Timeline

“a nonprofit that has recruited volunteers and plowed through bureaucracies to build edible gardens that serve as nutrition and science study centers on 64 campuses”

Steve Lopez | LA Times | June 2014

enrich LA was founded in 2011 and since then, we have created 103 school gardens

the following is a timeline of events since 2011

2017

Spring 

the new edible garden at Crenshaw Family YMCA is completed.

the new edible garden at Arroyo Seco Museum Science Magnet is built with the help of Do Good Bus volunteers.

the new edible garden at McFadden Intermediate School is built through the continued support and help of the Anaheim Ducks!

the new edible garden at Mid City Prescott School of Enriched Studies will be built through a partnership with Keller Williams Realty.

2016

103 sites

Winter

the new edible garden at Dayton Heights Elementary is built.

the existing garden at San Pedro Elementary School is renovated and is better than ever!

the new edible garden at Port of Los Angeles High School is built.

the new edible garden at Charles White Elementary is built with the help of USC Caruso Catholic Center volunteers.

the new edible garden at Starview Elementary is built with the support and help of the Anaheim Ducks.

Spring

the new edible garden at Mayberry Street Elementary is built with the help of Americorps volunteers.

the new edible garden at Lassen Elementary is built through a partnership with Nestle. The new edible garden at Primary Academy Sucess school is built with the help of Whitter College Sustainability Club volunteers.

the existing garden at the Hollywood School House is renovated.

The new edible school garden at Kingsley Elementary is completed with the help of Do Good Bus volunteers.

The new edible school garden at Eastman Avenue Elementary is built with the help of UCLA Global Brigades volunteers.

The new edible school garden was built at Arts in Action Community Charter with the help of realtors from KellerWilliams.

Summer

The existing garden at Stevenson Elementary is renovated. This is our first Burbank Unified School!

A new wheelchair accessible garden is built at El Sereno Middle School.

The new edible school garden at KIPP Empower is built with the help of Next Step Ministries

The new special needs garden is built at John Marshall High School thanks to the help of volunteers from Bain & Company.

The new garden at 42nd Street Elementary is built through a partnership with Nestle.

Amidst a busy summer, we begin Garden Ranger training for our 2016-2017 school year! This year we have a wonderful group of new and returning Rangers!

A new rooftop garden is built in the Variety Boys and Girls Club in Boyle Heights thanks to the help of Marlborough Students.

Fall

A new partnership with Taking the Reins emerges!

We implement our Garden Ranger Program for the first time at Temple Israel of HollywoodDahlia Heights Elementary and Mt. Washington Elementary.

2015

84 sites

Spring

enrich LA begins a new partnership with the Kitchen Community and Whayley Middle School

the new garden at Rio Vista Elementary School is completed with the help of Do Good Bus, UCLA CSC, and UCLA Chi Omega

the new edible garden at John Marshall High School is completed

the edible garden at Calvert Street Elementary School is upgraded and the garden ranger program begins

Summer

the new garden (on concrete) at Frank Del Olmo Elementary School is completed with the help of Nestle and beautiful designs from Ryan Drnek

the new garden at Toluca Lake Elementary School is completed with beautiful designs from Ryan Drnek

the second phase of wildlands at Walgrove Elementary School are completed

the new garden at Selma Avenue Elementary School is completed

the new garden at Rio Vista Elementary is completed

Winter

the edible garden at Montemalaga Elementary School is upgraded

the new edible garden at Riverside Drive Elementary School is completed

the new edible garden at Clifford Elementary is completed.

the new edible garden at Tenth Street Elementary is completed thanks to the help of USC Caruso Catholic Center volunteers

the new edible garden at Eagle Rock elementary is built thanks to the help of Splendid volunteers

2014

62 sites

Spring

the new edible garden at Melrose Elementary School is completed

the new edible garden at Juan Cabrillo Elementary School is completed with the help of Kaiser

the new edible garden at Kester Elementary School is completed with the help of UCLA

the edible garden at Dominguez High School is upgraded in partnership with the Kitchen Community

the edible garden at Foster Elementary School is upgraded in partnership with the Kitchen Community

the new edible garden at Carson-Gore Elementary School is completed with the help of Gay for Good and Fox Gives

the new edible garden at Van Nuys Middle School is completed

the new edible garden at Lenicia B. Weemes Elementary School is completed with the help of Turning Point School

the edible garden and kitchen at Valley View Elementary School are upgraded

the new farm at GlenFeliz Elementary School is completed

the new outdoor learning room at Lockwood Elementary School is completed

Summer

the new edible garden at The Accelerated Schools is completed with the help of the Office of Councilmember Curren Price

Fall

the new edible garden at Sullivan Pre-School is completed

the new edible garden at Ramona Elementary School is completed

Winter

the new edible garden at Los Feliz Elementary School is completed

the new butterfly garden at Rosewood Elementary School is completed

2013

45 sites

Spring

the new edible garden at Wilton Place Elementary School is completed with the help of Fox Gives and Antioch University Los Angeles

enrich LA creates its first dry creek at Lexington Avenue Primary Center School Garden

the new learning habitat and farm at El Sereno Middle School are completed with the help of Next Step Ministries and Boston Consulting Groupand with beautiful designs from Ryan Drnek

the new rooftop garden at Union Rescue Mission is completed with the help of Next Step Ministries

the new edible garden at Monlux Elementary School is completed

the new edible garden and outdoor classroom at Wilshire Park Elementary School are completed

