The Regenerative Learning Garden

Thanks to USGBC-LA or the U.S. Green Building Council of Los Angeles, Eco Urban Gardens has received the 2019 Legacy grant to install the Regenerative Learning Garden at Arroyo High School. The RLG will include CA native plants in a wildflower meadow, swale with riparian zone, walking meditation labyrinth, informational kiosks, living green wall and hugelkultur bed. DG pathways will be installed throughout with benches for relaxing and bird watching. A farm stand will be constructed to hold a farmers market hosted by students. The RLG upon completion will be open to the community after school and on weekends. Regular weekend workshops will teach community members about drought tolerant organic gardening with CA native plants. Construction of the garden will be completed by September of 2019. We have a lot of work to do over the next six months so if you are interested in volunteering for this project please email our volunteer coordinator Elizabeth Christy echristy@ecourbangardens.org

Recent News Story on AHS:

The Arroyo High School Garden was recently featured in a news story by Spectrum News Please click here to see the video and read the article.

Photos from the Garden:

Student at the STEM Academy of Boyle Heights building their self designed vertical hydroponic garden system to use in the classroom or at home. This is a great solution to provide organic produce in areas considered food deserts.

All this rain has put the swale at Arroyo High School’s Regenerative Learning Garden to good use! Capturing rain water and allowing it to slowly soak into the ground prevents rain water from rushing out to the ocean through storm drains.

Winter is the time to harvest lots and lots of greens! All our school programs have been harvesting and eating kale, bok choy, lettuce, swiss chard, spinach, mustard greens and arugula.

 

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