A Pop Up Garden

  • Location
    Los Angeles, California
  • Status

The Problem

We as a school, at Western Avenue Elementary are coming together to grow food, despite having an all asphalt campus. We are here to take our health and knowledge of growing food systems back into the hands of our community through our students.

Our Plan

We are creating a "Pop Up" Garden. All teachers will have access to grow kits with engaging, exploratory activities. They will create satellite gardens all over our campus through the use of grow bags. Once we reach harvest then our community non-profit partner, Cooking With Gabby, will come in and cook the harvest with each grade level as a harvest meal. A group of students will train to be "master" gardeners after school and will support teachers using their grow kits.

Themes Addressed

  • term icon
    Clean Water
  • term icon
    Community Enhancement
  • term icon
    Food Choices

The Benefit

About Roots & Shoots

We are nurturing the compassionate leaders of tomorrow.

Get To Know Our Model

New Report