New Partnership with Sylmar High School Holticulture Department + Volunteer opportunities galore!
As we embark on one of our most action packed weekends, we are reminded one more time that IT TAKES A VILLAGE!
Today we got a truckload (30 flats) of healthy and vibrant winter vegetables seedlings donated by Steve List, a Sylmar landscaper (818.364.1304) who heads the Horticulture Department at Sylmar High School, and is also the President of The California Association of Nurseries and Garden Centers–San Fernando Valley Chapter (Click here to check their exciting upcoming events). THANK YOU! And thank you Sherrell for picking them up!
The plants will find homes in the following gardens: John Adams Middle School in South Central, Markham Middle School in Watts, Atwater Elementary in Atwater Village, Point Fermin Magnet Elementary in San Pedro and Theodore Roosevelt High School,Academy of Environmental & Social Policy in Lincoln Hights. And all of this is happening between Saturday and Monday! What a packed next few days!
As our co-founder and tireless leader Tomas O’Grady likes to say “WORKING TOGETHER ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE”
Would you like to volunteer for any of these build events? Please visit our VOLUNTEER page.
Would you like to volunteer to work with the kids in South Central on Monday and/or Friday Mornings? Contact Leonardo, firstname.lastname@example.org
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