EnrichLA builds edible gardens and green spaces in local schools, and provides garden based education in these schools!


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  • PLAY ·2014 Grants Challenge
    🎉 Winner

    75 School Gardens in Los Angeles Schools!

    We are building 11 new gardens that will receive our Garden Ranger Program - offering garden based ed to THOUSANDS of LA kids!

  • 2013 Grants Challenge

    EnrichLA A Garden in EVERY School!

    Our idea is simple: A Garden in EVERY School. Over the last 2 years EnrichLA has installed gardens of all types in schools throughout Los Angeles County, from the West Side of Los Angeles to the San Gabriel Valley. We will continue our work, building more gardens in schools throughout Los Angeles, focusing on low-income and under-served neighborhoods. School gardens benefit students and communities in a variety of ways. The most immediate impact for these children is that after our school garden build, students have instant access to green outdoor spaces. Areas that were formerly unused parking lots or asphalt slabs are now transformed into lush and inviting gardens. In addition to improved aesthetics, these outdoor spaces can, over time, impact the health and wellness of children and their surrounding community. Air quality will be improved, leading to a lower cancer risk from air toxicity, and an increased exposure to the natural world will lead to a higher level of environmental stewardship. With this new exposure and education, students will learn how to implement changes in their daily life that reduce waste, energy consumption, and pollution. The gardens also act as catalysts to show students just how versatile, delicious, and fun healthy food can be, developing positive attitudes toward healthy food and increasing consumption of those foods. The startling obesity statistics in Metro Los Angeles alone demonstrate a strong need for this kind of program.