Putting our research to work!

After researching different design concepts last week, students of ALC got to work on getting their garden ready for renovation.


painting banners, getting them ready for quotes. We used chalk paint on the back of old vinyl banners to create whole new signs!



Clearing out the old plants to make way for the new! Positives, we can see a more clear pathway and we have layout for our garden design. Negative, we need the water to be turned back on! In a high school shared with three other high schools it truly takes a village and all staff on board to make sure this garden stays a success! 



With clear blue skies and sweat on our brow, snack never tasted so good! refreshing taste of orange with the added crunch and vitamin boost of carrots!

Michelle Moore

Michelle Moore has been a Garden Ranger since the start of the 2014 school year. She is passionate about community development and sustainability. Michelle studied Recreation and Tourism Management at CSUN and got her start in the garden world at M.E.N.D., a poverty relief nonprofit. There she installed gardens at low income families homes and helped families along through out the garden seasons. She enjoys teaching gardening to students because it reconnects this technology generation with mother nature. Everyone loves to eat, it is a universal common ground. By showing kids where their food comes from and how we are connected to our food we ultimately our reconnecting or minds and bodies, something many of us forget to do in our fast paced environment. When she is not out working on community building Michelle enjoys camping, rock climbing, training martial arts, watching movies and playing board games.