Sunday, July 19, 2009

Los Angeles Schools and Urban Gardens

It seems that the current trend of growing your own has, wonderfully, encouraged Schools Districts to get in on the act.

"The Environmental Media Association (EMA), Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and sponsor Yes To Carrots, a natural personal care brand, have launched an ongoing partnership to support organic gardens and greenery in urban schools across Los Angeles. EMA will directly support a number of school gardens through funding and celebrity mentoring via EMA’s Young Hollywood Board. Yes To Carrots will support the campaign through its non-profit Yes To Carrots Seed Fund, which helps underserved communities to develop self-sustaining, organic food sources."

It can only be a good thing, judging from the current condition of many, if not all, school yards in Los Angeles. They are bleak places, that only encourage truancy, bullying and graffiti. Check it out here. EMA.

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