Check out the video from EMA’s recent visit to the LAcarGUY sponsored Helen Bernstein High School Garden – our very first garden that we helped plant four years ago!
On Thursday, May 30, 2013, several Young Hollywood Board Members (Lance Bass, Dawn Olivieri, Amy Smart & Alison Sudol) came out for the final garden visit of the school year at Helen Bernstein High School Garden. The garden is generously supported by Mike Sullivan’s LAcarGUY, Toyota of Hollywood & Kellogg Garden Products.
The four year-old garden which was once just a slab of concrete and dirt has flourished into an amazing display of vegetables, herbs and flowers.
The YHB garden mentors helped the student gardeners plant some cucumbers and herbs.
Lance Bass learned first hand about the importance of lady bugs helping keep pests at bay.
Students clear out dry shrubs.
On a beautiful spring day, garden mentors Emmanuelle Chriqui, Amy Smart, and Carter Oosterhouse dropped in for a visit to the Cochran Middle School Garden.
The garden was built in late 2011 and is sponsored by EMA and Tiffany & Co. and supported by the LA Conservation Corps. The garden was recently harvested so Amy, Carter, Emmanuelle and the student gardeners spent the afternoon replanting some herbs and inspecting the plants (like watermelon and tomatoes) that should start to bloom in the next few months.
EMA board members and friends take over Protect Our Planet Week on Hollywood Squares! Vintage EMA 2001. Look out for the brief cameo by an old timey Toyota Prius — you’ll hardly recognize it!
The Annual EMA School Garden Luncheon celebrates EMA’s 16 school gardens with a feast prepared by Chef Mary Sue Milliken with food collected and grown by students from their gardens. EMA Young Hollywood Board Members Ginnifer Goodwin, Lance Bass, Amy Smart, and Carter Oosterhouse all weigh in on the day’s fabulous festivities.
Young Hollywood Board Chair and garden mentor, Amy Smart, visited the beautiful garden at Carthay Center Elementary School on Thursday. The garden was in full bloom with fruit trees, a giant mulberry bush, carrots, herbs, grapes, lettuce, artichokes, fava beans, tropical fruit trees including papayas and bananas, and much much more.
The garden has been around since 2006 and has made a big impact on the way students learn about their natural surroundings. In fact, the hands-on experience of working in a garden has helped improve the school’s overall science scores by nearly 60% in a single year!