Wilton Place Elementary

Enrich La in partnership with Fox Gives and Antioch University created two new edible garden spaces here on Saturday April 13th, 2013. School gardens benefit students and communities in a variety of ways. The most immediate impact for these children is that after our school garden build, students have instant access to green outdoor spaces. Areas that were formerly unused parking lots or asphalt slabs are now transformed into lush and inviting gardens. In addition to improved aesthetics, these outdoor spaces can, over time, impact the health and wellness of children and their surrounding community. Air quality will be improved, leading to a lower cancer risk from air toxicity, and an increased exposure to the natural world will lead to a higher level of environmental stewardship. With this new exposure and education, students will learn how to implement changes in their daily life that reduce waste, energy consumption, and pollution. This garden at Wilton Place is acting as a catalyst to show students just how versatile, delicious, and fun healthy food can be and is developing positive attitudes toward healthy food and increasing consumption of those foods. The startling obesity statistics in Metro Los Angeles alone demonstrate a strong need for this kind of program. This school is located at 745 S. WIilton Pl, Los Angeles, 90005.