Updated: Apr 6, 2021
WELCOME TO WEST VERNON’S NEW
ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION CENTER
West Vernon Elementary’s garden underwent major renovations this summer to establish itself as EnrichLA’s new Environmental Action Center. These improvements utilize the entire garden space area by adding more citrus trees, raised garden beds for edible vegetables and herbs, focusing more on whole campus composting, improving the student classroom area, adding a dry creek, and eventually, a native California section of the garden will be added to encourage native pollinators and birds.
Students are working hard!
Students joining the first rotation of the garden classes were excited to be a part of something so new! 4th and 5th graders were busy working in the garden beds and making them ready for the fall season by testing soils, finding companion plants, and working on turning the compost pile.
TK and Kinder students are working more on exploration in the garden by using their senses. They’re familiarizing themselves with their new surroundings and encouraged to plant as many seeds as possible. Everyone is happy to get their hands dirty to make this new garden thrive!
Garden Bracelets! Using the sticky side of the painters tape, students collect small bits of the garden that they find interesting!
TK and Kinder students using their sense of touch to explore different seeds