Tell me why I should donate to become a member of EnrichLA? The School garden NON PROFIT.
There are many non profits out there. They all sound great. Why ENRICHLA?
We are down to earth, no nonsense and hard working. We are irreverent and we are ambitious.
We are like no other non-profit. Nobody here makes more than a school district custodian. ($38,000) Everybody gets their hands dirty. We are efficient. We are as frugal. We are different. We are an active Non-Profit. ( a non profit who does work as opposed to advocating).
What makes you different than other so called school gardening organizations?
We literally created and scaled the school garden professional movement in Los Angeles. 100 plus schools and growing and we don’t mean simply building a school garden. A school garden without a sustainability and teaching plan is a waste. Our rangers take care. Our garden rangers are on site weekly caring for the edible garden and delivering our straightforward and cheerful curriculum. We amend the soil, fix the irrigation and engage the community. We are farmers. We are frugal. We are leaders in the school gardening movement and we lead by example. Everyone at enrichla makes no more than a school custodian and our rapid growth is a testament to our efficiency.
What are you going to do with my money this year? What are your goals over and above what you already do?
- Open the new sustainability Magnet at El Sereno Middle School. The focus is climate change and WHAT OUR STUDENTS CAN DO ABOUT IT IMMEDIATELY.
- Build and open the Los Angeles Rural Center at El Sereno Middle School.
- Create and sustain a 100 school composting program at our 100+ sites. That means all food waste to compost ON SITE by end of 2019.
- Create and sustain a school garden seedling nursery capable of supplying our 100 school gardens.
- Build and deliver a special needs experiential program that inspires these students.
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This Los Angeles version of spring is upon us, preemptively sending lettuces to bolt, premature marigolds to flower, and beans to pack-it-in. We’ve sadly had to watch (and taste) our super sweet snap peas go from juicy candy to cellulose-y seed bombs, but behold!—our leafy greens—rainbow chard, lacinato kale, and purple kale have become…
The garden at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Downey is doing great! There is a variety of seedlings growing and students continue to help with composting.
Hola! Spring break 2019 is here for LAUSD, and at MCP we are excited and ready for all the crops to start thriving within the next few weeks. This week decided to spent two days at the (coolest) school farm since won’t access to it next week. Efforts were dedicated to ensure the correct operation…
WE ARE TRYING A LARGER SCALE PLANTING AT THIS SITE Tomas And over to David! And off we go at Mid City Prescott Middle School! After a few days of planning, designing and creating the new gardening rows, we have now planted what will be our first crops of the season. The school has…
2nd rotation of the year started at Angeles Mesa Elementary. K, 1st and 3rd graders have been interacting with the garden and enjoying Unit 1. 3rd graders are so intrigued and curious about bugs, they liked the Friends & Foes lesson a lot! We recently harvested arugula, more radishes, chard; and have planted sweet snow…
We have been super excited and entertained during our first Unit at Angeles Mesa. Kids from Pre-K, K and 5th grade have enjoyed learning and interacting with plants and garden. EnrichLA resumed activities at Angeles Mesa in the middle of November, bumping into a few days-off due to Thanksgiving, Winter Break, and then the strike,…
Spring is (definitely) here! Well, “spring”– it was quite hot in DTLA for the last few weeks. Our class with Academy Leadership Community (ALC) at Miguel Contreras Learning Complex is in the early afternoon so we can feel that heat! Of course, these kind of things are always a good opportunity for learning and teaching–…
“How do we know when to harvest?” aaaah…. a hunch? a feel? it smells right? fruit’s the right size? Why don’t we make a harvest calendar! Pulling out the trusty UC Master Gardener Handbook and looking up the approximate harvest time for each of our plants. The girls are attentive! Also, though it is…
“Eeeeeewwwwwwwwww!” said ALC student. “What did I do?” said squirmy worm exposed to the sunlight. “Worms are amazing. Here, grab one and I’ll tell you about what they do” said Garden Ranger. “Their poop is really good for the plants and they create air pockets for roots. Worms are legit.” said other ALC student. ”…
The 1st and 2nd graders of Mid-City’s Prescott School of Enriched Sciences (the sprouts, the 3rd, 4th and 5th graders are the seedlings…) watched these radish babies grow from seed to seedling and last week we discovered why root vegetables sometimes grow hugging each other…like these carrots… Once roots start to grow and grow under…