We are very happy to announce our brand new sponsorship with City National Bank that will be the official presenting sponsor for our existing gardens, along with the continued support of Kellogg Gardens Products to help refresh our school gardens.
HISTORY OF THE PROGRAM
The Environmental Media Association (EMA) launched its EMA School Garden Program on Tuesday, May 12, 2009, at Helen Bernstein High School in Hollywood.
The EMA School Garden 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.
Please help us put a school garden in every major city in the country!
Schools Participating in the EMA School Garden Program:
Check out our EMA School Garden Program Gardens:
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
Hancock Park Elementary for the Grove Park
Helen Bernstein High School
Heritage Museum of Orange County
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
Download these tips for students to learn how to go green!
How to start a School Garden
Check out this great blog at fix.com to learn how to start a school garden!