EMA Young Hollywood Board Member Malin Akerman visits the Metropolitan High School garden during Earth Week 2012 and talks about the importance of school gardens.
The LA Conservation Corps, in a role supporting the Environmental Media Association, has begun construction of a school garden at Metropolitan High School, the largest single-site continuation program in the Los Angeles Unified School District.
The campus is located at 727 S. Wilson St. in an industrial area of downtown, adjacent to Skid Row. The project will consist of clearing and leveling the garden area, constructing and installing raised garden beds and filling and planting seeds and seedlings.
The garden is part of EMA’s School Gardens Program, in which the LA Conservation Corps is a partner. Together with EMA’s corporate sponsors and celebrity mentors, the program created six school gardens in 2011. EMA believes that students don’t
have to learn only within the confines of four walls, but that education
can take place in a dynamic atmosphere that engages students in a unique
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