A HUGE Thank You To….

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Thank you to EVERYONE that helped make the garden build at John Adams Middle School possible last Saturday.  We could not have done it without your support, encouragement and kindness.

Thank you to LAUSD  Facilities Services Division – and Sustainability Initiatives

Principal Evelyn Wesley and CPM LaMonte Douglass

Tree People’s Michelle Bagnato

Large Makrge Sustainable for lunch and Starbucks for coffee

 Kaia Lai for taking these beautiful photos of the event!

And especially to

the eager students, the excited parents, the gracious volunteers who are the force behind these beautiful events.

And a special thank you to the people who donated to our Kickstarter project:

The Dosch Family
Iujvidin Family
Los Feliz Med Spa
Connie Czerwinski

Denise Hudson
Rayna Saslove
Kelly Burke
Diann Hsueh
Robert Ryan
Michael Martinez

Tracy Mezzatesta
Rob Valerio
Sherrell Cuneo
Kari Commagere
Barbara Bestor
Adriana Leal
Rebecca Crane
Gus Jacinto
Beth Bootzin
Nina Kin

Gabriel Haffey

Daniel Fishbein
Susan Westad
Kris McQueen

Michelle Menechyan
Carrie Brown
Andreas Jaggi
Lauren Wierzbowski
Erica Chapman
Katie Glick

Breianne Pryse
J. M. Reid
Alex Brideau III
Michael Russell
Karin Howard

Shauna Nep, Woolly School Garden Program
Mid Columbia Gardens
Kimberly Chandler

And to our founders, Tomas O’Grady and Leonardo Chalupowicz, who make each and every garden build possible.

WORKING TOGETHER, ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!

Thank you to EVERYONE that helped make the garden build at John Adams Middle School possible last Saturday.  We could not have done it without your support, encouragement and kindness.

Thank you to LAUSD  Facilities Services Division – and Sustainability Initiatives

Principal Evelyn Wesley and CPM LaMonte Douglass

Tree People’s Michelle Bagnato

Large Makrge Sustainable for lunch and Starbucks for coffee

 Kaia Lai for taking these beautiful photos of the event!

And especially to

the eager students, the excited parents, the gracious volunteers who are the force behind these beautiful events.

And a special thank you to the people who donated to our Kickstarter project:

The Dosch Family
Iujvidin Family
Los Feliz Med Spa
Connie Czerwinski

Denise Hudson
Rayna Saslove
Kelly Burke
Diann Hsueh
Robert Ryan
Michael Martinez

Tracy Mezzatesta
Rob Valerio
Sherrell Cuneo
Kari Commagere
Barbara Bestor
Adriana Leal
Rebecca Crane
Gus Jacinto
Beth Bootzin
Nina Kin

Gabriel Haffey

Daniel Fishbein
Susan Westad
Kris McQueen

Michelle Menechyan
Carrie Brown
Andreas Jaggi
Lauren Wierzbowski
Erica Chapman
Katie Glick

Breianne Pryse
J. M. Reid
Alex Brideau III
Michael Russell
Karin Howard

Shauna Nep, Woolly School Garden Program
Mid Columbia Gardens
Kimberly Chandler

And to our founders, Tomas O’Grady and Leonardo Chalupowicz, who make each and every garden build possible.

WORKING TOGETHER, ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!

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