Spring Planting

March 13, 2013 — Leave a comment

LA is warmer and its time to begin to garden.  On Saturday March 9 LA CAUSA youth place much needed nutrients and love into the Humphrey’s Elementary School Garden.   Our work day began at 9 am, the first task to tilt and remove all weeds from the garden beds.  See Ya weeds, lets make some room for some veggies.  Once we added some nutrients to each bed, we began are planting.   Some of the plants we planted where Tomatoes, cabbage, strawberries, chiles, squash and so much more.   Then we topped each bed with a fresh coat of mulch to keep the bed moist.   And finally we watered the garden.

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Juan Guiterrez a LA CAUSA Americorps student was name a Lead Now Fellow.  SustainUS launched the Lead Now Fellowship to train, support, and inspire youth to become leaders in advancing sustainable development. They select a diverse group of six young people (age 13-26) and provide mentoring and training by SustainUS alumni and partners who are leaders in the field.  Juan will be developing the ROOTS Gardens program under LA CAUSA.   Look out for our Workdays.  

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Help build the Eastman Community Garden by donating today.  The first garden in East LA build using crowd sourcing.   LA CAUSA is participating in the Grow Urban Gardens a partnership between Whole Kids Foundation, PACT, and Indiegogo .  They are  helping to  build 100 urban sustainable gardens across the U.S. that provide increased access to healthy food and empower adults and childern to actively experience how food is grown —– from seed to plate.
The “Urban Gardens Across America” campaign enables consumers to fund the  garden projects through the crowd funding platform Indiegogo.   As an added incentive, PACT, a mission-­‐‑driven organic apparel line, will also offer gifts from its new urban garden-­‐‑inspired Spring/Summer 2013 collection for each donation made online at http://www.indiegogo.com/partners/grdn from January 21 –February 28.  Whole Kids Foundation, a Whole Foods Market® foundation, will provide additional financial support for each garden from funds raised and provide specialized resources like online garden planning tools and organic seeds to help build or expand each urban garden.

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