Mark Twain Middle School in Venice/Mar Vista offers their students the opportunity to build an edible garden, orchard, and healthy food culture while at school. Mark Twain is a Title 1 school, where 84% of the students qualify for free or reduced cost lunch. The school provides healthy food experiences and promotes healthy minds and community through the enjoyment of food and nature. A garden-based curriculum is integrated into many different classes addressing environmental issues and the responsibility of caring for nature.
r On Saturday, February 22nd, the Volunteer Leadership Program is sending a busload of students, families and friends to Mark Twain Middle School for a gardening event. Participants will have the opportunity to work on the school’s garden by planting new foliage or by removing old plants, or work on painting projects at the school. A light breakfast, lunch, transportation, and all needed supplies will be provided; all you need is an open mind and willing-to-get-dirty hands!
r This project is a collaboration between the Volunteer Center and the Alumni Scholars Club. The Volunteer Leadership Program gives students the opportunity to work directly with the Center by planning and leading their own community service projects in Los Angeles. Learn more this collaboration at https://volunteer.ucla.edu/alumni-scholars/.
9 am- 3 pm
Tags: health, education
Contact Person: Karla Estudillo
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Phone Number: 3109833525
Organization: UCLA Volunteer Center