetite for aphids. These voracious friends help reduce aphids (foe of the garden) from zapping on stems and munching on leaves. As we prepare the garden for cool season crops,  against a never-ending warm weather,  students released ladybugs throughout the garden beds. Some of them had…

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The leaves we eat

Our class focused in identifying the leaves. Contrary to what most people think, providing the necessary oxygen for life is not the only function of leaves. A significant part of what we eat, drink and inhale is also produced by leaves. The vegetables whose leaves and stalks we eat and the beverages with various aromas…

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The healthy plants at Whaley Middle School welcome new seedlings

My visit to Whaley Middle School today went smoothly. The garden is in great shape, evident by the dark brown, rich soil that harbors the bright green, flowering fruits, vegetables and flowers. I didn’t want to crowd the growing plants that were already in the beds, but I was able to find a couple open spaces…

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WILSHIRE CREST FARMS & OUR ABILITY TO CONTINUE OUR MISSION

This earth-day weekend we will bring together over 150 volunteers and create the Wildlands, a 1.5 acre park at Walgrove Elementary. Ryan J.Drnek of Sodder Studio created the design at no cost. Thank you Ryan. To return the favor, the parents of Walgrove are working with us to do exactly the same thing at another…

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Wilshire Crest Farms

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Steve Zimmer, newly elected school board member visits the new Wilshire Crest Farms. The edible garden at Wilshire Crest Elementary

“Thank you Enrich La for choosing gardens over concrete. I know that this did not just happen. it took a lot of hard work” Steve Zimmer. LAUSD board member

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Before and After. Wilshire Crest Elementary School Garden.

” Hello Bravo HS Volunteers, Thank you so much for you help with EnrichLA this Saturday! You guys did a fantastic job as you can see from the blog photos here. We are looking forward to finishing up the gardens at Wilshire Crest Elementary next Tue, Nov. 20th 12-5pm. Sign up here (we’d love to…

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Wilshire Crest. The build.

We’re almost complete with a new edible garden at Wilshire Crest Elementary School. Redwood raised beds, fruit trees, an espalier fruit tree row, an outdoor kitchen, and a fully automated sprinkler system. We are putting in a lot of edible gardens at schools.  In this city water is precious.  Edible gardens by their nature are…

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A great bunch of humans built a garden at wilshire crest elementary

Fall is harvest season and what better way to celebrate than by adding to our community’s green space and improving garden access for our neighborhood students. On Saturday, November 10, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the EnrichLA organization will install a huge new edible garden at Wilshire Crest Elementary School (5241 W. Olympic Blvd.)….

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Another new garden at wilshire crest tomorrow

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GARDEN BUILD DAY @ Wilshire Crest Elementary School

GARDEN BUILD DAY @ Wilshire Crest Elementary School Come and join EnrichLA in their mission of building an edible garden at every school. Their next project site is Wilshire Crest Elementary School, 5241 Olympic Blvd, on Nov 10, 2012. Volunteers will be helping to transform over 8,000 sq. ft. of space into a school garden….

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Wilshire Crest Elementary School. The Plan.

We build on November 10th.

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Wilshire Crest initial sketches and Before

West Field (approximately 70’x70’ = 4,900 square feet) The plan includes large edible planting fields, 16 redwood raised planting beds, 16 fruit trees, 8 large redwood picnic tables, an outdoor kitchen/arbor ( for washing vegetables) arbor an herb garden and an native /butterfly/rain catchment area. • REQUIREMENT: Area needs to be brought up to grade….

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Wilshire Crest Elementary School

We are very thrilled that we were able to put the empty lot at Wilshire Crest Elementary School to good use. Raised redwood beds, fruit trees, an espalier fruit tree row, an outdoor kitchen, and a fully automated sprinkler/drip irrigation system were installed in autumn of 2012, bringing life to a forgotten lot. Wilshire Crest…

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