Students from UCLA’s Architecture program partnered with EnrichLA to deign and build a new garden at Kester Avenue Elementary School in Van Nuys. The new garden has unique vertical components, allowing plants to climb up them as they grow. A giraffe, a turtle, a cow and a few other wooden totems give the garden a fun feel. All of the kids were fascinated by the objects and engaged in the garden in a new way.
Over 100 seedlings were planted yesterday, including Thai chili peppers, jalapeños, tomatoes and basil. The kids were thrilled to hear that all the food would be ready when they return to school in mid-August.