EMA Young Hollywood Board Member, Emmanuelle Chriqui visited Carson Senior High School yesterday to witness the ribbon cutting ceremony for their new windmill (the first at a LAUSD school) and to do some additional planting in the garden she’s been mentoring for several years.
The one-acre garden boasts peach, apple, plum, nectarine, and banana trees alongside vegetables and herbs. The garden acts as a learning environment for students in all grade and skill levels. It provides lessons not only in healthy eating, but has helped low ability students with cognitive and social skills. Several students with autism have improved their social and anger management skills thanks to the calming aromas of the herb garden. Continue reading