Summer

the new edible garden at Gardner Elementary School is completed with the help of Friends of Gardner and Next Step Ministries

Fall

the new edible garden at Summit View School is completed

the new edible garden at United Children’s Learning Academy is completed

enrich LA completes its first non-school edible garden at Avalon Gardens Public Housing Community with the help of the Los Angeles Housing Authority, Boston Consulting Group, and Councilmember Curren Price of District 9

the new edible garden at Utah Street Elementary School is completed

the new edible garden at Vine Street Elementary School is completed with the help of Fox Gives

Winter

the new edible garden at Camino Nuevo Charter Academy is completed

the new edible garden at 6th Avenue Elementary School is completed with the help of the Kitchen Community

the new edible garden at Cheremoya Elementary School is completed

2012

30 sites

Spring

the farm at South Gate Middle School is upgraded with the help of Cal State LA, UCLA, F.I.S.H., Kaiser, and the Office of Board Member Bennett Kayser

the new edible garden at Nightingale Middle School is completed with the help of the Nightingale Initiative for Global Health, AmeriCorps, theLos Angeles Mission, and the Los Angeles Conservation Corps After School Program

the new edible garden at Synergy and Quincy Jones Elementary Schools is completed with the help of Growing Great

the new edible garden and kitchen at San Pedro Elementary School are completed with the help of Tree People, LAUSD Facilities and Office of Sustainability, the school principal and community members, and the Downtown LA Neighborhood Council

the new edible garden and kitchen arbor at Glassell Park Elementary School are completed with the help of Glassell Park Neighborhood Council

Summer

the two new edible gardens at RFK Community Schools are completed with the help of Gay for Good, Bank of America volunteers, We Serve LA, and the Office of Mayor Villaraigosa

the new wildlands at Walgrove Elementary School are completed with the help of LAUSD contractor W.E. O’Neil and Mia Lehrer + Associates and with beautiful designs from Ryan Drnek

Fall

the new edible garden at Lexington Avenue Primary Center is completed with the help of Whole Foods

the new edible garden at Mattie Lou Maxwell Elementary School is completed with the help of the Anaheim Ducks Foundation, Whole Foods, and Starbucks

the new farm and nature garden at Valmonte Elementary School is completed

the new farm at Wilshire Crest Elementary School is completed

the new edible garden at Woodlawn Elementary School is completed

the new edible garden at Bryson Avenue Elementary School is completed with the help of DirecTV and Do Good Bus

the new edible garden at the Roosevelt High School of Environmental and Social Policy is completed

Winter

the new mini edible garden at New Village Charter High School is completed with the help of Boston Consulting Group

the new edible garden and kitchen arbor at Delevan Drive Elementary School are completed with the help of Next Step Ministries and Mercer

the new edible garden at Alta Loma Elementary School is completed with the help of Ticketmaster, Fox Gives, Mid City Neighborhood Council,Whole Kids Foundation, Whole Foods, Searchlight Films, and Principal Ellen DeLeston and the school

2011

15 sites

Spring

after building an edible garden in a middle school and witnessing firsthand the effect that it had on the school and the kids, Tomas O’Grady, Enrich LA’s co-founder, was inspired to create the non-profit Enrich LA along with Leonardo Chalupowicz

the new edible garden at Micheltorena Elementary School is completed under the leadership of Leonardo Chalupowicz and with the help ofLAUSD Facilities, Silverlake Neighborhood Council, and hundreds of community volunteers

the new edible garden at Thomas Starr King Middle School was completed in 2009 under the leadership of Tomas O’ Grady, and with the help ofLos Feliz Neighborhood Council, Whole Foods, councilmember Tom LaBonge, Silver Lake Farms, and hundreds of volunteers

Summer

the new edible garden at Los Feliz Charter School for the Arts is completed

the new edible garden at Roosevelt High School is completed with the help of Gay for Good, Partnership for Los Angeles Schools, and We Serve LA

the new edible garden at Main Street Elementary School is completed

Fall

the new edible garden at Roybal Learning Center is completed

thee new edible garden at John Adams Middle School is completed with the help of South Central Neighborhood Council, Fox Gives, the Altria Family of Companies, the LA Conservation Corps, LAUSD’s Sustainable Yards, Tree People, and everyone who donated to the Kickstarter campaign for the garden; in a unique partnership with Tree People, Tree People removed asphalt for new trees on campus and used leftover resources to remove enough asphalt for a small edible garden

the edible garden at Atwater Avenue Elementary School is upgraded and Enrich LA starts its first garden ranger program

the new edible garden at West Vernon Elementary School is completed and the garden ranger program begins

the farm at Markham Middle School is upgraded with a generous grant from Partnership for Los Angeles Schools and with the help of the Boys and Girls Club of Markham Middle School

Winter

 

the new edible garden at Trinity Elementary School is completed in partnership with Tree People and Fox Gives

the new edible garden and outdoor kitchen at Luther Burbank Middle School are completed with the help of LAUSD Facilities, FreshFoodBike.com, the Whole Foods at 3rd & Fairfax, Health Ceramics, Prime Rib Productions, Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council,Venice YouthBuild, and everyone who donated to Enrich LA’s Kickstarter campaign for school gardens