Beginning in 2016 we will expand our local garden program and launch a nationwide initiative. #Greenmyschool plans to bring celebrities back to their hometowns to build organically grown gardens in their very own elementary schools.

Supported by Gardein, our goals is to have 20 cities with organically grown school garden programs by 2020 all over the country.

Each school will have a celebrity ambassador. Ultimately our vision is to have a school garden program in every city in America, teaching our children the values of eating healthy and planting herbs and vegetables into our precious soil.

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 are able to 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 own lives and have greater self-confidence and leadership skills.

Since inception, EMA has directly supported 17 LA school gardens through funding and celebrity mentoring via EMA’s Young Hollywood Board and Parent Board.

See photos from all our School Gardens and School Garden events right here
Additional support from Kellogg:


Schools participating in the #GreenMySchool Program:

Check out our most recent #GreenMySchool garden:


Eastside Elementary School


186th Street Elementary School
Arts & Services for the Disabled
Brooklyn Early Education Center
Calvert Street Elementary School
Carson Senior High School
Carthay Center Elementary School
Cochran Middle School
Eliot Middle School
Helen Bernstein High School
Marvin Avenue Elementary School
Metropolitan High School
North Hollywood High School
Nueva Esperanza Charter Academy
Queen Anne Elementary School
Saturn Street Elementary School
University High School
Venice Senior High School
Westminster Avenue Elementary School