I interviewed Tomas. He told me that he likes native plants the best because they are easier to care for and use less water. Next I asked him why he helps schools make gardens. He said, “I don’t think that schools should be wall to wall concrete. They should be green and covered in foliage.”…..
Thank you to everyone who joined us yesterday at Glenfeliz Blvd. Elementary School in Atwater Village!
This was a different type of garden build. We were building benches, tables, and planting a variety of flowers and herbs for a new reading garden that the principal called “The Park.” The garden is designed to act as a beautiful and welcoming outdoor space for students to ready, study, and enjoy. In a time where school funding (including that of Libraries) is being cut, it is as important as ever to encourage students to learn, and help them enjoy that endeavor. This reading garden will surely do just that!
The turnout was larger than expected, and City Councilman Eric Garcetti even joined us for some hard work, hauling compost to the site of Glenfeliz’s existing edible garden.
EnrichLA nutrition director Kelly Burke kept everyone hungry with delicious salads and strata, made fresh in the school kitchen.
Thank you to everyone who joined us for this wonderful event! We hope to see you at future garden builds!
Join us tomorrow at 9:00AM for what will be yet another productive and enjoyable garden build! We will be transforming GlenFeliz Elementary School in Atwater Village, located at:
This will be a beautiful new reading garden for the students at GlenFeliz to enjoy. Providing access to a beautiful, clean and green outdoor space will help connect students with nature, encourage respect for the environment and improve the aesthetics of the school grounds.
A delicious and healthy lunch will be provided by EnrichLA Nutrition Director, Kelly Burke. Coffee, water, and a light breakfast will also be served. BE SURE to bring your reusable water bottle with you to refill and remain hydrated throughout the day!
We will be building a new reading garden at Glenfeliz on Saturday, February 4 from 9 am to 2 pm. Please consider volunteering… coffee, pastries, and lunch will be provided!
We are thrilled to work with the students, parents and staff at this school to bring them an amazing on campus reading garden.
EnrichLA, in partnership with Friends of GlenFeliz Elementary, will design and install a Reading Garden on Saturday, January 28th, 2012.
Get your year started off right and join us! Click HERE to view our Volunteer page.
“I just had the extreme pleasure of meeting with Principal Karen L. Sulahian and together with Friends of GlenFeliz, we’re going to do something very wonderful.” -Tomas O’Grady, Executive Director, EnrichLA.
We are thrilled to work with the students, parents and staff at this school to bring them an amazing on campus reading garden!
We are looking forward to working with the students and community to make this garden great!
GlenFeliz Elementary School Garden
3955 GlenFeliz Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90039