Event Title

Service Opportunity at The Learning Garden

Event Type

Event

Location

Venice High School

Start Date

10-11-2012 9:00 AM

End Date

10-11-2012 2:00 PM

Description

In honor of the Health Now theme of The 2012 Bellarmine Forum, the Center for Service and Action partnered with the Learning Garden located at Venice High School for a service opportunity.

The Learning Garden is a model example of how school gardens can transform the lives of students and teachers and the environment of their community. For several years, many groups worked with the high school horticulture program to transform the 60,000 square foot plot of land into a garden, but due to lack of stronger community support it remained mostly an eyesore filled with trash, overgrown with weeds, and a magnet for vandalism. Today, the agricultural plots are filled with organic food grown by the high school students. Health-related classes such as tai chi, qigong, and natural food cooking are offered on its large stone patio. The garden has a large medicinal plant section for educational purposes, a pond with a water garden and waterfall, and a California native plant and cacti garden. A community garden is tended by local volunteers, and numerous groups and organizations use and support the garden. Join a group of LMU companions and volunteer in the learning garden to help honor the health of our community.

The school is located at the cross-section of Walgrove and Venice Blvd. The official address is 13000 Venice Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90066. For more information about The Learning Garden, please visit http://www.thelearninggarden.org.

Attendees were asked to bring their own pair of gardening gloves, sack lunch and reusable water bottle. We moved compost, mulched and helped with various tasks that needed to be done in order to help this community garden thrive.

There was no minimum age requirement and children were welcome. There were a few simple rules: stay in the pathways, don't pick fruit or veggies you did not grow and no running.

There is a 40 person maximum attendance for this volunteer event.

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Nov 10th, 9:00 AM Nov 10th, 2:00 PM

Service Opportunity at The Learning Garden

Venice High School

In honor of the Health Now theme of The 2012 Bellarmine Forum, the Center for Service and Action partnered with the Learning Garden located at Venice High School for a service opportunity.

The Learning Garden is a model example of how school gardens can transform the lives of students and teachers and the environment of their community. For several years, many groups worked with the high school horticulture program to transform the 60,000 square foot plot of land into a garden, but due to lack of stronger community support it remained mostly an eyesore filled with trash, overgrown with weeds, and a magnet for vandalism. Today, the agricultural plots are filled with organic food grown by the high school students. Health-related classes such as tai chi, qigong, and natural food cooking are offered on its large stone patio. The garden has a large medicinal plant section for educational purposes, a pond with a water garden and waterfall, and a California native plant and cacti garden. A community garden is tended by local volunteers, and numerous groups and organizations use and support the garden. Join a group of LMU companions and volunteer in the learning garden to help honor the health of our community.

The school is located at the cross-section of Walgrove and Venice Blvd. The official address is 13000 Venice Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90066. For more information about The Learning Garden, please visit http://www.thelearninggarden.org.

Attendees were asked to bring their own pair of gardening gloves, sack lunch and reusable water bottle. We moved compost, mulched and helped with various tasks that needed to be done in order to help this community garden thrive.

There was no minimum age requirement and children were welcome. There were a few simple rules: stay in the pathways, don't pick fruit or veggies you did not grow and no running.

There is a 40 person maximum attendance for this volunteer event.