History of the Program
The Environmental Media Association (EMA) launched its Green My School Program (formally titled, EMA School Garden Program) on Tuesday, May 12, 2009, at Helen Bernstein High School in Hollywood.
The Green My School Program allows children across the country to benefit from shared urban school garden experiences and inspire students to take action on behalf of nature. Students who can leave the confines of a classroom for an outdoor, environmental experience learn more and test higher than other students. They also make healthier food choices in their lives and have greater self-confidence and leadership skills.
We believe that a disconnect from nature, our soil & water systems, and where food comes from is the root cause of many of our modern environmental issues. We hope by getting kids outside and planting vegetables and herbs, we can start to change that disconnect.
Since inception, EMA has directly supported 20 LA school gardens through corporate and public funding and celebrity mentoring via EMA’s Young Hollywood Board and Parent Board.
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