Wednesday, August 18, 2010
A Garden Started by Two Moms
Two moms, Theresa Franklin and Lisa Mann, told their story on momlogic.com about "How Two Moms Brought Organic Food to an Urban School" for Rio Vista Elementary School. After learning that their kid's kindergarten class believed that vegetables came from the store, the two moms became inspired to change the kids' views. Theresa and Lisa made their idea into reality after seeing an underutilized piece of land that can be transformed into a garden. They received approval from Department of Recreation and Parks to use the land and on behalf of Rio Vista PTA, they applied and was awarded the CB Grant for two consecutive years. With the grant funds, the PTA was able to build over a dozen planting beds and purchase a tool shed, plants and other supplies for the garden. With the help of the school community, the area has transformed into a beautiful sanctuary that provides a unique learning experience for the teachers and students. As stated by Theresa, the kids can "know that their veggies come from a seed planted in the ground.....learn responsibility, life cycles and much more."
Posted by Los Angeles CB Grant at 10:03 AM