Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Make a Difference Without Getting Up

A friend of ours is championing this project in competition for grant to transform a parking lot at a public school into a garden classroom. With our state budgets under siege due ineffective government and weak economy, these kids and their school could really use the help.

From the website:

Transform a 5,800 s.f. asphalt parking lot at Micheltorena Elementary School into a beautiful garden / outdoor classroom. (Image 1)

A recent Progress Report created for Micheltorena Elementary School shows 370 enrolled students, with 318 categorized as socioeconomically disadvantaged. That is roughly 86% of the school’s population. 1 in 3 Los Angeles school children are projected to be obese in 2010. (Graph 1)

In support of these kids, the plan is to build the garden by marshaling the “Silver Lake Green Brigade” - all local volunteers - to assist fired up parents, teachers, kids, and Principal Furfari at Micheltorena Elementary. This synergy between community and school will amplify dollars coming from Nature’s Path exponentially.

If you want to go for bonus make-a-difference points, spread the word by posting a link from your own blog or facebook or twitter it (the buttons are on the page).

Micheltorena School Garden's Idea

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