Tag: School Garden

Toyota Hollywood Flexes Its Green Thumb

December 11, 2012 lacarguy Toyota of Hollywood Tags: , , , , , 0 Comments

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 of Hollywood's EMA Garden Update

May 7, 2012 lacarguy Community Involvement, School Garden Project Tags: , , , , 0 Comments

The Toyota of Hollywood School Gardens Project continues to evolve! Please take a look at these recent pictures from the garden that Ms. Hairston from Helen Bernstein High School was kind enough to provide us.

We are excited see the garden in person next week at our event with EMA and Rachelle Lefevre from the Twilight movies!

Update on Toyota of Hollywood's School Garden

March 18, 2012 lacarguy School Garden Project, Toyota of Hollywood Tags: , , , , , 1 Comment

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?

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Toyota of Hollywood School Garden Groundbreaking

December 9, 2011 lacarguy Green Team, School Garden Project, Scion of Hollywood, Toyota of Hollywood Tags: , , , , , , , , , , 0 Comments

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Toyota of Hollywood’s School Gardens Program is off to a great start! During the first week of the program, the LA Conservation Corps worked strenuously to remove the pre-existing shrubbery and brush and flatten out the garden area. Later in the week LA Conservation Corps built wooden garden beds and filled them with nutrient-rich soil to support a healthy garden.

Next week, the garden will really start to take shape when students at Helen Bernstein High School will start planting the first seedlings in the garden beds. We can’t wait to get the students involved in this wonderful program!

Toyota of Hollywood partners with EMA on School Garden Project

December 2, 2011 lacarguy Environmental Media Association, Green Charity, Green Team, LAcarGUY Sustainability, School Garden Project, Scion of Hollywood, Toyota of Hollywood Tags: , , , , , 0 Comments


Toyota of Hollywood (an LAcarGUY dealership) is proud to announce our sponsorship of Environmental Media Association’s (EMA) School Garden Program at Helen Bernstein High School. This program is an innovative initiative between the EMA and the LAUSD to support gardens and greenery in urban schools across Los Angeles.

Community and environmental causes have always been a priority for LAcarGUY dealerships so we were excited to provide a hands-on educational opportunity through the Helen Bernstein school garden. This “living classroom” will enrich the learning experience for all students at Helen Bernstein and will help develop healthier food choices and eating patterns that can last a lifetime.

EMA launched an ongoing partnership with LAUSD to support gardens and greenery in urban schools across Los Angeles. The school garden will be a great opportunity for the children take their learning beyond the four walls, in a more dynamic environment. Math, science, nutrition, health, and fitness can all be taught through the use of these gardens. In addition to the garden itself, EMA will also provide a celebrity mentoring program for students with a member of their Young Hollywood Board that includes Amy Smart, Nicole Richie, Maroon 5 and Rosario Dawson!

We will continue to bring you updates and pictures of our newly adopted garden. If you’re involved in growing your own fruits and vegetables in your backyard, tell us your story and send in pictures. We would love to see them! We’ll continue to bring you updates and pictures of our newly adopted garden. If you’re involved in growing your own fruits and vegetables in your backyard, tell us your story and send in pictures. We would love to see them!

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