Actress/Model Beau Garrett supports school gardens
Calvert Street Elementary School Garden in Woodland Hills, CA, visited by actress
By EMA staff
Environmental Media Association
June 20, 2012
Beau got a personal tour of the garden, which started out a few years ago as a few small raised garden beds and has grown so much in such a short time.
Calvert’s parents and community are active in the school garden and a CSA (community sustainable agriculture) sale is hosted with seasonal fruit and veggies. Beau helped set up for the day’s big sale.
Calvert Street Elementary hopes to become a model on how to garden and manage green space within a school. The school of 400 students has put in native plant garden, has xeriscaped its perimeter, and several raised bed planters. What is now two bungalows on asphalt will become the new farm/learning garden that will host all of the children.
The garden work thus far has already drawn the attention of the community as local families have begun to re-enroll their children at the school. The school will only be more invigorated as the next phase of garden is added to the campus.