Tag: Helen Bernstein High School
If you’ve been following our posts about the School Garden Project at Helen Bernstein High School, we are glad to be able show you the wonderful final outcome. Initially, the school was was built on concrete grounds. With the addition of the school garden, it has been transformed into a lush greenspace where students, teachers and parents can learn not only how to grow their own vegetables but also be encouraged to eat healthy.
Watch the following video as members Toyota of Hollywood, LAcarGUY and Environmental Media Associations Young Hollywood celebrated the completion of the school garden project. Celebrities, Lance Bass, Amy Smart, Dawn Olivieri, and Alison Sudol were on hand to celebrate with the students and faculty of Helen Bernstein High School:
Toyota Hollywood employees along with Helen Bernstein High School students began their Winter planting today with kale, brussel sprouts, beets, onions, carrots, turmeric and chives. The parent volunteers and students also did an amazing job with garden maintenance by pulling all those darn weeds and making it easier for us to plant today. Thank you! Just look at the photos – the garden is so alive!
In addition to their many responsibilities as students, the Garden Club has offered to donate the garden vegetables to needy families of Helen Bernstein HS.
Toyota Hollywood employees along with Helen Bernstein High School
students began their Winter planting today with Kale, Brussels sprouts,
beets, onions, carrots, turmeric and chives. The parent volunteers and
students also did an amazing job with “garden maintenance” by pulling
all those darn weeds and making it easier for us to plant today. Thank
you! Just look at the photos – the garden is so alive!
Toyota of Hollywood’s school garden at Helen Bernstein High School in Hollywood is in full bloom with fruits, vegetables, California native drought tolerant plants and beautiful rose bushes outlining the amazing garden space. Throughout the summer, teachers, students and Toyota Hollywood employees will maintain the garden and make plans for Fall planting.
One objective of the garden was to develop an activity guide to help teachers integrate nutrition education, specifically as it relates to fruit and vegetables, into their curriculum. School gardens provide opportunities for hands-on learning activities that are vital in nutrition education. Gardens can be used to teach children about the origin of fruit and vegetables and give them opportunities to practice preparing fruits and veggies, while living a healthy lifestyle.
More importantly, having this garden and the freedom to get their hands dirty has given the students new opportunities to gain confidence and learn life-long lessons as they grow along with their plants.
This May, EMA’s Young Hollywood Board member, actress Rachelle Lefevre, was on hand to plant, dig and chat with the kids.
It had been nearly a year since EMA Young Hollywood Board Member Rachelle Lefevre’s last visit to Helen Bernstein High School’s garden, and a lot had changed (and grown!) since then.
Rachelle toured the garden and got her hands dirty by digging in.
See more photos from the day on our Flickr Photostream.
Gardens are a wonderful way for everyone to connect. Toyota of Hollywood employees along with the Garden Club, Journalism Club and and parents of Helen Bernstein High School planted, weeded, watered the garden. We planted tomatoes, basil, zucchini,cilantro, onions and strawberries.
We also planted marigolds. Did you know this flower is not only pretty but an insect repellent?