Amy Smart, Carter Oosterhouse & Emmanuelle Chriqui on simple ways to live green on Earth Day and everyday!
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 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