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Hollywood’s Amy Smart, Nicole Richie and Anna Getty launch the School Gardens Program

HOLLYWOOD – MAY 12: Anna Getty, Nicole Richie, and Amy Smart attend The Environmental Media Association’s Organic Gardens Initiative launch held at The Helen Bernstein High School on May 12, 2009 in Hollywood, California.
Photo: Alexandra Wyman

EMA’s Young Hollywood Board launches the School Gardens Program!

The Environmental Media Association (EMA), Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and sponsor Yes To Carrots, a natural personal care brand, have launched an ongoing partnership to support organic gardens and greenery in urban schools across Los Angeles. EMA will directly support a number of school gardens through funding and celebrity mentoring via EMA’s Young Hollywood Board. Yes To Carrots will support the campaign through its non-profit Yes To Carrots Seed Fund, which helps underserved communities to develop self-sustaining, organic food sources.

The Organic Gardens partnership launched on Tuesday, May 12, 2009, at Helen Bernstein High School in Hollywood and the initial thrust of the program will cover 10 LAUSD schools. Once established, the Organic Gardens Program will expand its support to 25 schools within the LAUSD.

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Free Distance Learning Courses on Urban Agriculture available online


This free version is self-paced. These courses are offered to you by the Resource Centres on Urban Agriculture and Food Security (RUAF) and Ryerson University. Simply sign in as a guest and start reading.

Distance Learning on Urban Agriculture (UA)

Course 1 – Understanding UA

Module 1 – The Concept of Urban Agriculture
Module 2 – Building Blocks of Urban Agriculture
Module 3 – Types of urban agriculture
Module 4 – Direct and indirect stakeholders in UA
Module 5 – Dimensions of UA: Benefits and functions
Module 6 – Dimensions of UA: Problems and risks
Module 7 – Constraints and opportunities facing UA

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