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Events

City Seedlings Summer Camp 2017

By Elizabeth Hall

We’re thrilled to announce that GSF’s City Seedlings Summer Camp is back for another year, and you’re officially invited to join the party! Explore the world of science and nature at GSF’s City Seedlings Summer Camp! During their week-long session, campers will play, experiment, and learn in GSF’s 1.5 acre organic garden at 24th Street … Continued

Events

Announcing GSF’s Garden Educator Training Program

By Elizabeth Hall

Want to take your Los Angeles school garden to the next level? Apply now to our 3- day Garden Educator Training!  Our training will be hosted at your school site and will be completely tailored to your school’s needs. This custom training program will be facilitated by GSF in partnership with the Whole Kids Foundation. … Continued

A Teacher’s Perspective: Interview with Ms. Gomez

By Elizabeth Hall

As Ms. Gomez’s first grade students walk into the GSF classroom at Grand View Elementary School, they are immediately greeted by the sweet scent of fresh-cut limes and cilantro. It is the last cooking class of the day, and the students eagerly take their seats as Ms. Kathryn, the garden coordinator, describes the recipe they … Continued

Intern Spotlight: Interview with Yenny Martin

By Elizabeth Hall

Morning is one of the most pleasurable times of day to spend in the garden.  In the morning, the garden is quiet, flooded with sun, damp with dew, and the heat of the day has yet to rise. On one such sunny morning, I meet with Yenny, an intern at GSF, to ask her a … Continued

A Principal’s Perspective: Mr. Ortiz

By Elizabeth Hall

Six years ago Mr. Ortiz, the principal at Grand View Boulevard Elementary School, had a vision. He wanted to plant a vegetable garden for his students. As a native Angelino and veteran of the LASUD system, Mr. Ortiz understands the unique challenges students at his school face. For many children, the garden isn’t just a … Continued

Grow a Future with Garden School Foundation

By Elizabeth Hall

In times of unrest, it is often children who bring joy to our lives. Their insatiable curiosity and boundless sense of wonderment reminds us to live in the present. Children themselves, however, are often unaware of the power of their collective and individual voices. Here at Garden School Foundation, we empower children to trust and … Continued

Kindergartners Visit the Greenhouse!

By Elizabeth Hall

GSF is passionate about the important work that we do at our school sites around Los Angeles, so it is particularly exciting when we can bring two of those sites together in one of our beautiful gardens! On December 3rd, we welcomed a group of kindergartners from 24th Street Elementary to our greenhouse at Widney … Continued

Garden Wisdom

How we became more GREEN on March 17th!

By Elizabeth Hall

Exciting things are taking shape over at 24th Street Elementary! Not only do we now have a new and improved compost system as of our last workday (thank you volunteers!), but, we are happy to announce the introduction of GSF’s Cafeteria- to- Compost program! Since March 17th, with only 5 days of composting lunch food … Continued

Workdays at 24th Street Elementary’s garden! In words and pictures

By Elizabeth Hall

Workdays are that exciting time once a month when we get to come together as a community, get dirt under our fingernails, volunteer our time planting, weeding, or installing new garden artwork, learn something new (each workday has cooking or gardening workshop) and eat delicious food! We have so many great pictures below we’ll let … Continued

Garden Wisdom

How Does Your Garden Grow?

By Elizabeth Hall

Our garden at 24th Street Elementary School is loving all the attention it’s getting after the holiday break! All of our sites have been busy with new interns, new volunteers, our January workday, and a new 24th Street Garden Coordinator, Abigail Orosz! Help us welcome Abigail to our GSF Community! Abigail comes from an environmental … Continued