Our Garden Rangers deliver our interdisciplinary garden-based education program that allows students to learn in a wonderful outdoor classroom- the garden! Our program offers students six introductory lessons about their school garden. Our program schedule allows all students in K-12 to visit the garden throughout the year. Students learn about the rules in the garden and develop their own, fun garden names. They also explore the garden and help it grow by planting new seedlings. Students learn about the different soil types and which type is in their school garden. Students explore the beneficial and harmful insects that live in their school garden. Climate and Seasons: Students explore the Los Angeles’ ecosystem and the types of weather conditions that different plants prefer. Students learn about the anatomy of a plant and learn to identify which part of the plant we commonly eat. Students work together to harvest and prepare food from the garden. The students care for and maintain the garden. This is the ultimate lesson. They can control the space through their efforts. Our Rangers blog about their work every week. Here are the latest.

Kickstarter Campaign for John Adams Middle School Garden!

Kickstarter Campaign for John Adams Middle School Garden!

EnrichLA has just created a project on Kickstarter.com to raise money for the John Adams Middle School Garden build.  Here is a snippet of our project page, describing to visitors the importance of school gardens, and how the funds will be used if we are to receive them. CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR PAGE, WATCH…

Removing asphalt for a garden at John Adams Middle School

Removing asphalt for a garden at John Adams Middle School

Today 1,800 sq.ft. of asphalt are being remove from John Adams Middle School to make room for an edible garden. This campus PE field is a city block of asphalt, so a small but significant victory for greening our campuses. EnrichLA teamed up with LAUSD’s Sustainable Yards and with TREE PEOPLE to achieve this goal….

TS King Native plants thriving

TS King Native plants thriving

We planted these native plants about a year ago at King Middle School .  We ignored them.  We watered them twice.  They are now thriving.  The new rule of gardening in Southern California ought to be “if it is not edible it should not need water”.  There is no getting around the fact that edible…

Posts from Eco Enthusiast!

National Honey Bee Day is Aug. 20th August 20, 2011 is National Honey Bee Day, which is a day for honey bees and a program for the entire year. If you haven’t seen Vanishing of the Bees, then I highly recommend it. It is extremely educational and a must see! The National Honey Bee Day…

All about compost made simple

Enrichla’s friend Sergio Scabuzzo writes a simple how to compost. Here is an excerpt, for the whole story visit THE GREEN MAN PROJECT Compost piles should: Be vegan – no animal products of any kind Not contain any chemicals or pesticides Be as moist as a damp sponge Not be compacted, so air can get…

The Los Angeles Eco-Village: Restoring Community Through Permaculture

Los Angeles Eco-Village

LOS ANGELES — Many thanks to Lois Arkin for taking time Wednesday to give me a 45-minute personal tour of the Eco-Village. The L.A. Eco-Village is a permaculture-oriented intentional community and neighborhood comprising two blocks near Vermont Ave and Beverly Blvd in the Mid-Wilshire district. It is a home to 40 residents who live and work there, and a public space to neighbors who participate in its community… Read more»

Main Street Elementary Garden Build

Main Street Elementary Garden Build

Last Saturday, August 13th, volunteers gathered at Main Street Elementary School in South Central Los Angeles for a garden build.  Over 30 volunteers, young and old, worked together build a beautiful garden in a matter of hours.  Its true…..Working Together, Anything Is Possible! Some of the volunteers were parents of students that attend or will…

West Vernon Elementary School Garden Plans

West Vernon Elementary School Garden Plans

This is our garden plan for the new garden at West Vernon Elementary School.  This is going to be a BEAUTIFUL edible garden and outdoor classroom!

West Vernon Elementary School Garden…Coming Soon

We look forward to making a positive change on this campus.  As you can see, the students are surrounded by concrete.  We cant wait to bring a beautiful edible garden to their campus!

Main St. Elementary Before and After

Main St. Elementary Before and After

After removing weeds, tilling the ground, and adding super rich compost to the existing soil, we were ready to plant sage, lavender, citrus plans, grapes, and bougainvilleas!  This is a before and after of the garden space.  Stay tuned for more photos of our beautiful new garden at Main Street Elementary School!

San Pedro Elementary School Garden On Its Way!

San Pedro Elementary School Garden On Its Way!

Here are some plans for the new garden and beautification project at San Pedro Elementary School!

Posts from Eco Enthusiast!

Kellygreen Home I’ve been a fan of Kellygreen Home for a few years now. They are one of the few eco-friendly storefronts around. They are located in Silverlake and moving to a new location soon TBD. They also have an online store for those who aren’t in the area. Kellygreen Home sells items for the…

Bienvenidos al Jardin/Welcome to the Garden

Bienvenidos al Jardin/Welcome to the Garden

When we begin to believe that there is greater joy in working with and for others, rather than just for ourselves, then our society will truly become a place of celebration. -Jean Vanier Another amazing community work day! Locals and friends from other LA hoods came together with EnrichLA to bring back to life and…

Change happening at main street elementary….NOW!

Change happening at main street elementary….NOW!

    Here are a few photos from the garden build going on right now at main street elementary school in south central los angeles.  Stop by if youd like to help, or consider joining us for our next garden build!  See our volunteer page for opportunities.

We’re all working together young and old so that everything is possible.

We’re all working together young and old so that everything is possible.

“A group of schoolchildren from main street elementary helped me load the supplies for the garden build at that school” Tomas.  .   Here is a partial list as to the items that are going into the garden at main street elementary.  Texas sage, a lemon tree, an orange tree, basil, parsley, a pear tree,…