It was another great day at garden this past Tuesday! Farm King greeted the visiting parents and volunteers from John Adams Middle School with a beautiful lunch prepared and served by Enrich LA volunteers (as well as a couple VoluntEARS from Disney!) Us Enrich LA’ers know how to eat, so we made sure that the…
Blog Prompt: Please explain the different ways that your class is working to make Thomas Starr King More Green Please Explain the different projects that we have going on including: – The different ways that we are raising money and what it is for – The garden – The fruit trees – The Bring Your…
A few years ago I visited the Glass Beach in Ft. Bragg, California. It is a very surreal place because you know that it’s trash, and it’s now a beautiful beach. You will mostly see green, brown, and white glass with some rare pieces of blue glass, which supposedly came from buoys in Japan. Along […]
Recently, I attended a few green fairs and I bought one of these hanging glass terrarium orbs. I’ve been seeing them everywhere and I was curious about them. They can be pretty pricey at some home décor stores. I did some research and I discovered that you can buy these glass orbs from CB2 for […]
Blog Prompt: Please explain the different ways that your class is working to make Thomas Starr King More Green
Please Explain the different projects that we have going on including: – The different ways that we are raising money and what it is for – The garden – The fruit trees – The Bring Your Own directory Please explain: 1) How are these initiatives changing the school and the students? 2) How has being […]
I’ve seen & own similar juice pouch products, although I really love how creative Laura Locke is with her LL Design products. Laura & her son started collecting juice pouches from the kids at his school during lunch. They wanted to make placemats as gifts for family and friends and it soon turned into a […]
The US Post Office is offering “Go Green” products in their store. They also have some eco-friendly boxes available. Express Mail and Priority Mail packaging have been awarded Cradle to Cradle(SM) Certification for their environmental attributes. Check out their site for more details: USPS Go Green Store
The Great Los Angeles River Clean Up and Day of Service with FOLAR (Friends of the Los Angeles River)
Did you know that 38 BILLION plastic water bottles end up in U.S. landfills each year? Today EnrichLA gathered with volunteers at the Friends of Los Angeles River Cleanup to help remove trash and debris from the LA River. Together, volunteers removed over 100 bags of trash, along with old street signs, shopping carts, and…
Today Ms. Markarian’s kindergartners showed off their garden book, full of drawings of their favorite things in the garden, including the worms in the vermicompost bin. Students of all grade levels have learned to love playing with the worms: the first step towards appreciation of the vital role worms and other decomposers play in the…
With the support of LAUSD facilities, principals and teachers, parents and community members Enrich LA is moving ahead with the goal of replacing asphalt with gardens in school campuses. Our present and upcoming garden projects in LAUSD campuses total 31,500 sq.ft. including 20,000 sq.ft. of concrete removal! We believe in replacing asphalt with green spaces…
Arbor Day is a nationally-celebrated observance that encourages tree planting and care. Founded by J. Sterling Morton in 1872, it’s celebrated on the last Friday in April. So, go plant a tree! http://www.arborday.org/arborday/
What could LA do with the money it would save from no Styrofoam trays in cafeteria Each Styrofoam tray costs 5 cents each. At Thomas Starr King, the cafeteria uses 1400 per day. There are 180 school days per year. Calculate how much money Thomas Starr King pays per year to buy Styrofoam trays. According…
These bamboo to go utensils are great to toss in your bag and take everywhere. Using reusable utensils help you reduce your ecological footprint. Enjoy eating with natural utensils made of bamboo, a highly durable and sustainable resource that can be grown and harvested sustainably. Disposable plastic cutlery feeds the landfill and is harmful to […]
Enrich LA is proud to announce ground breaking ( literally) Concrete and asphalt being removed! We are building this garden on Sunday May 22, as part of eth Harvey Milk Day of Service Volunteer here http://enrichla.org/?page_id=14 Tomas O’ Grady 323 387 3866
Join Friends of the Los Angeles River this Saturday, April 30th, for the LA River’s Day of Service. There will be 14 different locations to choose from. Help clean up the river! http://folar.org/?page_id=5 Also, EnrichLA is also looking for volunteers to hand out stainless steel water bottles at 2 of the locations: http://enrichla.org/?p=684
Each Styrofoam tray costs 5 cents each. At Thomas Starr King, the cafeteria uses 1400 per day. There are 180 school days per year. Calculate how much money Thomas Starr King pays per year to buy Styrofoam trays. According to Wikipedia, “LAUSD cafeterias serve about 500,000 meals per day” – Please calculate how much LAUSD […]
Farm King needs your help at Wednesday & Sunday Farmer’s Markets + Silver Lake Jubilee Farm King needs volunteers to help man/women our booth at several upcoming events. To sign up to help, please click here. Thanks! The Farm King Team Digest powered by RSS Digest
By using 100% recycled glass products you are supporting recycling and reducing your impact on the environment. Recycled glassware uses about one-third less energy than glass made from raw materials. By using recycled glass you are reducing air pollution. Recycling also reduces the volume of waste in landfills. Glass is made from sand, soda ash, […]
Farm King needs volunteers to help man/women our booth at several upcoming events. To sign up to help, please click here.
