Working Together Anything Is Possible = Trinity Garden in South LA
It is amazing what can be accomplished when all the people involved believe in a project and give it their all!
All elements came beautifully together this Saturday at Trinity Elementary , where at the end of 6 hours of hard work, a garden for the school was born. We filled the space, once asphalt, with 65 cubic yards of clean soil topped with mulch, installed 12 raised beds and filled them with soil and compost, created the outline of an outdoor classroom circle, planted a border of native plants and three shade trees. The garden is now ready for fall planting when the students return from summer break.
The players of this true group effort are=
About 100 volunteers = school and neighborhood children and parents plus friends of Enrich LA who came from all over Los Angeles and worked very hard to complete the task at hand.
Committed School Principal Marta Jevenois who green lighted the project, supported and promoted it and worked with energy and enthusiasm next to her school employees and volunteers.
LAUSD‘s Complex Project Manager LaMonte Douglass, Green Ombudswomen Teresa Dhal and Tracy Bartley, Environmental Assessment Coordinator Bill Piazza, and Facilities’ plumbers, carpenters and suppliers who made it happen by allocating time and money for removing the asphalt, testing the soil, delivering new soil and mulch, prepping the irrigation system and providing the raised boxes. And taking time away from their families to come out and work with us.
Tree People‘s Michelle Bagnatto donated three shade trees and led their planting and tree blessing.
Meg Taylor’s Large Marge Sustainables catered a delicious/nutritios free lunch, Pam from Life Source Water Systems served clean filtered water, and Starbucks at Hoover and Jefferson donated morning coffee.
ENRICH LA designed the garden, organized the event, led the volunteers and brought in the compost and native plants. A special thanks to our interns Joyce, Alex and Shana , friend volunteers Sherrell, Alejandra and Ynes, and first daughter Eireann .
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