Alta Loma Elementary, a title one school is headed by Ellen DeLeston a very lovely and unassuming Principal. The school’s population is poor by any standard, yet Ellen and her team of proud parents pitched in to make the garden a reality. This school is not used to being in the limelight.
By the Numbers:
Funding sources = Fox Gives $5,000, Mid City Neighborhood Council $5,000 and Ellen and the school committed $3,000.
The garden is inaccessible by machines.
60 employees from Live Nation broke ground in August 2012 literally with Jack Hammers. They hauled away, a bucket at a time over 60 yards of Asphalt and base. It was 101 degrees.
In addition to many other schools, the Whole Kids Foundation awarded $2,000 in funding for the program. Again in addition to many other schools, Becky Feliciano of Whole Foods Markets Glendale along with her counterparts Heather Bernard of WF Arroyo and Cindy Estorga of WF Pasadena helped Enrich La cover its overhead and the purchase of tools for this project with a 5% fundraising day.75 employees of Fox Give and their partners, Searchlight Films installed sprinklers and they carted IN 23 yards of clean soil + 35 yards of compost + 20 yards of tree mulch.