These carrots and this garden scene may look like any other, and it is like every school garden. We have a small square of earth, vegetables and perennial fruits growing, and most importantly kids coming to the garden for goodness.
And maybe there is something more that makes our little square stand out.
Two springs ago, a group of Juniors, Seniors, and a few Sophomores reclaimed their abandoned school garden space. When we first started working this little square of the schoolyard, it was full of weeds with a few beautiful tulips poking through in the early spring to remind us that something was still there.
We have secured funding with a new partner Steps to Success, a Montbello nonprofit working to prevent youth violence with youth 14-24 years old. Our UrbanSEED program will use these funds to cover our first Youth Garden Leader Position to lead the garden and expand our community engagement.
Congrats Naasir Neely!!! Welcome to the CLP team!
Thank you Steps to Success Montbello for this opportunity as your support and belief in our work!!!