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Saturday, March 31, 2012, 8:00am-1:00pm – Orville Wright Middle School Volunteers will head to We...

One Bus, One Cause: Next Stop – Orville Wright Middle School

Posted on March 31st, 2012
Saturday, March 31, 2012, 8:00am-1:00pm – Orville Wright Middle School


Volunteers will head to Westchester for the Mayor’s Good Food Day of Service, which occurs throughout Los Angeles to unite the community in support of good food and volunteerism. Service projects focus on building a more just and sustainable food system to reduce hunger, improve public health, increase equity in our communities, educate, stimulate local economic activity, and foster environmental stewardship.

On March 31, volunteers will work in conjunction with the Emerson Avenue Community Garden and the Westchester Area Chamber of Commerce on “A Day in the Garden” at the Orville Wright Middle School Garden. The mission for the garden is to develop the grounds into a self-governing and sustainable organic community garden and maintain it for the purpose of providing its members and the surrounding urban community a place to grow food. The vision for the garden is a community gathering place that will bring together Orville Wright Middle School students and staff, local community members, and the general public. Working together, volunteers provide education and guidance in the growing of food plants, recycling of waste through composting, and maintaining a green space open to all.

Service tasks include:

  • Installing four communal community garden beds
  • Planting edible plants
  • Installing hardscape in the student mandala area
  • Building a compost pile
  • Caring for existing native garden
  • Constructing a circular seating area/outdoor classroom
  • Harvesting plants from small communal community garden bed so participants can sample fresh produce grown on site

Small seed packets with instructions for growing food in containers will be given out, so volunteers can take their new gardening skills back home! Breakfast and lunch will be provided, but be sure to bring your own water bottle, clothes that can get dirty, and closed-toe shoes. For questions about this project, contact volunteer@ucla.edu.

Sign ups for this event are now closed. Thank you for your interest. We hope you will consider other One Bus, One Cause opportunities.

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