We have a variety of garden spaces on campus, the two main spaces are the lower garden (main yard) and upper garden (beside and behind kindergarten classes.) In previous years, each classroom had a designated garden bed that was maintained and nurtured by the students, the parent garden volunteers and the teachers. This school-year (2016-2017) the classes will work together to grow one shared garden. New this year, we have partnered with EnrichLA. Their Garden Ranger, Ryley Schlachter, supported by teachers and parent volunteers, will provide classroom instruction and garden club on Fridays assuring every student has the chance to learn in the garden.
EACH CLASSROOM WILL HAVE SIX WEEKS OF GARDEN INSTRUCTION BY ENRICHLA.
These classes are a great time to volunteer in the classroom. EnrichLA will also run a weekly garden club during lunch on Fridays and parent volunteers can also assist during this time. Enrich LA will utilize the lower garden in the main yard. CLICK HERE FOR ALL CLASSROOM'S DATES
EACH CLASS STILL NEEDS A PARENT GARDEN REPRESENTATIVE.
The garden reps form the garden committee along with other interested school staff or community members. The garden committee supports the garden in many ways including maintenance, classroom support, fundraising, events, etc. The garden rep acts as the liaison between the garden committee and their classroom. The garden committee has three general meetings a year, brings gardening activities to the classroom and creates volunteer teams to address the needs of the school garden. First meeting is Friday, September 16th at 8:15 AM in the lower garden.
FINALLY, PLEASE SIGN-UP FOR A PRODUCE BOX THROUGH FARM FRESH TO YOU.
Fresh produce will be delivered right to your house. Go to the website:farmfreshtoyou.com and use the promo code: fomws to help sustain the school garden (10% goes directly to the garden.) Another popular way to support the garden is to bring your recyclable bottles and cans to school every Monday. Our dedicated Green Team collects and returns them and all proceeds go to the garden.
If you have a talent, a passion, a project idea or just a curiosity for gardening, please e-mail or call Jessica Judd, firstname.lastname@example.org or 323-547-2359. All skill levels are welcome! Looking forward to a great year!
Your Parent Garden Rangers,
Jessica and Greg
Enrich LA was funded this year thanks to the FOMWS Auction fundraising event in 2016 and funds from the recycling team, keep recycling -- every Monday morning!.