The Farm King Team
Filtered water booth at River Cleanup Los Feliz The Greater Griffith Park Neighborhood Council Green Committee along with volunteers from Enrich La will provide free filtered water and a stainless steel water bottle to anyone who does not have one at the two Los Feliz sites for the Friends of Los Angeles River 2011 Clean…
Using the Reusable Trays Please explain what it felt like the first time that you used your own reusable tray? Did you feel nervous? What did the people around you think? Photos from 4/6/2011 What a great day! We made a ton of Sauted Kale and a huge salad with purple carrots, purple cauliflower, so…
John Adams Middle School Garden John Adams Middle School, located near the University of Southern California, is in the planning stages of an on campus garden! We look forward to working with the eager students and volunteers to get this garden going. John Adams Middle School 151 W 30th St Los Angeles, Ca 90007
Last night the Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council (DLANC), meeting at the beautiful historic Tower Theater at 8th and Broadway, unanimously voted to fund $5,000 for the edible garden project at San Pedro Elementary School. With this vote the DLANC reinforces it’s commitment to greening Downtown LA, an area of our city lacking in green…
Los Feliz Charter School For The Arts School Garden Los Feliz Charter School For The Arts school garden is currently in the planning phase, and the Greater Griffith Park Neighborhood Council recently approved a $1,500 grant for the project! It is a lengthy process, but these funds will greatly aid in the development and maintenance…
Please consider joining us this Tuesday 4/19/2010, while the students are away on Spring Break to help make Farm King even greater. We are installing a small patio, building a garden shed and doing some garden maintenance. 10 am to 12.30 or 12.30 to 3pm. Enrich La will provide lunch at 12.30 Address 4201…
The garden project at Roosevelt Senior High School, located at 456 South Mathews Street in Los Angeles, was recently approved…and now its time to get to work! EnrichLA, in conjunction with the Partnership for LA Schools, is excited to participate in the 2011 Harvey Milk Day of Service by bringing volunteers together at Roosevelt High.…
A student plants a seed and then sees a ting seedling within days? That is an easy lesson in science. Contrast fresh heirloom tomatoes with a pinch of salt to fast food? Welcome to nutrition 101. We can’t afford to raise a generation that does not get whole foods and we hardly need more folks who do not feel connected and thus a responsibility to the earth.
110 GARDENS +
Our team with the help of volunteers is so efficient that we build start to finish in one day. Redwood boxes, controlled drip irrigation, picnic tables and super fertile soil. Our gardens work!
THE GARDEN RANGERS
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.
Our interdisciplinary curriculum provides youth opportunities to explore in an outdoor setting. We teach K-12 students everything from cooking skills to environmental stewardship and history to social justice. It is rooted in the principals of both place-based and experiential learning models.
We are like no other non-profit. Nobody makes more than a school district custodian. Everybody gets their hands dirty. We are efficient. We are as frugal as a farmer. We have six company vehicles. 4 trailers. A car to haul them and a small tractor. We are different.
There are many ways you can make a difference. We get that. We ask you to invest in what we are trying to do! Help kids eat healthy. Help kids appreciate and respect our planet. Help us partner with public schools.